Eric LaBossiere is the lead singer of rising Canadian-American Pop Rock band Hello Fiasco. The band’s debut album “Find The Shoreline” has earned 5,000,000 streams, 1,800,000 unique listeners, and been placed on over 15,000 Spotify playlists. The lead-off singles “Hold Me Close” and “Gorgeous Girl” alone have combined for over 2 million streams with their respective videos reaching half a million views on YouTube. On radio, the album is currently sitting at 40,000 trackable radio plays in over 40 countries worldwide, with several top 30s and number ones at US College stations.
"Find The Shoreline" was co-produced by LaBossiere and award-winning Canadian producer John Paul Peters (Propagandhi, Arkells, Comeback Kid, Faouzia, Royal Canoe, Cancer Bats, Mise En Scene, Begonia). Notably, the 12-song collection was mastered by American Grammy-winning engineer Randy Merrill of Sterling Sound (Imagine Dragons, Cage The Elephant, Muse, Maroon 5, Paul McCartney, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Adele and Lady Gaga).
Also known as "Boss," LaBossiere was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) where he attended both college and university. After completing studies in education, history, accounting and management, LaBossiere realized that he was meant for other things and hit the road with his first serious band The Mailman's Children. Whereas he had previously played the part of rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist for his very first band Skyline Fake, TMC was LaBossiere's first shot at filling the role of frontman and lead vocalist. With LaBossiere and his developing songwriting abilities at the helm, The Mailman's Children released 4 studio albums prior to 2015 and shared the stage with known Canadian acts to include Sass Jordan, The Northern Pikes, Alannah Myles. Wide Mouth Mason and more.
Although Hello Fiasco surfaced publicly in 2021, the band recorded 23 songs between 2016 and 2020. Most of the songs resulted from LaBossiere's brief hiatus following The Mailman's Children. Of the 23 new songs, twelve tracks were cut to make what became "Find The Shoreline." HF's first shows recently happened with a sold-out headlining spot at Winnipeg's renowned Festival du Voyageur, followed by an opening slot at the Burt Block Party (a Live Nation/True North event) where the band shared the stage with Canadian heroes The Watchmen, I Mother Earth and Bif Naked. Hello Fiasco is currently preparing to tour North America and the world in support of their new album.
It should be mentioned that apart from songwriting, performing, producing music and creating videos, LaBossiere has also tackled the business side of the music industry, creating several companies including both a record label and a publishing company to manage Hello Fiasco. The companies are respectively named The Mailman's Children Inc and LeBoss Publishing Inc.
LaBossiere credits much of his work ethic and constant desire to pursue whatever he wants to his late grandfather Al who passed in recent years. LaBossiere might not be able to tell you exactly what the future holds for him, but he can defintely tell you that music will be his stamp on this life.
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"Impossible is possible."
- Eric LaBossiere