Étienne Drapeau was born January 10, 1978 in Quebec City. He was trained as a classical pianist from 1983 to 1993. In 1994, however, Etienne focused on his professional career as a hockey player and in 1996 was recruited by the major league hockey team Les Canadiens de Montreal.

In 2002, Etienne made a drastic decision and chose to leave behind his professional hockey career to pursue his true passion: music. He traveled all of Quebec to perform his songs in various bars and venues. The same year, he came in 3rd at the “Festival de la chanson de Québec” song contest and in 2003, won the “Tremplin de la chanson francophone de Québec” song contest, in the singer-songwriter category.

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