Tahiti 80 is an English-language French pop group formed in 1993 in Rouen, France. The group's name originates from a slogan on a t-shirt. Their music resembles pop with soul tendencies. They have encountered a fair amount of success in Japan, notably. Composed of four members (three of whom sing), the group makes use of guitar, percussion/drums, bass guitar, programming and keyboards: * Xavier Boyer: vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, piano
Dub Incorporation is a French Reggae band which was founded in 1997. They sing their songs in French and partially in Arabic. The band comes from St. Etienne/France. There they started their career, but in the meantime they are further sucessfull in, for example, Germany.
Dub Incorporation has published 5 disks: Their first disk (Dub incorporation 1,1) was published in April 2000, the second (Version 1.2) followed in June 2001.
Clara Clara saw the light of day in a basement in the small town of Dijon, France, gathered around a saucepan drumkit, a “shitty” Höner guitar and a My First Sony Microphone. Yet it immediately became the very core of the local spazz rock scene (we’re talking at least 8 people here, all of them shell- shocked by a short stay in town of dutch experimental band The Ex). Basically made up of Charles and François Virot (the latter being famous enough under his own name) and Amélie Lambert (a school book of whom cued the band with its name)...
The result of bringing together five musicians from four different countries, each bringing their own influences and experiences, along with a common love for all things heavy and a penchant for the strange.
The result is a combination of progressive ideas, odd time signatures and dissonant harmonies all tied together with a sense of musical structure and raw metal energy.
Joakim is a French modern electronic music artist. Multi talented and well-cultivated, he has released two audacious albums on Versatile Records (Tigersushi in 1999 and Fantomes in 2003) and founder of Label and Proteinic website Tigersushi. Joakim Bouazziz has always been involved in music. He learned piano at age six, with master concertist Abdel Rahman El Bacha. During his teenage years he discovers indie rock and appreciates labels such as Warp and Mo Wax.
There are 2 bands called ZOOEY: Zooey is Matthieu Beck and Marie Merlet, an electronic pop duo based in Bordeaux, France. http://www.frannyandzooey.org/ ZOOEY is a 5-piece Indie/pop band from Brisbane, Australia. Currently the band consists of Nic Brassil, Mark Day , Mike Day , Daniel Hatch and Kristen Bushnell. After releasing a music video for their song, Dinos, they are about to release their new single Genevieve.
There are multiple artists with the name Benighted: 1) Benighted is a French Brutal Death Metal/Grindcore band. They formed in 1998 in Balbigny, France. Benighted has slowly evolved from a blackened death metal sound, to a newer sound of brutal death metal. This is considered to be a fusion of several styles: combining groovy death-thrash riffs with black metal-ish sections, and various different styles of harsh vocals throughout their songs.
As many lucky teenagers from the late 80s, Laurent Ash started as a bass player in a small High School band influenced by new-wave and pop music acts like Cabaret Voltaire, Frankie Goes To Hollywood or Simple Minds and discovered the art of sampling thru the first popular 8/16bits computers. Producing first for other artists in the early & mid 90s, he joined the parisian label 20000ST in 2001 (which was responsible for the hit single of Demon You Are My High) to release one of his first hit singles The Soul Of My Love ...