Jérémy Gabriel Biography

French Canadian singerMusical artist

Jérémy Gabriel (born December 10, 1996), also known as Le Pe* Jérémy, is a French Canadian singer.


Gabriel was born in Charlesbourg, Quebec City, with head, facial, ear and skull deformities which included deafness. At age 6 months he was diagnosed with Treacher Collins syndrome. At age 5 years he was referred to Shriners Hospitals for Children where he met with Dr. Lucie Lessard. At age 6 (2003) he received a bone anc*d hearing aid and discovered his p*ion for singing. In 2006 he sang for the Pope. In 2011, he sang the Canadian National Anthem, "O Canada", for a Montreal Canadiens NHL game.

After performing before pope Benedict XVI in 2006, he was received by Cardinal Ouellet and awarded the decoration of the Pontifical Swiss Guard. He performed several songs at CanadaFest between the years of 2007, 2011 and 2012 CanadaFest.

During 2012–2013, Gabriel became one of the co-patients amb*adors of the Shriners Hospitals for Children. He performed for several congresses and Shrine events across North America. He sang in Toronto, London, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Chatham-Kent, Regina, Atlanta, Lewiston, Charlotte, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Jérémy's parents filed a complaint with the Quebec human rights commission against Mike Ward for jokes Mike Ward performed in regards to Jérémy's handicap and singing, in his shows from 2010 to 2013. The commission brought the case in front of Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal seeking $80,000 in damages from Ward. The tribunal ordered Ward to pay him $35,000 and his mother $7000 in July 2016. Ward's attorney, Julius Grey, appealed the decision. The decision was upheld by appellate court judges on November 28, 2019. On October 29th 2021, Gabriel's request against Mike Ward was withheld on the basis of freedom of speech and Mike Ward will not have to pay the $35,000 in damages Jérémy and his lawyer were seeking.

On September 30, 2016, Gabriel released his first single, 'I Don't Care', on JLMMUSIC. That release is distributed by DEP and Believe Digital, and supported by Universal Music Canada. An extended play is scheduled for 2017.


    External links

    • Newspaper (Journal de Montreal)