With his latest single, and other plans in the works, things are coming together for singer/songwriter Michael LeClerc.
The Chatham native, who has performed in various different countries, said he's had a good reception so far with the acoustic song “Woman.” It received 1,500 views on YouTube in two weeks, as well as local and U.S. airplay.
“I think that's great for being an independent artist,” LeClerc said. “And pushing my music for the last three years and working hard at it.
“I would say that the song has been taken very well.”
He said the single is about a man and woman who've seen each other, but haven't connected yet. He believes it's a story many could relate to.
“It's kind of his infatuation with the love of this beautiful woman,” he said.
LeClerc recorded a five-track EP in 2010 and plans to record further. He said he has a lot of songs he's written over the years that he hopes to build on.
In his career he has played in such places as Ireland, as well as the Cayman Islands, where he opened for The Tragically Hip during a private party.
“I stood on a big stage in front of 2,500 people, playing my own songs, and it was the best feeling ever,” he said.
LeClerc attended Ursuline College Chatham, as well as Fanshawe College, and said he'd like to tour Canada in the future.
He said hard work and perseverance in the music business have been paying off.
“It's starting to build. I just noticed that maybe it's starting to get a little bit of headway,” LeClerc said.
For more information, visit www.michaelleclercmusic.com, or search for him on Facebook.
MUSIC CAMP WRAPS UP
Students in the St. Clair College Capitol Theatre camps will showcase what they've learned with a concert on Friday.
The camps are for those aged six to 16 and provide training, workshops and tours.
The free show at the Capitol starts at 2 p.m.
A final two-week session begins on Monday and there is still room for performers.
For information, or to register, contact Lesley Grand at 519-380-0174 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCALS IN LES MISERABLES
Cast members from Chatham are set to perform in a Windsor production of 'Les Miserables'.
Georgia Craven, Paul Schwarz and Will Ebere will all play leads in the Theatre Alive show, which will hit the stage Sept. 27, 28, 29 and Oct. 4, 5, 6 at the Chrysler Theatre - St. Clair Centre for the Arts.
For the past 28 years, Theatre Alive has provided a performance forum for actors of all ages from the region.