Gerard Emilien started playing guitar and folk songs at a young age. Later he moved on to an electric and performing in bands. Emilien has lived in five different countries whose subtle cultural influences are incorporated into Emilien's self-titled, ten-track CD. This flavorful collection melds pop melodies with spicy world tones. Emilien sings in English, French and Creole on his debut release. Emilien has an incredible vocal range and control. His songs are soulful and romantic evolving from life experiences. Emilien is joined by a multitude of talented players adding sax, guitars, bass, contrabass, clavier, sitar and violin to his riveting compositions. The CD is well produced and the songs are an eclectic mix of sultry singing and intriguing instrumentation. 'Africa' features rich vocal blends combined with a funky beat, compelling guitar rifts and other savory textures from a diversity of instruments. 'True Love' has a sexy groove, intricate instrumentation combined with velvety vocals and harmonies. Reves Emilien is a strong first effort from a creative and captivating musician!
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