Posts Tagged ‘Singer’

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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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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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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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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/