Diane Tell

Diane Tell

born on 24/12/1959 in Québec, Canada

Diane Tell

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Diane Tell

Diane Tell (born Diane Fortin, 24 December 1958 in Quebec City, Quebec)[1] is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She first studied music (violin and classical guitar) at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal and the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Val-d'Or, then studied jazz guitar at Cégep de Saint-Laurent in Montreal. She started writing songs at the age of 12 and signed her first record deal at 18. She was probably the first female French Canadian singer songwriter to record her own songs exclusively. "Gilberto", her first hit song was a tribute to João Gilberto but it was "Si j'étais un homme" on her third album that made her a popular artist both in Canada and Europe. She moved to Paris in 1983 and now lives in Biarritz, France.

During her residency in France, she wrote songs with Boris Bergman, Maryline Desbiolles, Maryse Wolinski, Yann Moix and Françoise Hardy. She also participated in three original musicals, La légende de Jimmy, Marilyn Montreuil and recently Je m'voyais déjà.


  • 1977: Diane Tell
  • 1979: Entre nous
  • 1980: En flèche
  • 1982: Chimères
  • 1984: On a besoin d'amour
  • 1986: Faire à nouveau connaissance
  • 1988: Dégriffe-moi
  • 1990: La légende de Jimmy
  • 1991: Marilyn Montreuil
  • 1996: Désir Plaisir Soupir
  • 2003: Tout de Diane (compilation)
  • 2005: Popeline
  • 2009: Diane Tell Original Album Classics (5 CD set)
  • 2009: Docteur Boris & Mister Vian
  • 2011: Rideaux Ouverts CAN[2]


  • Félix best singer-songwriter (1980) Quebec
  • Félix best new artist (1980)
  • Félix best song for "Si j'étais un homme" (1981)
  • Félix best album En Flèche (1981)
  • Félix best singer-songwriter (1981)
  • Félix best female artist (1981)
  • Juno Awards, nomination, most promising female vocalist (1984) Canada
  • Midem Awards best female artist (1982) France
  • Victoire de la musique best francophone album Faire à nouveau connaissance (1986) France

Live performances (selection)

  • 1977 Bigins at l'Évêché Montreal
  • 1980 La Place des Arts Montreal
  • 1982 Le Théâtre Saint-Denis Montreal
  • 1983 L'Olympia Paris
  • 1986 L'Olympia Paris
  • 1989 L'Olympia Paris
  • 1996 Le Spectrum Montreal
  • 2003 Le Palais Royal Paris
  • 2003 Les FrancoFolies de Montréal Club Soda Montreal
  • 2003 Le Théâtre du Petit Champlain, Quebec
  • 2005 Les FrancoFolies de Montréal Spectrum Montreal
  • 2005 Le Cabaret Music-Hall à Montréal and touring En Solo mais pas Single
  • 2005 Le Grand Théâtre de Québec Quebec
  • 2006 L'Européen Paris
  • 2010 Les FrancoFolies de Montréal La Place des Arts Montreal
  • 2012 Les FrancoFolies de Montréal La grande scène Montreal
  • 2012 Tournée du ROSEQ Qué, N.B. /Canada


  • 1990: La légende de Jimmy, Théâtre Mogador, Paris by Michel Berger and Luc Plamondon.
  • 1991: Marilyn Montreuil (actrice and composer), Théâtre national de Chaillot, Paris by Jérôme Savary and Diane Tell
  • 2008: Je m'voyais déjà, Théâtre du Gymnase, Paris by Laurent Ruquier, songs by Charles Aznavour


  1. Sources claims two different years for birth date, please see discussion page for more explanations
  2. http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Charts/ALBUMS.html

External links

  • (French) Diane Tell official website
  • Diane Tell at the Internet Movie Database
  • Diane Tell at The Canadian Encyclopedia
  • Photo Collection at Flickr
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