Gallant is a native of Rustico, Prince Edward Island and now lives in
Halifax, Nova Scotia. This prolific songwriter/performer has released
eight albums (seven in English and one in French) which have won him a
host of awards and nominations from both the JUNO Awards and East Coast
Music Awards. His songs have appeared in feature films, television
series, and in numerous theatrical productions.
has toured all over North America and in Europe with his band, in
acoustic settings, and with symphony orchestras. His performances have
been described as “energetic…dynamic…inspirational…A powerhouse of a
show!” - The Halifax Herald.
inducted into the Order of Canada, where it was said “Gallant has
garnered much respect for his hard hitting songs chronicling the lives of
people dealing with tremendous adversity and serious issues. Songs like
“Peter’s Dream,” “Island Clay,” “Man of Steel” and “The Hope for Next
Year,” articulate the feelings of many caught up in desperate situations
beyond their control, and at the same time celebrate the beauty of
lifestyle and landscape with their strong poetry and stirring
performed on human rights tours including an Oxfam sponsored trip to
Guatemala and a Canadian broadcast benefit concert in post Katrina New
Orleans. He and George Canyon were special guests on a trip to
Afghanistan to perform for the Canadian peace keeping troops.
Foster invited Gallant to perform at the David Foster & Friends
Charity Gala and Concert, which included such stars as Natalie Cole,
Babyface and Lionel Richie. 1.6 million dollars was raised for Foster's
shared the stage with such accomplished songwriters as Lucinda Williams,
Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Patti Griffin, and Ron Sexsmith and has
represented Canada at songwriter events in Nashville, London, and Texas.
“Our northern neighbor has given us some of the best songwriters living
today. You can add Lennie Gallant to that list.” - The Performing