Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Régine Chassagne

Pictures

07

Listen to, buy or share

Buy

  • 22
    scrobbles
  • 5
    listeners
Not many people have scrobbled Régine Chassagne recently.
Learn more about scrobbling

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Régine Chassagne (born 18 August 1977) is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist musician and singer, and a founding member of the indie rock band Arcade Fire. She is married to co-founder Win Butler.

She was born in Canada, her family having emigrated from Haiti during the dictatorship of Jean-Claude Duvalier, and she grew up in St-Lambert, across from Montreal. She is a dual Canadian-American citizen. Her heritage is alluded to in the Arcade Fire song ”Haiti”, in which she sings, Mes cousins jamais nés hantent les nuits des Duvalier (“My never-born cousins haunt the nights of the Duvaliers”).

Chassagne earned a B.A. in communication studies at Concordia University in 1998, and went on to study jazz voice briefly at McGill University. She was singing jazz at an art opening at Concordia in 2000 when Butler met her and persuaded her to join his band; after line-up changes, only the two of them were left. They married in 2003. She plays many instruments on stage, including the accordion, drums, the xylophone, hurdy-gurdy, keyboards and organ.

Chassagne has also been involved with a medieval band called Les Jongleurs de la Mandragore, and a jazz band, Azúcar. She also wrote the music for the two-minute David Uloth sketch: “The Shine,” and contributed to the UNICEF benefit project as part the North American Hallowe’en Prevention Initiative, performing the song “Do They Know It’s Hallowe’en?” along with Win Butler.

On several occasions Regine has launched into her song “Haiti” with an anecdote regarding her love of roses. This is her username on the Arcade Fire fansite.

Listening Trend

5listeners all time
22scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.