Posts Tagged ‘lyrics’

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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

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

Amazing French music videos with lyrics translated into English

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Tryo – they’re truly green!

March 28, 2009

TRYO: On a roll...

TRYO: Eco friendly and on a roll...

Tryo is a French reggae band famous for singing about cannabis.

But that’s not the only ‘green’ they support…

They are also known for being super conscious of the environment, urging fans to cycle to their concerts.

The band members themselves use Vélib, the free bike scheme first made popular in Paris and now spreading around the world.

Eco-friendly Tryo’s latest album is even biodegradable (apart from the CD itself, of course!).

With phenomenal support in their home country and becoming more popular by the day in the rest of Europe and in Quebec, Tryo is also well known for their over-the-top live performances.

The ‘unplugged’ acoustic group consists of three French guitarists, a Latin American percussionist and a producer:

  • Guizmo (Cyril Célestin): Singer, composer – guitar
  • Mali (Christophe Petit): Singer, composer – guitar, accordion, piano, melodica
  • Manu (Manu Eveno): Singer – guitar, bass, oud, flute, clarinet, tables
  • Danielito (Daniel Bravo): Drums, djembe, darbouka, congas, guiro, cajón, bendir, bongos, violin
  • Bibou (Sébastien Pujol): Manager, sound engineer

Tryo uses dramatic and funny lyrics to criticise corrupt French politicians as well as world leaders (ex US President George W. Bush is one famous example).

The band’s ‘tolerant’ view on cannabis is especially clear on earlier numbers like La Main Verte (translated as ‘Green Fingers’) from their ‘Mamagubida’ album. However, the ‘herb’ references have become less evident in their later albums.

Tryo has sold around a MILLION albums worldwide and celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2006 with a nationwide tour.

The band has released three studio albums, a double CD, live album and two live DVDs.

Christophe Mali released a solo album ‘Je vous emmène’ in April 2006. Guitarist/songwriter Guizmo is also in the band Pause.

Hear Tryo’s amazing music and find their lyrics transcribed and translated into English HERE!

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

www.LingoLyrics.com

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

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Just so you know… Jesse McCartney sings in French!

March 9, 2009

Jesse McCartney, who turns just 22 on April 9, proves he’s an all-round talent by singing his heart out in FRENCH.

The gorgeous award-winning American actor and top-selling recording artist does an amazing job of singing in French with ‘De Toi À Moi‘ (‘From Me to You’). It’s the French version of his hit song ‘Just So You Know‘ – and it ROCKS! (And so does his English/French mixed version of the same song – hear that version on the Lingolyrics Youtube Channel).

Here’s a few quick facts about Jesse:

  • He began his career at the age of 11, when his family moved with him to Los Angeles
  • He landed the role of Adam Chandler Jr. in the ABC soap All My Children, earning a Daytime Emmy nomination
  • From 1999 to 2002 he was a member of American pop boy band Dream Street
  • Aged 15, he went solo, producing his debut album Beautiful Soul in September 2004. It went platinum and won him numerous awards.
  • His first headlining tour began in 2005 and featured 56 stops in the USA before moving on to Australia and Europe
  • His movie debut came in 2008 when he starred in the title role in the teen drama, Keith
  • Jesse is also a widely respected song-writer, having co-written singer Leona Lewis’s worldwide hit single Bleeding Love as well as Don’t Leave for Vanessa Hudgens.

Discover Jesse McCartney’s music videos, translated lyrics and full profile at lingolyrics.com

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy: First Lady of French Music

March 7, 2009

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (born Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi): heiress, supermodel, singer, songwriter, First Lady of France… Discover her amazing music!

She didn’t just sit around and wait for her massive inheritance… And she didn’t take advantage of her VIP connections to carve out an international career for herself in modelling and music.

Here’s a selection of facts about the stunning and talented Carla Bruni:

  • She was born on 23 December 1967
  • She is an Italian-born (Turin), naturalized French songwriter, singer and former model
  • She is the First Lady of France, after marrying French President Nicolas Sarkozy in February 2008
  • She is heiress to the fortune created by the Italian tyre makers CEAT, founded in the 1920s by her grandfather
  • Her family moved to France in 1975, reportedly to escape the threat of kidnapping by the Red Brigades
  • She grew up in France from age eight and attended boarding school in Switzerland
  • She went to Paris to study art and architecture
  • She left college at 19 to sign with City Models
  • She worked for designers and fashion houses such as Guess? Jeans, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Yves Saint-Laurent, Chanel and Versace
  • While modelling, she dated Eric Clapton, then Mick Jagger
  • In 1997, Carla quit modelling to devote herself to music. She sent her lyrics to Julien Clerc in 1999, based on which he composed seven tracks on his 2000 album ‘Si j’étais elle’
  • In 2002, her debut album Quelqu’un m’a dit (Someone Told Me), was released in Europe
  • Her second album, No Promises (Jan 2007) set to music the poems of William Butler Yeats, Emily Dickinson, W. H. Auden, Dorothy Parker, Walter de la Mare, and Christina Rosetti
  • She released her third album Comme si de rien n’était (As If Nothing Happened) on 11 July 2008. Royalties will be donated to charity
  • Her music is awesome

To see and hear Carla, and learn more, visit:

www.lingolyrics.com

Official Website: www.carlabruni.com/

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The amazing story of Edith Piaf

March 6, 2009

Edith Piaf’s life story reads like a thriller. A rollercoaster ride of extreme poverty, fabulous wealth, complete happiness and utter tragedy.

In her lifetime, the tiny (4 foot 10) singer who became known as Little Sparrow:

  • Triumphed over adversity to take the French and world music business by storm;
  • Was blind from the ages of three to seven;
  • Was raised by prostitutes in her grandmother’s brothel;
  • First sang in public at the age of 14;
  • Lost her only child to meningitis;
  • Was accused of collaborating with the Nazis (she denied this, saying she was in fact a secret member of the Resistance, for which there is some evidence);
  • Reportedly helped French prisoners of war escape their Nazi captors;
  • Was accused of involvement in a mob murder (she was acquitted);
  • Conquered America, appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show eight times and at Carnegie Hall twice;
  • Discovered and helped make famous legendary French singers Yves Montand and Charles Aznavour;
  • Lost the love of her life, a famous French boxer, in a tragic plane crash;
  • Counted among her personal friends the likes of heartthrob actor Maurice Chevalier and actress and singer Marlene Dietrich;
  • Recorded over 200 songs and appeared in ten films;
  • Married a man 20 years younger than her;
  • Was seriously injured in a car crash along with Charles Aznavour;
  • Almost died in two more car accidents;
  • Became addicted to morphine and alcohol;
  • Died of liver cancer, aged just 47 (19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963)

Listen to her amazing music and read more at www.lingolyrics.com

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Gregory Lemarchal – Tragedy and Legacy

March 5, 2009

Grégory Lemarchal was a popular young French singer. He died aged just 23 (May 13, 1983 – April 30, 2007) after winning the hearts of millions with his pure voice and clean-cut good looks. During his short life he:

  • Was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 20 months;
  • Became France’s champion of acrobatic rock aged 12 (1995);
  • Won the Star Academy (Paris, France) televised talent competition in 2004 with 80 per cent of the public vote;
  • Saw his debut single, Ecris l’histoire, reach No.2 in the French charts in 2005 and go platinum;
  • Saw his debut album, Je deviens moi, entered at No.1;
  • Won Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2005) at the NRJ Music Awards;
  • Completed his first solo nationwide tour in 2006, and a DVD of his performance at the Olympia was released;
  • Saw his French duet versions of the British singer Lucie Silvas’ hit single What You’re Made Of go to No.2 in the singles charts.

In 2007, Lemarchal announced that his doctors had ordered him to take a few months off to recuperate from illness. He was never to return to the stage: He died of complications from cystic fibrosis on the morning of April 30, 2007, waiting for an organ transplant.

To hear his amazing music and to read more, please visit:www.lingolyrics.com

Gregory Lemarchal Official Website:
http://gregorylemarchal.artistes.universalmusic.fr/

Association Grégory Lemarchal:http://www.association-gregorylemarchal.com/