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Eric Vincent

French Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Eric Vincent began his career in Paris at the famous "Port du Salut" with Coluche in the 70s and recorded his first records with famous Jazzmen like Eddy Louiss, André Cecarelli, etc.... This unique performer has a special passion for taking his music to every corner of the globe. His name has appeared on marquees in more than 140 countries, and he is probably one of the best contemporary singer in the pure tradition of "la chanson française". In the USA, where he is touring, at least two months, every year, he has performed in every State except Hawaï and Alaska. He has made a number of very successful tours of college, high school and universities. We can see several of his videos on YouTube (Lula, Haïti Kimbe fo', Le Perron..., and his recordings are on a high standard. Great songs with very poetic lyrics and superb melodies, played by outstanding musicians, such as Sylvin Marc, Tony Rabeson, Billy Drewes, Roland Romanelli, Jean-Philippe Audin, Pierre Chérèze, Justin Vali, Patrick Huard, Vincent Hamamdjian, ...

Eric's appearances elicit uniformly enthusiastic responses... The language barrier is overcome by his showmanship and by the lively spirit of his music. His songs, a blend of jazz, rock and ethnic rhythms, dealing with universal themes, offer audiences direct contact with contemporary French poetry and modern music and are flavored by his world travels. Eric exhibits an extraordinary presence on stage, his charisma dazzles his audiences and makes them beg for more.

PEINTURE HONGROISE (Hommage à Tivadar Csontvary)
(Paroles & Musique: Eric VINCENT)

L’œil du peintre s’illumine
Quand le soleil déchire
D’un coup de rayon magique
La cataracte du ciel
La croupe de la colline
Belle à le faire rougir
Lascive et impudique
Se drape de tons pastels

Le cèdre solitaire ranime en ma mémoire
L’allégorie sublime du majestueux vieillard
Qui vient à la fontaine où les enfants vont boire
Y déverser la cruche remplie de son savoir

Tivadar Csontvary
Etait un marginal
Un génie schizophrène
Un fou illuminé
Panthéiste incompris
Comme Malcolm de Chazal
Qui payait un éphèbe
Rien que pour l’écouter

Aujourd’hui il se dresse sur un socle de pierre
Face au Musée de Pecs où je l’ai découvert
Il pose son regard sur les tuiles bleutées
Qui abritent son art autrefois méprisé

L’œil du peintre s’illumine
Quand le soleil déchire
D’un coup de rayon magique
La cataracte du ciel
La croupe de la colline
Belle à le faire rougir
Lascive et impudique
Se drape de tons pastels


HARMONIQUES
Faut trois notes pour faire un accord
Trois accords pour une chanson
Un peu de terre, d'eau et de feu
Sept couleurs pour un arc-en-ciel
S'il faut de tout pour faire un monde
Si des différences naît l'harmonie
Nos solitudes se confondent
À l'épicentre de la vie...

(We need three notes to make a chord
Three chords for a tune
A bit of earth fire and water
Seven colors for a rainbow
If we need everything to make a world
If from differences we get harmony
Our lonelinesses are mingling
By the epicenter of life...)

Eric Vincent is featured in various textbooks : "C'est Comme ca", by Valette and Valette (D.C Heath and Co), "Sans Bornes" (Holt, Rinehart and Winston), Si on chantait avec...Eric Vincent" (Hatier/Didier), and in a video "Reflets Français", (Bernard Petit Prod.), promoted by AATF...

Éric Vincent is appearing in the following books :
« La Chanson de Paris » Jean Lapierre (Aumage editions)
« Georges Moustaki La Ballade Du Métèque » Louis-jean Calvet (Fayard/Chorus)
« Î les » Centre Georges Pompidou (Gallimard)
« J’aime Chéri Samba »Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Actes Sud)
« Florilège de la chanson de mer » Jacques Yvart (EMOM)

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