Archive for the ‘French Music’ Category

Toi et Moi by Grégoire


Je Reviens and Immobile by Autour de Lucie

Autour de Lucie is a French pop rock band, consisting of vocalist Valérie Leulliot, guitarist Olivier Durand and bassist Fabrice Dumont. Their albums are released in France on Le Village Vert, and in North America on Nettwerk.

Their debut album L’Échappée belle was released in 1993, but was later re-released by Nettwerk and Le Village Vert in 1996 under the title Autour De Lucie with the bonus English-language track “Simon”. Songs were produced by either Paco Rodriguez, Michael Head, or Autour de Lucie, and the album was characterized by guitar-driven songs with infectious pop hooks. It was led off by the buoyant, breezy “L’accord parfait” and included a cover version of the English-language ballad “Island”, originally composed for the soundtrack of the British film “The Wicker Man”.

Their album Immobile pursued the same sound established by their first effort. It was produced by Gilles Martin and Autour de Lucie, and included a few experimental instrumental tracks as well as the catchy, synth-driven “Chanson sans issue (ne vois-tu pas)”. A remix of their song was included as a bonus track and another remix appeared on the compilation wallpaper*mach 1.5 *The sound that surrounds you.

Je Veux by Zaz

Isabelle Geffroy, born in Tours on May 1, 1980, is a French singer known by the nickname ZAZ, mixing jazzy styles, French variety, soul and acoustic. Her mother was a French teacher and her father worked in the electricity company. In 1985, Isabelle entered the Conservatoire regional influence of Tours with her sister and brother. She studied at the age of five to eleven years. She studied music theory while she also practicing violin, piano, guitar and choral singing. In 1994, she moved to Bordeaux where in 1995, was taking singing lessons. She was also practicing sport for a year in Bordeaux. Believe it or not she was taking kung fu classes with a professional coach . In 2000 she was awarded a scholarship by the regional council, which allowed her to integrate the school of modern music: Bordeaux CIAM (Centre for Information and musical activities). Among her musical influences, she remembers the Four Seasons by Vivaldi, the jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald, French chanson, Enrico Macias, Bobby McFerrin, Richard Bona, the Afro, Latin, Cuban.

LOVE by Nat king Cole

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat “King” Cole, was an American musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. Although an accomplished pianist, he owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. He was one of the first black Americans to host a television variety show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since his untimely death; he is widely considered one of the most important musical personalities in United States history.

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