This artist performed at the VFMF in 2016
Dominique Fricot (British Columbia)
You may recognize him as the street guitarist from the latest Netflix commercial, or maybe fromhis appearances in various Vancouver projects with past bands Spark That Screams and The Painted Birds – or more lately the Folk Roadshow and local electronic outfit, Regal. Dominique Fricot is the voice that could melt your heart, send chills down your back, and give you strange pangs of missing 80’s fashion, style, and music.
Hailing from Salmon Arm, B.C. with the sounds of Snow Patrol, Tori Amos and Radiohead – but with a string quartet to up the ante – Fricot’s lively presence and artistry have a magnetic property that draws in anyone with an appreciation for quality music.
One thing Dominique Fricot never fails to provide is a song for every mood, at every stage of life. Whether you’re lying on the floor unable to move from a shattered heart, mustering courage to start to slowly build a new life in unfamiliar territory, feeling the anxiety and terror of growing old, or warming your heart with fond (if not awkward) memories of youth, Dominique will meet you there. His music spans a lifetime, from when he started writing as a teen, to walking through vineyards in Germany, and now as a professional, recognized with awards and accolades. What might first come across as easy listening, you’ll soon learn is a hefty portion of musical soulfood.
Orphaned at the onset of adulthood, Dominique never wanders far from his memories with and without his parents for long in his musical inspiration. Reflecting and remembering are anchors that ground so much of the music, but don’t let that make you think it’s not going to be fun, too. With his constant schedule of touring North America and Europe for the past four years, Fricot’s got a handle on festivals -after all, memories have to be created in order to be remembered.