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Victoria Vox album Chameleon – produced by Mike Tarantino (James Blunt)… Breathtaking vocals & ukulele – and you’ll also be BLOWN AWAY by her TRUMPETLESS trumpet!

May 14, 2009
VICTORIA VOX: Incredible talent

VICTORIA VOX: Incredible talent

VICTORIA VOX is the new Queen of Ukulele!

You’ll know that’s true simply by listening to her incredible original song in French – C’est Noyé – featured on LingoLyrics.com.

Victoria becomes the latest talent to be chosen by LingoLyrics for global promotion on all our networks.

It was a no-brainer – Victoria Vox qualifies in EVERY way for our attention (and yours!).

She’s amazing – her silky voice, breathtaking multi-instrumental talents, wonderful gift for songwriting, both melody and lyrics – and of course the all important adorability factor (Victoria has it in TRUCKLOADS!).

Victoria’s new album – produced by Mike Tarantino (James Blunt) – is called Chameleon.

You can hear all the stunning songs (and BUY the album!) on Victoria’s own website, www.VictoriaVox.com – you will be absolutely BLOWN AWAY by what you hear.

Apart from the amazing vocals for the brilliant lyrics, Victoria has ANOTHER incredible skill with her unique voice – the TRUMPETLESS trumpet.

That’s right – it’s hard to believe but true – the trumpet you think you’re hearing on many of the numbers on Chameleon is actually Victoria’s own VOICE!

You’ve GOT to hear it – it’s a whole new experience and will leave you astonished… where do Victoria’s talents end?

To read more about the amazing Victoria Vox – and watch her C’est Noyé video (with lyrics provided in French and English) – visit LingoLyrics NOW! You will fall in love…

(And watch this space – we’ll be writing more about Victoria as we follow her rise to stardom!)

www.LingoLyrics.com

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Amazing French music videos with lyrics translated into English

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Rendezvous with… Christina Goh!

April 3, 2009
Christina Goh: A star is born!

Christina Goh: A star is born!

Christina Goh is a gifted, French-born singer, songwriter and poet of Caribbean and African descent.

Her music mirrors her heritage – rich in French, African, West Indian and even oriental influences.

Christina’s self-penned lyrics are both vivid and profound – so it comes as no surprise to learn that she is also the author of an elegantly thought-provoking book of poetry, Le Chant des Coeurs.

And her voice is unique – soothing and energising in equal measures.

Beautiful Christina (30) was born in the 12th arrondissement in Paris to a Caribbean mother and African father. Even this cultural mix was not enough to satisfy her curiosity – Christina also found an interest in Indian and oriental cultures and music, to go with the French influences all around her.

“I feel very much part of this new generation for whom the world is a house, and other people are brothers and sisters, regardless of where they are or what they look like,” she says.

A trained journalist with a background in psychology studies, at the age of 23 Christina decided to drop everything else and focus on her true dream – a career in music.

“I made the decision that I was no longer going to listen to those who told me my dream was impossible. I needed to prove that it could be a reality – your dreams only come true if you believe in them enough to work hard to achieve them.”

And that’s exactly what Christina has been doing – working painstakingly to develop her craft, her performance skills, her profile.

She has spent the last seven years honing her vocals and song-writing talent, singing with both gospel and pop groups. She released the single Métisse chocolate in November 2007, and has since written and recorded a number of other songs.

Her new album is called Eveil (Awakening) and the video for its first cut, Réputation de peine, can be viewed on LingoLyrics courtesy of Christina, with the lyrics translated into (literal) English.

Christina spends her time between Paris and her beautiful mother island of Martinique in the Caribbean.

Reputation de peine – music video with translated lyrics on LINGOLYRICS!

Christina Goh Official Site

Christina Goh on MySpace

www.LingoLyrics.com

Learn to SING in French – and you’ll learn to SPEAK it!

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LingoLyrics to promote French stars of tomorrow!

April 3, 2009
Christina Goh: Gifted singer

Christina Goh: Gifted singer

LingoLyrics is proud to announce an exciting new direction! We are now shining a light on all the incredible up-and-coming or undiscovered music talent of France…

And the very first singer to be featured is CHRISTINA GOH!

Christina’s poetic lyrics and mellow melodies are destined to take her all the way to the top – and LingoLyrics will be with her all the way.

Not only are we profiling her here, we are also featuring her amazing music video Reputation de peine from her hot new album Eveil (Awakening) on our main site at LingoLyrics.com.

We are also providing both the French lyrics and English translations, as well as another profile piece.

What’s more, LingoLyrics will promote Christina’s music across all its business and social networks – we already have a growing list of influential friends in the music industry globally. And we’ll push to win her more radio airtime – in France and abroad!

Christina Goh is the first of many talented French musicians to come – watch this space!

www.LingoLyrics.com

Learn to SING in French – and you’ll learn to SPEAK it!

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Petit rendezvous with…

March 21, 2009
Jean Gabin, Marlene Dietrich - trop romantique!

Romance: Jean Gabin, Marlene Dietrich

We’ve had so many suggestions from fans of French music about who to feature next, we decided to give a sneak preview of the incredible artists we plan to cover in future posts.

What they all have in common is amazing stories of triumphs over adversity – and of course that they sing in French!

We’re calling these mini posts ‘Petit Rendezvous with…‘ – and of course we will over time also add their music and lyrics (translated into English) to our addictive language learning ezine at LingoLyrics.com.

So let’s get started! Here’s our very first ‘Petit Rendezvous with…‘:

  • Alain Bashung: French singer, songwriter and actor – RIP (1 December 1947 – 14 March 2009). Alain was the most awarded artist in the history of the coveted ‘Les Victoires’. Raised by his grandmother in a tiny village in Alsace, Alain beat all the odds to become an international star despite being a very shy man to the end. A sad loss for French and World music.
  • Jean Gabin: French singer, songwriter, movie star and war hero – RIP (17 May 1904 – 15 November 1976). His love affair with Marlene Dietrich saw him spurn a major Hollywood movie role after the studio refused to give his lover a part in the film. Instead he joined the Free French Forces of General Charles de Gaulle and won medals for valour in WWII campaigns in North Africa.  When Paris was liberated Marlene was waiting to greet him on his battle tank – trop romantique!
  • Jacques Brel: Belgian singer, songwriter, actor and director – RIP (8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978). So much of his music is familiar to the English-speaker’s ear because many of his songs were recorded in English by stars like Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, Spencer Moody, Terry Jacks… the list goes on! Jacques sold more than 25 million records worldwide.

For more incredible tales about amazing French musicians, as well as music videos and lyrics translated into English, go to:

www.LingoLyrics.com

Learn to SING in French – and you’ll learn to SPEAK it!

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Louisy Joseph’s amazing rags to riches tale!

March 19, 2009
Stunning Louisy Joseph bounces back

Stunning Louisy Joseph bounces back

Louisy Joseph is a gorgeous French singer of Martinique heritage who has gone from rags to riches in the last year…

Not so long ago the sizzling chart-topper had to sell all her furniture just to pay the bills – despite selling MILLIONS of records while with top French girl band L5 from 2001 to 2007!

The experience inspired the lyrics for her recent megahit Assis Par Terre (‘Sitting on the Floor’).

Born Lydy Louisy Joseph on April 14, 1978 in Lyon, she discovered a love for music very early. Seeing her father’s Caribbean band perform led to her composing her own songs and learning the guitar. She left school at the age of 15 to devote herself to music.

In 2001 she auditioned for the M6 music contest ‘Popstars’ – and went on to win a place in L5.

The girl band’s first single, Toutes les femmes de ta vie, was released in 2002 and sold 1.6 million copies. Their first album, ‘L5’, sold 1.2 million discs. Their second album, ‘Retiens-moi’, went platinum after selling over 500,000 copies.

But by 2006 the band’s sales had slumped and they split. Not having earned much during her time with L5, Louisy fell on hard times and had to sell all her furniture.

A friend convinced her to contact Pascal Obispo at Warner Music France, who immediately signed her.  With the gifted John Mamann as her producer, she made a soul, reggae and acoustic album, dropping her first name to become simply Louisy Joseph.

Louisy’s first solo album, ‘La saison des amours’, was released on April 14 2008 – her 30th birthday – with hit singles, Assis par terre, Mes insomnies and Imagine de John Lennon. In September, ‘La saison’ went Silver. From January 2009, Louisy started her first solo tour in France.

Hear Louisy’s amazing music and find the lyrics transcribed in French and translated into English HERE!

Official site

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Learn to sing in French – and you’ll learn to speak it!

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Joy for Renan Luce – heartbreak for the girls!

March 18, 2009

French star Renan Luce is to marry his Lolita

French star Renan Luce is to marry his Lolita

Millions of French girls will this week be heartbroken at the news that popular singer Renan Luce is to wed.

The 29-year-old star has proposed to Lolita  Séchan – the stunning daughter of controversial French singer Renaud Séchan.

Renan’s massive hits include Les Voisines and La Lettre, showcasing his genius for clever lyrics and storytelling as well as catchy melodies and brilliant music videos.

News of the engagement was broken at the weekend by Lolita’s uncle.

Renan’s songs are inspired by the 20th century singer and songwriter Georges Brassens and depict everyday life with a dose of humour and poetry.

He was born in Paris but grew up in Plourin-les-Morlaix, Brittany (near Morlaix, in the Finistere).

He began his musical career with his brother Damien and his sister Claire in a choir; afterwards he debuted classical piano at the conservatory of Brest, then at Saint-Brieuc. He then mastered the saxophone and also taught himself the guitar by composing his first songs.

After two years of preparatory classes in Rennes (at Saint-Vincent), where he performed in bars and at a few festivals, he was admitted to a leading school of commerce in Toulouse, South West France.

In September 2006 Renan released his first album Repenti, comprising 13 tracks and three live versions.

* Watch Renan’s amazing La Lettre music video and discover the translated lyrics HERE.

www.LingoLyrics.com

Learn to sing in French – and you’ll learn to speak it!

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Dimitri’s Rail – on track for superstardom!

March 15, 2009
Dimitri's Rail - will they rise to our challenge?!

Dimitri's Rail - will they rise to our challenge?!

Okay, so on the surface this may seem to be off topic – hot Texan rock band Dimitri’s Rail does NOT do French songs (yet!)… but LingoLyrics has CHALLENGED frontman Paul Ehmer to do just that – sing in French!

Even it it’s just the chorus! (Example:  the incredible ‘Lady Marmalade’ – Voulez -vous Coucher Avec Moi ce soir – from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, featuring Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa, and Pink.

Why? Because Paul Ehmer has the most amazing vocals, and Dimitri’s Rail is so awesome we’d love the excuse to feature them on our addictive language learning ezine at www.LingoLyrics.com, which provides the best French music videos, translated lyrics and cool profiles on featured artists.

Random, you might say… but you’ll understand if you’ve ever heard the phenomenal sounds of Dimitri’s Rail. If not, don’t just take our word for it – check out their groundbreaking music HERE!

Dimitri’s Rail hit the alternative rock scene in 2001. In 2003 they released their debut album, “Seasons of the Weak”. The album was produced in conjunction with top engineer Steve Christensen, who has worked with multi-platinum artist Destiny’s Child and Clay Walker. Songwriter/front-man Paul Ehmer was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2004 MTM Texas Music Awards.

DR is now back in the studio recording the second full length album due for release in 2009. This amazing band has opened for
Vince Neil (of Motley Crue), Blue October, The Hunger, and many more.

Become a fan today! Visit them HERE! Now we just have to wait for that French number, Paul! (no pressure…)