Mama's Words Revisited
Michel Services Mama's Words (2015)
To Radio Stations Across North America
Michel Bérubé is a Quebec born singer who now makes his home in an 1823 heritage house in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, midway between Toronto and his native province.
Mama's Words was first recorded in 2009 and in its second week of release was the fifth most popular Christmas song on Canadian radio charts, prompting numerous calls to radio stations and emails to Michel from people who were touched by the song's message. However Michel and producer and co-writer Mark Lalama felt they could make the song even more beautiful and spent some time in the studio reworking it. The result, Mama's Words (2015) is indeed lush, beautiful and perfectly interpreted by Michel whose gift for bringing honest and heartfelt emotion to the lyrics is unsurpassed.
“When I heard his voice, his fine, beautiful, gorgeous voice, that was it.... he's amazing" - Jennifer Warnes
Tracks from Michel's 2005 album This Christmas have been staples on Canadian radio stations since its release. His version of O Holy Night was universally praised and five other tracks including his duet Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth with Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Warnes were quickly added to playlists across the country. After touring with Warnes in 2012 they decided to release a French/English version of their duet for the French market in Canada, L'enfant au tambour/Peace on Earth.
“Michel has such a lovely voice” - Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders)
In 2011 Michel released an album of classic French favourites HYMNES A L'AMORE and included a feature track, another English/French collaboration this time with yet another Grammy winner Chrissie Hynde who sang the English melody on “Laisse moi t'aimer/We'll Be Together” which was serviced to Quebec radio to wide acclaim.
“Warm as a fireside ... add his beautiful duet of "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" with Jennifer Warnes...and you've got an enchanting Christmas Eve” - Food and Drink Magazine
“ Bérubé's versatile voice belts out a spine-tingling finish in O Holy Night…let your heart be light and your hearth be lit. If it's not a white Christmas, it's because Bérubé's voice melted the snow.” - LUXE Magazine
“clear, lovely and straightforwardly earnest... Bérubé's voice is unfailingly warm and sincere” - Women's Post Magazine
“a fitting showcase for his sweet voiced talents A standout track is the Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth, a duet with Jennifer Warnes.” - Canadian House & Home Magazine
“I am totally blown away ... Michel sounds magnificent... THIS IS JUST BRILLIANT.” - Larry LeBlanc (Billboard Magazine)