Erik West-Millette

Erik West Millette is a multidisciplinary musician who has participated in more than 200 sounds recordings, roughly 50 of which he was the songwriter and/or director.

Recognized for his contributions to films, sound environments, the theatre, and dance, Erik likes to design custom-made music sculptures for audio-art projects. He has collaborated with a number of renowned artists, both in studio and on tour, such as Doctor John, Willie West, Zachary Richard, Nanette Workman, Bia, Lhasa de Sela, Betty Bonifassi, Jordan Officer, Thomas Hellman, and Marie-Jo Thério. He has also worked as musical director for projects at Radio-Canada, the BBC, and France-Inter.

This talented artist had a banner year in 2013 when he won a Jutra award for best original music for the soundtrack of the film Camion by director Rafael Ouellet.

During that same year, Erik saw West Trainz, a project that captivated him for nearly 25 years, come to fruition. This grand railway concept gradually unfolds into several performance concepts, which are all currently on track: a multimedia presentation in a concert venue, a roving performance using an electrically powered train and music sculptures, a travel log CD-book, and a song album called Train Songs. All of West Trainz’ branches stem back to trains—their visual, auditory, poetic, and travel components!

The West Trainz CD-book was highlighted in 2016 when Erik West Millette won three Felix awards at the ADISQ Gala (Album of the Year—Instrumental, Producer of the Year, and Arranger of the Year), and was nominated at the Juno Awards (Recording Package of the Year).

West Trainz’ Crew

Erik West Millette -

Erik West Millette

Tony Albino -

Tony Albino

Christina Alonso -

Christina Alonso

Yves Archambault -

Yves Archambault

Emilie-Claire Barlow -

Emilie-Claire Barlow

Guy Bélanger -

Guy Bélanger

Louis Bélanger -

Louis Bélanger

Bïa -


Louis-Armand Bombardier -

Louis-Armand Bombardier

Betty Bonifassi -

Betty Bonifassi

Martin Bourgault -

Martin Bourgault

Guillaume Bourque -

Guillaume Bourque

Pascale Bussières -

Pascale Bussières

Chic Gamine -

Chic Gamine

Francis Covan -

Francis Covan

Martine-H. Crispo -

Martine-H. Crispo

Robert 7 Crows -

Robert 7 Crows

Sylvain Deschamps -

Sylvain Deschamps

Lhasa de Sela -

Lhasa de Sela

Yves Desrosiers -

Yves Desrosiers

Victor Diaz Lamich -

Victor Diaz Lamich

Bernard Falaise -

Bernard Falaise

Harry Duzink -

Harry Duzink

Simon Fauteux -

Simon Fauteux

Pierre Flynn -

Pierre Flynn

Michel Fordin -

Michel Fordin

Claude Fradette -

Claude Fradette

Thierry Francis -

Thierry Francis

Catherine Gauthier -

Catherine Gauthier

Bernard Grenon -

Bernard Grenon

Stéphane Grimm -

Stéphane Grimm

Flemming Gundel -

Flemming Gundel

Olaf Gundel -

Olaf Gundel

Hangover Lobsters -

Hangover Lobsters

Thomas Hellman -

Thomas Hellman

Charles Imbeau -

Charles Imbeau

Freddy Koella -

Freddy Koella

Duane Larson -

Duane Larson

Maryse Legagneur -

Maryse Legagneur

Stacy Le Gallee -

Stacy Le Gallee

Glen le Mesurier -

Glen le Mesurier

Vincent Letarte -

Vincent Letarte

Alexis Martin -

Alexis Martin

Marie-Claude Meilleur -

Marie-Claude Meilleur

Simon Meilleur -

Simon Meilleur

Vincent Ménard -

Vincent Ménard

Patrice Millette -

Patrice Millette

Caroline Nadeau -

Caroline Nadeau

Jordan Officer -

Jordan Officer

Charles Pappasoff -

Charles Pappasoff

Pierre-Luc Racine -

Pierre-Luc Racine

Pascal Racine-Venne -

Pascal Racine-Venne

Zachary Richard -

Zachary Richard

Eva Rivera -

Eva Rivera

Éric Rathé -

Éric Rathé

Sasha Samar -

Sasha Samar

Larissa Souline -

Larissa Souline

Anick St-Louis -

Anick St-Louis

Marie-Jo Thério -

Marie-Jo Thério

Marie-Ève Vigor -

Marie-Ève Vigor

Carlos West -

Carlos West

Willie West -

Willie West

Nanette Workman -

Nanette Workman

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