Genres:Kids/Quirky, Jazz - Dixieland/Ragtime, Specialty - Promo Music, Specialty - Horror/Suspense, Specialty - Cinematic, Latin - Tango
Serge Laporte’s work is best described by one word: versatility.
Equally at ease in the rock, pop, orchestral and instrumental genres, his abilities are best put to use in the development of a global signature for each project, that is, from the original concept to the delivery of master tracks tailor-made for an artist or a production company.
Benefiting from a solid, hands-on experience in songwriting (Canadian Idol’s Sass Jordan, European star Plastic Bertrand) , music for jingles (La Capitale, Bell ExpressVu, Labatt Breweries, Canadian Tire, La Presse, Tribal Nova, etc.), TV and film scoring (L’amour avec un Grand A , FX Cartel (Montreal based award-winning film FX team), L”heure de gloire: top French CBC show, arranger, record producer and session guitar player with the best artists (Dan Bigras, Charlebois, Laurence Jalbert, etc.), Serge Laporte has developed a unique and fresh approach to tackling assignments, efficiently and creatively from A to Z. He has earned four SOCAN Awards for songwriting and three ADISQ nominations (equivalent to Junos or Grammys) for his record producing skills.
One of my songs "Enough" was submitted to Recording magazine,here is an excerpt of the critique:
"...If there has ever been a better submission to Reader's Tapes than this one, we can't recall what it might be. Serge has put together a masterful effort here. The writing is top notch as are the performances and the recording.
Here is the link:
Nice little pat on the back :)
Here are a few other comments from the press on Serge Laporte’s work:
"...fans of Patrick O'Hearn and Mark Dwane should flock to this album... parts of "Sea of a thousand stories" were reminiscent of the very best Cirque du Soleil albums... Laporte's fine compositions... literally jump out of the speakers at you ... One of the year's best..."(Lloyd Barde, Backroads Music, USA)
"...an obvious gift for classical arrangements and for an intelligent use, new and inspired, of the synthesizers and percussion (it is getting rare). The music of Serge Laporte is a genuine breath of fresh air in a world of mass production with little inspiration..." (François Grapard, musical critic, FRANCE)
"...Laporte's impressive musical skills and the album's incredible sound quality makes "Sea of a thousand stories" an amazing debut album for this Canadian composer... " (Tim Van Veen, Radio Slor, THE NETHERLANDS)