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Étienne Daho

Biography

Combining Western Coast-style browse pop, Velvet Underground-like urban rock and roll, as well as the romanticism of People from france singer Françoise Hardy, Algerian-born singer/songwriter Etienne Daho offers taken the European rock and roll scene by surprise. His albums possess consistently certified for platinum or platinum position and his tunes have been documented by such performers as Mercedes Audras and Arnold Turboust. His réamounté contains duets with Sarah Cracknell, Elli Medeiros, Lyn Byrd, Astrud Gilberto, and Chris Isaak. In 1989, he participated within an Arthur Baker-produced documenting with Al Green and Jimmy Somerville. The child of the French soldier dad along with a chemist mom, Daho grew up by grandparents who managed a semi-bar/semi-grocery through the Battle of Algeria. Recordings of Sylvie Vartan and Françoise Hardy, on the jukebox, influenced Daho to imagine becoming a vocalist. Settling along with his family members in Rennes, France, in 1965, Daho continuing to broaden his musical range to add the English rock and roll from the Beatles as well as the Rolling Rocks as well as the artwork rock and roll of David Bowie, Roxy Music, as well as the Velvet Underground. Going to London for the very first time in 1966, he became enamored from the United kingdom city’s flourishing music picture. Time for Rennes, Daho proved helpful being a dormitory monitor on the city’s school. When he arranged a concert at the institution, offering rock and roll rings Stinky Toys and Marquis de Sade on Dec 20, 1978, Daho unknowingly had taken the first guidelines resulting in his profession in music. The Stinky Toys’ Elli Medeiros and Jacno inspired him to keep writing and performing, while Marquis de Sade business lead guitarist Frank Darcel had taken him under his wing, assisting him to understand the intricacies of musical professionalism and reliability. When Daho produced his stage debut on the rock and roll celebration Transmusicales in June 1979, Darcel as well as other associates of Marquis de Sade followed him. After launching an independent one, “Cowboy,” Daho agreed upon with Virgin France. His 1980 debut record, Mythomane, made by Jacno and offering Marquis de Sade music artists, was qualified gold ten years after its launch. Performing in Rennes night clubs with French vocalist Arnold Turboust, Daho started to entice attention. Getting some radio airplay along with his singles “THE BEST Rest” and “To Keep TONITE,” he released his second recording, La Notte la Notte, offering the hit solitary “Weekend in Rome.” Though it demonstrated hints of the promising long term, its product sales paled alongside those of Daho’s following launch, Pour Nos Vies Martiennes, that was qualified gold (with product sales greater than 100,000 copies) on your day it had been released in June 1988. The achievement continuing with 1989’s Live ED, which offered a lot more than 250,000 copies. In 1991 he documented his fifth recording, Paris Ailleurs, a tribute towards the Motown and Stax brands. Pre-release orders from the recording had been so strong the recording was qualified gold before it had been released and gained platinum position with sales greater than 500,000 copies. Four years later on he was within the charts having a cover of Edith Piaf’s “Mon Guyège a Moi,” as the U.K. pop group Saint Etienne had been topping the English graphs with “He’s on the telephone,” an English-language cover of “Weekend in Rome.” While his 1994 launch, Daholympia, offered half as much copies as Paris Ailleurs, Daho regained the momentum of his previously albums using the launch of Eden in 1996. Corps et Armes made an appearance in 2000 and was implemented three years afterwards by Reevolution. Daho provides always sought brand-new strategies for his imagination. He made an appearance in Olivier Assayas’ film Dirorder, and received a Western european video award for his 1987 video “Tattoo Make.” Furthermore to writing music for other performers, Daho has created recordings for Les Valentins and Sylvie Vartan. He performed within a stage creation of Jean Genet’s Condemned to Loss of life on the Moliere Movie theater in Paris. The soundtrack from the creation premiered in England because the ” NEW WORLD “. Françoise Hardy provides remained a significant impact on Daho’s music. In 1986, Daho became a member of with Jerome Soligny to create a biography from the French vocalist, Superstar and Hermit.

Quick Facts


Full Name Étienne Daho
Height 1.7 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Film Score Composer
Education University of Rennes 2 – Upper Brittany
Nationality French
Music Groups Les Enfoirés
Music Songs Week-end à Rome, Comme un boomerang, Le Premier Jour, Les Flocons de l'été - Radio Edit, Le Grand Sommeil, Bleu comme toi, Épaule tattoo, Mon manège à moi, Duel au soleil, Tombé pour la France, Des heures hindoues, La Peau dure, Les Voyages immobiles, En surface, Des attractions désastre, Au commencement, L'adorer, Sur mon cou, Paris, Le Flore, If, Paris sens interdits, Les Chansons de l’innocence, Quelqu'un qui m'ressemble, Retour à toi, Comme un igloo, Ouverture, Soudain, Jungle pulse, Idéal, L'homme qui marche, Sortir ce soir, Saudade
Albums La Notte, la Notte..., Pour nos vies martiennes, Pop Satori, Diskönoir, Singles, DahOlympia, Reserection, Monsieur Daho, Les Chansons De L'Innocence Retrouvée, Daho Live, L'Invitation, Mythomane, Réévolution, Paris ailleurs, Corps & armes, Daho Pleyel Paris, Live ED!, Eden, Le Condamné à mort, Collection, An Evening with Daho, Popzone, Corps et armes - Deluxe Remastered (1999-2002), Pour nos vies martiennes - Deluxe Remastered (1987-1990), Pop Satori - Deluxe Remastered (1985-1987), Paris Ailleurs - Deluxe Remastered (1990 - 1995), L'homme qui marche, Sortir ce soir: Best of Live, Dans la peau de Daho, Tombé pour la France, Daho Show EP, La notte, la notte - Deluxe Remastered (1982-1985), L'invitation - Deluxe Remastered (2006-2009), Be My Guest Tonight E.P.
Nominations Victoires de la Musique - Male Artist of the Year, Victoires de la Musique - Song Album of the Year
Movies Une histoire d'amour, Disorder


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Au plus près du paradis 2002 performer: "Tu mi delirio"
Irreversible 2002 performer: "Mon Manège À Moi"
Time Out 2001 writer: "Week-End A Rome"
The Pillow Book 1996 writer: "Blonde"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Étienne Daho: Intégrale clips 2000 Video
Jeux d'artifices 1987 Etienne
Désordre 1986 Jean-François

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Une histoire d'amour 2013
Annabelle partagée 1991

Music Department

Music Department

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Au plus près du paradis 2002 composer: theme song "Tu mi delirio"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La case de l'oncle Doc 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2005-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Etienne Daho, un itinéraire pop moderne 2015 Documentary Himself
Je t'aime. The story of French song with Petula Clarke 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
L'anniversaire de Jacques Dutronc en Corse 2015 TV Movie Himself
La nuit des Césars 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
C à vous 2014 TV Series Himself
Ce soir (ou jamais!) 2010 TV Series Himself
Charlotte Gainsbourg effrontément 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tout le monde l'appelle Sylvie 2010 TV Movie Himself
Vivement dimanche 2000-2009 TV Series Himself
Empreintes 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Star Academy 2006-2008 TV Series Himself
Génération duo 2008 TV Movie Himself
Tenue de soirée 2007 TV Series Himself
Samedi soir avec... 2006 TV Series Himself
Podium 2005 TV Series Himself
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde 2001-2005 TV Series Himself
Les années Zénith 2005 TV Special Himself
On a tout essayé 2005 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2005 TV Series Himself
La fête de la chanson française 2005 TV Series Himself
Rendez-vous avec Jane 2005 Video documentary Himself
Arrêt spectacles 2004 TV Series Himself
20h10 pétantes 2004 TV Series Himself
Bedos/Ardisson: On aura tout vu 2002 TV Special Himself
Victoires de la musique 1998-2002 TV Series Himself
En aparté 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Les Enfoirés 1999 TV Series Himself
Tapis rouge 1998 TV Series Himself
Irrésistiblement... Sylvie 1998 TV Movie Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 1998 TV Series Himself
Les enfants de l'Olympia 1997 TV Movie Himself
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series Himself
Taratata 1993 TV Series Himself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches 1988-1989 TV Series Himself
Embarquement immédiat 1987 TV Series Himself
Champs-Elysées 1986-1987 TV Series Himself
Platine 45 1984 TV Series Himself

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