FRIGID

FRIGID

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

A wall of sound: intense and introspective rock n'roll to move your heart...with an electronic edge to move your feet!!! Despair has never sounded so sexy.

Biography

Frigid brings new life to alternative music and the electronic movement by giving a unique extravagant and sexually charged dimension to his work. With a background including years of classical piano lessons, an intensive training in ballet and contemporary dance, a successful career as a make-up artist and an undeniable DJ reputation, the multi-disciplinary artist is continuously evolving and expressing his uncompromised self.

Elected Montreal’s “DJ of the year“ by readers of ICI magazine in 2004 and 2005 ( taking the #2 spot right behind DJ Champion in 2006 ), Frigid redefines the limits of DJing since 1998 with his festive ecclectic set lists, his contagious charisma and his exciting concepts.

In 2001, the enigmatic character is already a staple of Montreal’s music scene with the smashing success of his weekly “Overdose“ night. He soon works around the world aside many internationally acclaimed bands and DJs ( Plastic Bertrand, Tiga, Ladytron, Miss Kittin, Tommie Sunshine, Le Tigre, Nina Hagën, Vive La Fête, the Kills, Bloc Party, Interpol, etc. ).
In 2004, he launches “KINK! “ his independent record label and presents a DJ compilation under the same name. Many stylish videoclips are shot not long after, announcing the release of a first album titled “Bedroom Sessions” in the fall of 2006.

The entertaining performer is finally back on stage. The live shows are physical, crazy and intense. Surrounded by his talented collaborators, Richard Martineau on guitar and Peepshow Pat on drums, the driven artist creates a real happening everytime. Cleverly combining his multiple talents with the raw energy of his original songs, Frigid redefines the art of performance.

Wild at heart, Frigid exudes an energetic excentricity and a sex-appeal that leaves no one indifferent. Something refreshing in today’s music industry, which features mostly predictable and saturated acts.

“If you want the boy next door…go next door! “
Frigid
Taken from the song Bedroom Session

Lyrics

Closer

Written By: Frigid

Perfect lips, glittery eyes
Born from bliss with a wild side
Like an urban child arriving in town
You’re feeling alive, you're feeling alright, you're fooling around

Common , Closer
Common and dance with me yeah!

Your beauty sparks all over the room
It’s in the way you walk, It’s in the way you move
Like an urban child arriving in town
You’re feeling alive, you're feeling alright, you're fooling around

Common Closer
Common and dance with me yeah!

No Control Inc.

Written By: Frigid

No control
This is where the world is going
Our obsessions have no meaning
and our feelings have no soul
Not enough
Everybody wants more power
All or nothing is the future
So you better like it rough

Teach me what I have to do to be qualified
Tell me who I have to kill so you can feel alive
Let me know which way to turn so I can get there first
I have no mind of my own, I am here to serve

No control
This is where the world is going
Our obsessions have no meaning
and our feelings have no soul
Not enough
Everybody wants more power
All or nothing is the future
So you better like it rough

Teach me what I have to do to satisfy your needs
I'll destroy everything that moves so you can live in peace
Actions are much louder than words when you use a gun
Pull the trigger, shoot the fire, make your country proud of what you have become

No control
Not enough
Get enrolled
Serve the boss
Take the power
Take the gun
Kill your neighbor
Have some fun!

Give you up

Written By: Frigid

I want to be by your side
but you won't take me back

I want to be by your side
but you won't take me back
Pain built a wall twice your size
and I blame myself for that
And the loneliness we go through
everyday, separate ways
And the sadness that remains
I hate this game
And when you say you don't care
like before, anymore
When we look eye to eye
It all sounds like a lie

I've got to, I've got to
Give it up
Give you up

It's never time for goodbye
Is it ever time to stay
I want to be by your side
But it's time to walk away

I've got to, I've got to
Give it up
Give you up

Mirrorball

Written By: Frigid

Loneliness echoes I suppose
Dancing in circles juxtaposed
Under a spinning mirrorball
Standing out is no good at all

Crying in crowded separate rooms
No one can separate us two
Strange how our souls we’re bound to make
A major change on each other’s way
Slow motion rewind and live it twice
Press pause when everything feels right
That’s how we wish our life would end
Pain in 3-d painted on a friend

Fast-forward erase

Slow motion rewind and we are twins
Recording over deadly sins
Under a spinning mirrorball
Now holding hands and standing tall

Always together like black & white
The world at our feet, shining bright
Another of me, A siouxsie song
At the mercy of a love gone wrong

Strangers are dancing on our souls
Friendship is made of highs & lows
Close up of what we could not see

No matter where you and I go
Something will keep us very close
Emotions sometimes are too strong
Dance with me ‘til the pain is gone

Fast-forward, erase

Stop

Promise to be nice

Written By: Frigid

Unfortunately
You don't wanna shut up and listen to me
So you're stepping on my feet
Keep on pushing your luck and soon you'll be on your knees

You try to impress me but you don't know who i am
Your mind is so narrow you could never understand

So I'll pull you aside and I'll push it in
I'll put it underneath your skin
OH No I won't be satisfy
until you promise to be nice

There's space for all of us
when you enter mine you get a little nervous
We'll always disagree
So if you're not on my side just get up and leave

Indeed what you need is to finally realize
That you don't do anything but sit and criticize

So I'll pull you aside and I'll push it in
I'll put it underneath your skin
Oh no I won't be satisfy
until you promise to be nice

Unfortunately
You get on my nerves when you don’t let me be

I can't stand your face I hate your style
I thought that I could let it slide
but when you try to push me down
I change my way
I have no patience for your kind
And It gives me such a viscious mind
so shut up and leave, 'cause you don't wanna stay here
And there's nothing else to say

Discography

2006: Bedroom Sessions ( 1st album )
2004: KINK! ( DJ Compilation )
Both albums have streaming on Frigid's web site.

Set List

The whole "Bedroom Sessions" album:
Bedroom Session
Promise to be nice
Machine!
Heavy
Give you up
On my knees
Mirrorball
No Control Inc.
Closer
Ex
Liquid Lament
Urban love song ( new song )

+ our cover of Iggy Pop's classic "Search & Destroy". We also have a cover of Pj Harvey that we play once in a while as well.

Approx. 60-65 minutes in total.
Obviously, a shorter set is always ossible depending on the booking.