Garou (Pierre Garand) was born 26th June, 1972, in Quebec, Canada. He is mostly known for his role as Quasimodo in the musical Notre-Dame De Paris. Notably, Garou was part of both English and French cast. His most famous songs are “Sous Le Vent” and “Je Suis Le Meme”.
When Garand was just three years old, his parents bought the kid his first guitar. Two years later Pierre started playing the piano. When he was young, Garand wanted to become an archeologist, not a musician. However, when he turned 14, he joined a band and started performing on the school stage. After finishing high school, Pierre joined the army as a trumpet player.
In 1992, Garand returned from the army. He was desperately looking for ways to earn money. Each night he was going to the local nightclubs where he played the guitar and sang. One day Garand got a chance to perform during a break at a local celebrity concert. He was noticed by the bar owner who gave Garou a job.
In 1995, Garou established a band called The Untouchables that played rhythm and blues music. The band gave local concerts. Two years year, Garou was noticed by Luc Plamandon, who wrote songs for the French version of Notre-Dame de Paris. Pierre was cast for the role of Quasimodo.