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Friday, 7 March 2014

Music to my ears

Many years ago, I went to see Asa. I went with friends, but due to injuries and ailments, they left after her set. I figured I'd stay and listen to the first 2 songs of the next guy, as I'd never heard of him, then bail off myself.

I stayed the whole night, had a blast and got the CD.

He was the incredibly charming Fefe.



When I say charming, I mean he charms the audience - the whole audience. In the tiny packed tent, he had us all running from left to right, jumping on command, dancing about and he even convinced someone to carry him on his shoulders so he could sing through the crowd for the last song. It was crazy and joyful and one of my favourite concerts ever. I was grinning and laughing, and didn't care I was by myself.

He came back for So Frenchy So Chic this year and delighted again, the new album is great. As he says 'it doesn't matter if you don't speak French, just make it up'.

This clip is not for an actual song, it's a quirky little thing he made breaking down the music. Which sort of epitomizes his style - quirky yet charming.



One of my favourite songs of his, is Dans Ma Rue, a song about the downtrodden, the vicious cycle of poverty and how hard it is to change that. Yet have a listen - it's the happiest sounding song of misery that you'll ever hear.


And Singapore Night Race organisers, I repeat my request - please add him to the musical line up this year - he's a crowd pleaser!

Linking up with The Lounge

Full acoustic version of Parodie

 

11 comments:

  1. LOVE. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wonderful! I don't know him...I am a bit of a music luddite...no idea. Thanks for linking up for #sunshinesundays x

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  3. Very cool, Lydia! I have never heard of him before. That concert in the tent would have been awesome. An event not to be forgotten.

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  4. He's awesome! Will keep an eye out for him at future festivals etc x

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  5. It sure sounds like it was an amazing concert. Thanks for introducing him to me. x

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  6. Wow. He is kind of cool. Passing on to my friend who does actually know French.

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  7. Oh he has a beautiful voice. I can see why so many people love him.

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  8. Thanks Lydia! I love those concerts when it really doesn't matter who you're there with, you just get carried away by the performance!

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  9. Ohh liking his style Lydia and boy do the French have style. Thank you !

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing this! I hadn't heard of him but I'll definitely be keeping an eye out. I love being swept up by music and carried away dancing :)

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  11. Very cool. And cruisey. I like this type of sound. Cheers for linking up this week. Sharing music is important. Robo X

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