Jeff Wall Band
Michel Started to play bass when he was 13 years old and at age 15 started to play in local clubs around his home town of Levis across the St Laurence River from Quebec City. Moved to Montreal in 1981 after a 1.5 year stay in Staten Island NYC and and five years prior spent around Quebec City where he played with Spikes a Heavy Rock super group playing throughout the province of Quebec and also as a backup musician for French Canadian signer Frederic as a member of The Crowbars and Montreal where he played with local legends The Debutantes and as a member of the James Morison Blues Band.
So in Montreal in the Eighties he played with The Gangsters of Love, Passion & Shakedown the later two being very successful Top 40 A-Rooms bands traveling across Canada and playing 48 weeks average per years. Then after a relocation to Lac Megantic Qc. In the late 80's and being part of few musical projects he went on to work as a Sound Engineer and Road manager for Michael Rancourt a Quebec Impersonator and Jo Lechay a one woman Dancer, Signer from Montreal and toured The province, Canada & the United Kingdom.
Then In 1993 a need to change scenery and a forgotten dream to come to British Columbia brought him to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island where he played with friends singer/ songwriter Judy Norbury and Johanna Finch with whom he formed a band called Actual Reality which also included signer/songwriter Whyatt Lamoureux, keyboardist/guitarist Maureen Maguire & drummer Tom Salter.
This is the time where Michel found his voice as a signer and his love for World-beat music.
Then came the move to the Victoria area in 1996 where he quickly hooked up with local band Inity where he met Guitarist Al Sabourin and in local jams nights they hooked up with drummer Wayne Summers which led to the core of a new World-beat ensemble Rainshadow with whom he played for about 5 years with various members coming and going and then he met Mike Lefebvre at a Latin Night session in a local cafe. A few months later he joined Mike, guitarist/signer Neil Atkinson and percussionist / drummer Jay Benett to form two different bands Stray Dog Savvy playing cover and original Alternative Rock and Perros Libres playing a mix of Latin/Jazz/Flamenco instrumental originals and few covers. Michel also recorded some of his own material with friend Jay Benett on drum & percussions.
More then 10 years and countless gigs later Perros Libres is still going under the Mike Lefebvre & Perros Libres banner & still faithful to the Latin influenced Jazz Instrumental and they recorded two CDs together the first is a studio album titled Look to the Sea featuring Mike, Jay, Michel, & Neil Atkinson on guitar. The second release is a live concert at Beklen's in Cadboro Bay and featured the present core of Perros Libres Mike Lefebvre, Jay Benett & Michel Leclerc.
That Perros Libres core also has performed as the back-up band for well know Vancouver island signer song writer duo Mitch & the Baroness ( Mitch Mitchell & Elisa Baron) and more recently Mike & Jay have recorded a CD with Canadian-Australian singer songwriter Jeff Wall and have asked Michel to join in the project with plan to play festivals and shows for the 2017 season & possible tour of Australia for the new year but those plans still have to be finalized and details ironed out.
|See You Later|
|Stars and Moonlight|
|Just Like a Song|
Mike Lefebvre + George Perczell Duo
Mike met George in Hungary back in 1992, and the two have been collaborating ever since. They recorded their album "China Lily" in Budapest 93/94. Recorded live with no overdubs, "China Lily" features all original songs, a beautiful balance of improvisation and extemporisation of George Perczel's dynamic piano skills and guitarist Mike Lefebvre's writing.
Currently, teaching as a private tutor in Budapest.
Music theory, improvisation, and composition.
|Girl With The Black Dress|
|After The Rain|
|7. Nevada Rain|
|Magnolia Blossom Blues|
Mike Lefebvre and "Perros Libres" have been together since mid 2003, developing their own blend of Latin Instrumental Jazz combined with World Beat songs from Celtic roots, French Canadian and Cajun flavors to African Rhythms and lyrics …
Their Music has gained many fans in all walks of life and has allowed them to play a wide variety of venues and events as suggested buy the following list of gigs played in the last few years.
If you haven’t heard our music please give it a listen you may discover a sound that does to your soul what a fine wine does to a good meal…
Mike Levebvre & Perros Libres
Special Events & Festivals
Bear Mountain Golf Club Langford BC.
New Year’s Eve Party 2004 & 2005
Long Beach Lodge
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
3 of the Sunday Open Market
summer & fall 2003
|Jam Part 7|
|Jam Part 6|
|Jam Part 5|
|Jam Part 4|
|Jam Part 3|
|Jam Part 2|
|Jam Part 1|
A four piece indie rock band, of long musical associations and their beginnings going back to late-night backyard bonfire jams. Having held down a number of house gigs in and around Victoria BC. The band has performed in many genres from Latin, Jazz, African, Classic Rock and Celtic.
Jura Rd love to Jam, stretch and create a song on the fly. `Now is the time` is the band philosophy. Enjoy the moment when the music begins to play.
|Is it With You (Live off the floor)|
|Thundertide (Live off the floor)|
|Colleen (Live off the floor)|
|On my Mind (Live off the floor)|