Eric VINCENT began his career in Paris at the famous "Port du Salut" with Coluche. This amazing Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, lives downtown Paris on a beautiful "péniche" and has a special passion for taking his music to every corner of the globe... From the Opera of Hanoï (Vietnam) to the Opera of Manaus (Brasil), he has been on stage in many other prestigious venues in the world, like, las arenas de Guadalajara (Mexico), the International folk Festival of Adelaïde (Australia), Ancol Jakarta (Indonesia), his name has appeared on marquees in more than 140 countries and he is considered one of the best contemporary singer in the tradition of the chanson française. In the USA, where he is touring every year, he has performed in every state, except Hawaï and Alaska. He has appeared on radio and television and made a number of very successful tours of college, high school and universities. He has filled theBrooklyn Auditorium in New-York City several times,  the  World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, Opryland in Nashville, TN.... His CD's and videos are always recorded with outstanding musicians, such as;  Pierre Chérèze, Sylvin Marc,  Tony Rabeson, Vincent Hamamdjian,  Patrick Huard, Jean-Philippe Audin, Billy Drewes, Eddy Louiss, Roland Romanelli, Justin Vali, Christophe Guiot, Jerome Gueguen...

     Si du méringué tu es dingue

     Pose ton flingue à Saint Domingue
     Si c'est un calypso fais un saut                        
     À Trinidad ou Tobago 
     Ça sent bon, ça sent beau, ça Samba
     San Salvador da Bahia...

If you're crazy about the meringue
Set your sight on Santo Domingo
If it's calypso that turns you on, jump right over
To Trinidad or Tobago
It feels good, it smells good , it Sambas
San Salvador of Bahia...

Eric's appearances elicit uniformly enthusiastic responses. With a beautiful resonant voice, he is personable and dynamic, as well as a poet and an outstanding musician. During his concerts, the language barrier is overcome  by his unique showmanship and by the lively spirit of his music. His songs, a blend of folk, jazz, rock and ethnic rhythms, inspired by his world travels, deal  with universal themes and touch deeply the young audiences as much as adult people. he exhibits an extraordinary presence on stage. His charisma dazzles his audiences. They always ask for an encore... 

Mon pays ce sera

Là où tu seras bien 
Là où je serai moi  
Là où tu seras belle 
Mon pays ce sera 
Là où mes ritournelles 
N'ont pas peur de mourir
Sans avoir dit pourquoi...

CD Un Pays quelque Part

My country will be
Wherever you feel free and at ease
Where I can be myself
Where you will be seen as beautiful as you are
My country will be
Wherever my songs
Don't have to die
Without knowing why.

On Stage, Eric VINCENT always leaves his audience in a heightened state of emotion. His electrifying performance charges the audience . The world press affirms this:

"Eric Vincent's return to NEW YORK a success. His Music is universal"
"Composotor francès ultrapassa fronteiras da linguagem"
"Music for a world without borders"
"Eric Vincent : Canciòn sin barreras"
"French singer Eric Vincent overcomes the language barrier"

Eric VINCENT's virtuosity as a guitar player is impressive. His style, personal and unique is surprizingly sophisticated but in no way interferes with the warm and relaxed atmosphere he
creates and, when he performs a one man band show, which makes us forget that he is alone on stage.

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 several  textbooks: "Discovering French Today: Blanc (Level 2)" by Valette and Valette (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt © 2013), "SAM Contacts: Langue et Culture
, 9th edition ", by Valette and Valette (Heinle Cengage, © 2014) "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...

He has performed in every state in the USA (except Hawaï and Alaska). He has appeared on radio and television and he makes, every year, very successful tours of colleges, high schools and universities.
He has, also, been invited to perform at several congresses like ACTFL in Boston, Ma, National AATF congress, etc...

He has been involved in a world-wide project against violence  “Opération Boule de neige”,  initiated by a class of school children from France. Those 10 years
old kids thought that violence on TV programs was for them a very bad exemple. Eric worked with the children, helped them to write the song
Jamais plus de violence and directed it's recording.

The program "Sous les Etoiles exactement"  on the French National Radio (France Inter) has given Eric Vincent a “Carte Blanche" to host several of his friends  from all around the world. So we've heard shows with
Emily SALIERS (Indigo Girls), Chéri SAMBA, Lokua Kanza, etc…

Some years ago,
Eric VINCENT met James TAYLOR, and  after a warm and friendly contact with the american singer, he decided to record the album Faut-il Encore 2000 Ans ?, French adaptation written by Eric on the music of
Carolina in my mind. This eleven songs album includes eight tunes composed by James TAYLOR  and written,
into French, by Eric VINCENT.

Other Eric VINCENT's CDs and LPs: Survol, Un Pays Quelque part featuring Haïti Kimbe Fo  and A la Claire Fontaine, Lula, Harmoniques, Il n'y a de nouveau que c'qui est oublié....
In his last one, L’or de l’Instant, for a number of songs, Eric has been inspired by writers, e.g.
Albert Camus  (Le Mythe de Sisyphe), for this eponym title, or Alfred Jarry (Alfred), Dino Buzatti (Les bosses dans le Jardin)....
His song Peinture Hongroise is dedicated to the Hungarian painter Tivadar Csontvary
. Georges MOUSTAKI, who was his very close friend, has composed the music on his lyrics for Etrange Mélancolie....

                            These albums are  available on line at

Éric Vincent is published in:

"Petit abécédaire d'un amoureux de la chanson" Georges Moustaki (Éditions de archipel-2012)

"SAM Contacts: Langue et Culture Françaises, 9th edition" , by Valette and Valette (Heinle Cengage © 2014)

"Discovering French Today": Blanc (Level 2) by Valette and Valette (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ©2013)

« La Chanson de Paris » Jean Lapierre (Aumage editions)

« Georges Moustaki La Ballade Du Métèque » Louis-jean Calvet (Fayard/Chorus)

« Îles » 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)

"C'est Comme ça"  by Valette and Valette (D.C Heath and Co),

"Sans Bornes" (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)

"Reflets Français (Bernard Petit Prod.)

"Si on chantait avec... Eric VINCENT" (Didier/Hatier)

On the  Ricardo Vilas CD "Mon cher ami",  featuring Bernard Lavilliers, Francis Hime, Wagner Tiso,
Anna Torres, Kay Lyra...  Eric sings in duet with Ricardo the song "Les mots en Té"


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