Elliot Maginot
Elliot Maginot

Elliot Maginot ready for the young, old and everything

CANADIAN singer-songwriter Elliot Maginot has faced a harsh change of season to take his debut album on tour in Australia.

The Montreal musician released his debut LP Young / Old / Everything In Between last year.

He will brave the Australian summer this month for his first Aussie tour.

Maginot's songs are so beautifully written, his live performances so finely executed, it feels like the visit is long overdue.

The album's hometown release was met with sold out shows.

After he arrived on Aussie shores on Sunday, Maginot hoped to have a similar reception here.

"I've heard so much about this country," Maginot said.

"Some of my label-mates are Australian and others have toured Australia so I'm excited to be touring here."

Maginot worked on plans to tour Australia with Montreal-based Indica Records for about two years.

He was thrilled to see that dream come to fruition.

Touring without his band, Maginot said the shows would be a simplified version of his delicately layered tunes.

If videos of his solo performances are anything to go by, he needs no accompaniment to captivate an audience.

"It's going to be intimate," he said.

"I try to create a bubble and if people want to enter that bubble... that's good. It's pretty mellow.

"I've been touring Europe for a bit and the response has been pretty good.

"It's still pretty modest... but I get to tour a lot and I get to pay the rent with it so I couldn't ask for anything more."

As his name emerges in the Australian music scene, Maginot said he was looking forward to playing regional shows.

"That's how it started, playing very small venues where nobody knew me," he said.

"I love that feeling of having to prove myself to people. It makes it more exciting. I'm definitely out of my comfort zone, but that's the only way to improve."


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