france jean-baptiste

france jean-baptiste

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandBluesPop



Soulful, stylistic reinterpretations of blues/rock cover delivered with soaring gritty authenticity by vocalist France Jean-Baptiste-Koko Taylor meets Etta James- riveting roadhouse guitar riffs from funky keyboards, and thumping backbeats

Biography

For over 15 years this multi-talented native Chicagoan has been involved in the entertainment industry. France Jean-Baptiste is an accomplished singer and actress. Her Haitian French heritage and life experiences infuse her music and stage presence with unparalleled feeling, body and soul. Her voice has been described as a diamond in the rough. She brings a big, rich energetic sound that audiences really respond to. Delivering every song with passion, you feel the emotion in every song.

Starting her career with musical theatre, she was told by a stage manager that she sounded very much like Etta James. Shortly after, she took a break from theatre and began working with a pianist and working the local piano bars for several years. She performed covers from every genre, covering especially 70's pop/rock and, of course, blues. She eventually ended up working with the Screaming Bluedogs and touring regionally for a short while covering the blues and original tunes.

As a seasoned performer in Chicago arts, France Jean-Baptiste is ready for exposure to a wider audience. She wants to share her life with her audience through her music.

France Jean-Baptiste is a great balladeer and stylist with silky smooth, jazzy soulful vocals . She is also a powerhouse combination of Etta James, Koko Taylor & Big Time Sarah and you can feel the pain and energy in her voice.Most definitely a powerhouse crowd pleaser.

Currently, France Jean-Baptiste has three of her very own original songs in the adult contemporary genre available on itunes and amazon.

Ed Michener, guitarist, grew up on the Southside of Chicago, taking up the guitar at the impressionable age of 12 when he found a second-hand guitar from the most valuable of resources - someone else's garbage! His passion for playing was primed by frequenting famous blues haunts like the Keys Piano Bar and the Tip on Inn on Western Avenue. With a style forged directly from stealing, begging, and borrowing blues licks from recordings of players like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Buddy Guy, and Jeff Beck, Ed has lent his six-string talents most recently to the rhythm-and-blues-rock band Kimberly Kane and Big Trouble and the female-fronted modern rock band Dollhouse.

ChazPreston, bassist and his funky, fretless thump originated in the swamps of Florida. Having played bass for many years with blues-rock jambands in the Tampa and Los Angeles areas, he moved to Chicago in search of the wisdom of grad school and the soul of the blues.

Mark lira, drummer, born and raised NORTHSIDE of Chicago starting playing drums late in life but always had a passion for them, he plays with Chicago doom band TROUBLE and has played with various metal and punk bands. Then quote me as saying: The blues are the root of rock and roll so sit back and enjoy the groove!!

Lyrics

Without You

Written By: France Jean-Baptiste

Without You lyrics

Can’t feel my fingers
My body is frozen without you
Can’t feel the wind blow
My heart won’t let go
without you

Can’t eat I can’t sleep
My body is weak without you
Can’t see the sun rise
Can’t fall asleep at night without you

I gotta know how you can turn around and be so cold
I got to know baby
I got to know got to know now baby
How you can turn around and walk out that door
I got to know baby
I want to know

What would you do if it happened to you that somebody loved you and left you never loved you anymore?
What could you say if it happened that way if it happened that way that somebody kissed you and kicked you and
Walked out that door
Got to know
How you can turn around and be so cold
Got to know baby
I got to know got to know got to know now baby
How you could tune around and be so cold
I want to know

Instrumental

How you can turn around and be so cold
Got to know baby
Got to know got to know now honey
How you can turn around and walk out that door
I got to know baby
I want to know

My heart is broken
Torn wide open without you
Can’t see the sunlight
Can’t see the moon at night without you

Got to know
How could you be so cold baby
Just walk out that door
Got to know
how you can turn around and walk out that door/leave me all alone now baby
Got to know baby got to know
How could you walk out that door got to know I want to know honey I want to know

What would you say if it happened that way.

One And Only Love

Written By: France Jean-Baptiste

One and Only Love 2010

There Was a Time
long time ago
had a man that loved me
who said he'd never let me go
and then he went and said goodbye

Left me tired
left me, left me blue
how could you hurt me
how could you ever be so cruel
and then you went and played me for a fool
baby

Now baby you know you’re the only one
the only man I've ever loved
and you belong to me baby
the one and only love for me

When the day turns into night
and the night turns into night
say you love me
don't you ever go away
and then you went and broke my heart in two
baby

Baby, you know you're the only one
the only man I've ever, ever, ever loved
and you belong to me baby yeah
the one and only love for me

Instrumental

Ohhhhhhh
Baby, you know you’re the only one
the only man I've ever loved
and you belong to me baby yeah
the one and only one for me

baby you know you’re the only one
the only man i'll, ever, ever love
and you belong to me baby yeah,
the one and only love for me ohhhhhh

Let me love you

Written By: france Jean-Baptiste

Oh yeah,
now baby,
ooohhhhh
If I told you that I love you honey
Would you look me in my eyes?
If I told you you’re the only one darling
Would you want to realize
If I told you
I want you baby
(I want you baby)
Would you want to want me too
If I told you you’re the only one for me
Would you
be true
what you gone do

awww baby
got to got to
gonna give it to you

let me love you

oohhhh,
ooohhhh
oohhhh
ohhhhhhh add

I only want to touch you
I Hope you understand
hope you understand
I only wanna be with you darling
want you to be my man
I know I am the only one
I hope you do approve
cause A girl like me
would be so good for you a boy like you
what you gonna do
what you gonna do
got to got to got
gonna give it to you
all my lovin
gonna give it to you
all night long
got to got gonna give it to you now baby

Let me love
Let me love you
gotogotogotooooo
Let me love you
wanna take you home tonight

only want to touch you baby
I hope you understand
I only want to be with you darling
want you to be my man
Cause I’m the only one
you’ll ever need
cause A boy like you
would be so good for a girl like me
what you gonna do

awwww baby
got to got to got ta
give it to you, you , you
al my loving
gonna give it to you
all night long
got to got to got to
gonna give it to you
now baby
yeah,
yeah,
I wanna love you
I wanna love you
yeah,
hey
now baby
gonna give it to you
wanna take you home tonight

Discography

Without You ( Gotta Know Now) 2010

One & Only Love 2010

Set List

Say What! - B
Mary Had a Little Lamb - E
Bad Case of Love - Bb
Cold Sweat - A
Rumors - E
I’d Rather Go Blind - G
Every Day I Have the Blues - C
Born Under A Bad Sign - C#
Now You’re Gone - C
All Your Love - G
Set 2
Voodoo Woman - Bb
Cherry Red Wine - D
Tobacco Road - D
I Heard It Through the Grapevine/
Mustang Sally - Bb
Stormy Monday - G
Some Kind of Wonderful - A
Married to the Blues - G#
Oh, Darling! - F
Feelin’ Alright – C

Extras: Red House (Bb); Tell Me Why (B); Crying Shame (B); Five Long Years (A); Members Only (G#); The Thrill is Gone (B)