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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!)

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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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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

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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!

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

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Dimitri’s Rail – URGENT news!

March 28, 2009
VOTE NOW! Dimitri's Rail needs YOU

VOTE NOW! Dimitri's Rail needs YOU

Dimitri’s Rail is a hot Texas rock band – and they need YOUR help!

The band, headed up by amazing vocalist Paul Ehmer, is in the running for a life-changing opportunity – to open a concert for rock legends FOREIGNER.

Houston’s top radio station 1075 Khits.com are running a contest (‘Rockin’ with the Rockstars’) to see which of three top bands – Dimitri’s Rail is in there! – will perform an acoustic set to open the Foreigner concert on April 4.

PLEASE hit this link –http://1075khits.com/markets/houston/inside/rockin.html – and vote for Dimitri’s Rail as many times as you can! (You’ll need to close your browser each time and clear your cookies before voting again). Tell all your friends! The entered song by Dimitri’s Rail is called FOO – and it’s AMAZING!

Vote for Dimitri’s Rail – vote for FOO – vote for classic ROCK – before time runs out!

Merci beaucoup!

VOTE HERE: (As many times as you can – the other bands are doing it! And tell all your friends!):

http://1075khits.com/markets/houston/inside/rockin.html

(Dimitri’s Rail have accepted our challenge to sing a song in FRENCH – see our blog post about it below. Thanks again!)

Become a fan of Dimitri’s Rail today! Visit them HERE!

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

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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!

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

March 2, 2009

Please also take a moment to check out our site:

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Watch the best French music videos with something to suit all tastes: from the nostalgia of Edith Piaf (‘La vie en rose’) to the chart-topping rock of Kyo (‘Je Saigne Encore’)… from pop to reggae to classical.

With each video, we’ve provided the transcribed and translated lyrics in English and French (literal translations).

At www.lingolyrics.com you’ll also find:

  • profiles on featured artists and bands
  • latest releases
  • links to official fan sites
  • links to legitimate mp3 download sites, and (coming soon)
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  • reviews
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  • travel booking links (try out your French in France!)
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