Guitarist, Songwriter, Eric VINCENT
his career in Paris at the famous "Port du Salut" with Coluche.
This amazing performer lives downtown Paris on a beautiful
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,
he is often 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
television and made a number of
very successful tours of college, high school and universities. He
has filled the Brooklyn Auditorium in New-York City several times as
many other prestigious venues in
Congress Center in Atlanta,
GA...Opera of Hanoï
Opera of Manaus (Brasil)...He
has recorded several CD's and videos with
Rabeson, Vincent Hamamdjian, Patrick Huard, Jean-Philippe Audin,
Roland Romanelli, Justin
Vali, Christophe Guiot, Jerome Gueguen...
méringué tu es
flingue à Saint Domingue
un calypso fais un
sent bon, ça sent beau, ça Samba
- If you're crazy about the meringue
sight on Santo Domingo
- If it's calypso that turns you on, jump right
- To Trinidad or Tobago
feels good, it smells good , it Sambas
- San Salvador of Bahia...
appearances elicit uniformly
enthusiastic responses. With a powerful
resonant voice, he is personable and dynamic, as well as a poet and an
musician. During his concerts,
the language barrier is overcome
by his 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
audiences as much as adult people. he exhibits an extraordinary
presence on stage. His charisma dazzles his audiences and his
performance leaves them in a heightened
state of emotion.
They always ask for an encore...
pays ce sera
Là où tu seras
Là où je serai
Là où tu seras
Mon pays ce
Là où mes
N'ont pas peur de
Sans avoir dit
country will be
Wherever you feel free
and at ease
Where I can be myself
Where you will be seen as
My country will be
Wherever my songs
Don't have to die
Without knowing why.
Eric VINCENT always leaves
his audience in a heightened state of
emotion. His electrifying performance charges the audience . The world
press affirms this:
Vincent's return to NEW YORK a success. His Music is universal"
(NEW YORK TIMES)
francès ultrapassa fronteiras da linguagem"
(DIARO DA MANHA -
for a world without borders"
Vincent : Canciòn sin barreras"
(CULTURA - MEXICO
singer Eric Vincent overcomes the language barrier"
excellent musician, Eric
Vincent 's virtuosity as a
guitar player is impressive. His style is surprizingly sophisticated
but in no way interferes with the warm and relaxed atmosphere he
creates and which makes us forget that he is alone on stage.
trois notes pour faire un accord
accords pour une
terre, d'eau et de
couleurs pour un
de tout pour faire un
l'épicentre de la
|We need three notes to make a
Three chords for a tune
A bit of earth fire and
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...
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
Françaises, 9th edition
", by Valette and
Valette (Heinle Cengage, ©
ca", by Valette and Valette
(D.C Heath and Co), "Sans Bornes"
(Holt, Rinehart and Winston),
(Hatier/Didier), and in a video
(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 made very
successful tours of colleges, high schools and universities,
been invited to perform at several congresses (ACTFL
in Boston, Ma,
AATF…). His next tour (fall 2012 ) will begin by two performances at the French &
Francophile Festival and
Convention, in Minneapolis, MN on
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.
"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,
SALIERS (Indigo Girls),
Chéri SAMBA, etc…
In 2000, he meets 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
In those last
years he has recorded several other CDs: "Survol",
"Un Pays Quelque part" featuring "Haïti Kimbe Fo" and "A la Claire
new one "L’or de l’Instant" we
find out songs inspired by writers like
Buzatti (le K), Alfred Jarry,.. His song
"Peinture Hongroise" is
dedicated to the Hungarian painter Tivadar
he wrote the lyrics for "Etrange
Mélancolie" with his friend
MOUSTAKI who composed the music.
CDs on line
hear sound clips, click here