Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Eric VINCENT began his career in Paris at the famous "Port du Salut" with Coluche. This amazing performer lives downtown Paris on a beautiful "péniche" and 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, where 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 as well as many other prestigious venues in the world.... World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA...Opera of Hanoï (Vietnam), Opera of Manaus (Brasil)...He has recorded several CD's and videos 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...
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 powerful 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...
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.
|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...
Some years ago, Eric VINCENT 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 a “Carte Blanche » to Eric.
He has hosted some of his friends as Georges MOUSTAKI,
Emily SALIERS (Indigo Girls), Chéri SAMBA, etc…
Some years ago, he met James TAYLOR, and after a warm and friendly contact with the american singer, he decides to record a new album "Faut-il Encore 2000 Ans ?", eleven tunes including
eight James TAYLOR songs, written by Eric VINCENT into French.
In those last years he has recorded several
other CDs: "Survol", "Un Pays Quelque part" featuring "Haïti
Kimbe Fo" and "A la Claire Fontaine".
In his last one "L’or de l’Instant" we find songs inspired by writers like Albert Camus (Le Mythe de Sisyphe), Dino Buzatti , Alfred Jarry,.. His song "Peinture Hongroise" is dedicated
to the Hungarian painter Tivadar Csontvary. He wrote the lyrics of "Etrange Mélancolie" with his friend Georges MOUSTAKI who composed the music.