Created Gerald Gardrinier in 1967 to People from france parents in Reunion, the son who would later on be referred to as Gerald De Palmas spent the very first a decade of his existence on the tiny island within the Indian Sea. In 1977, his family members moved south of France, and youthful Gerald became enthusiastic about bands just like the Special offers as well as the Stray Pet cats, and beginning learning how exactly to play acoustic guitar and bass. Later on, he dropped from high school to be able to even more fully focus on music, teaming up with Edith Fambuena and Jean-Louis Pierot and developing Les Maximum Valentins. Although group never discovered mainstream achievement, it did to push out a few singles, but Gerald determined that he desired even more, and in 1988 he remaining Les Maximum Valentins (which in turn became the duo Les Valentins) for Paris, where he discovered are a studio room musician, writing tunes for himself in his free time. In 1994, after earning a televised skill competition, De Palmas (that has used his mother’s maiden name like a performer) authorized to EMI and released his debut, La Dernière Année, another year. The solitary from the recording, “Sur la Path,” became a big success for De Palmas, propelling him into stardom and earning him the Victoire de la Musique award for Greatest New Male Designer. Sense the pressure to check out up with another strike, De Palmas didn’t launch his following record, Les Lois de la Character, until 1997. It finished up flopping, as well as for the next couple of years De Palmas held a low account. However, after speaking with French pop designer Jean-Jacques Goldman — who composed a melody for him, “J’en Rêve Encore” — he sensed motivated and reinvigorated and started focusing on his following record, Marcher dans le Sable, which arrived in 2000 and was successful, earning him the Victoire de la Musique for Greatest Male Musician in 2001. In 2002, the aptly entitled live record Live 2002 was released, and after composing music from Celine Dion and Johnny Hallyday, amongst others, De Palmas established to focus on his 4th studio album. El Homme Sans Racines, that was released in 2004, was a far more reflective, melancholic function. De Palmas wouldn’t normally release another record for five years, due to contractual issues with his label General. Eventually he could renegotiate his agreement and his following album, Sortir, arrived in ’09 2009; onto it, he duetted with Eagle-Eye Cherry. 2 yrs later on a double-CD best-of, Sur Ma Path, was issued, including the previously unreleased monitor “L’Étranger”.