"Montreal guitarist , lyricist, composer and producer Pierre-Luc Rioux plays for A-list talent like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake
Montreal guitarist Pierre-Luc Rioux has played on three songs by artists who performed at the Biden/Harris inauguration events (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake), he has performed on songs by Sia, Ludacris, Usher, Britney Spears, Nick Jonas, Loud, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, and Rihanna and Jessie J too. In some instances, he sends in his part of the song, and in others, he records live with the artists. Even during the pandemic, he has returned to LA several times to work. Rioux plays in his own band, Chiiild. (The thesuburban.com 22. jan 2021)
“I’m mostly a producer that specializes in guitars,” he says. “Most of the time, when I get somewhere and I get introduced, it’s as a guitarist, and that’s how I got into a lot of studio sessions with pop artists in the U.S. “In 2020, being a producer means you’re also a songwriter. It’s quite rare that an artist comes to the studio with a finished song, and we often start from scratch…”
(Based on a profile in the thesuburban.com 22. Jan 2021 and an interview in socanmagazine.ca Jan. 30, 2020)
Credits and discography on Alle Music
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Role: Bass and guitar