Jeff Touzeau

Jeff Touzeau

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Jeff Touzeau is a New York-based singer/songwriter. His songs--which range from quiet, mood-evoking acoustic ballads to relentlessly driving power-pop, invite the listener into a sonic and lyrical world all his own. His latest album was produced by U.K. producer Ian Catt (Field Mice, St. Etienne).

Biography

Jeff Touzeau is a New York-based singer/songwriter. His songs--which range from quiet, mood-evoking acoustic ballads to relentlessly driving power-pop, invite the listener into a sonic and lyrical world all his own.

His latest album, which is produced by famed U.K-based producer Ian Catt (St. Etienne, Trembling Blue Stars, The Field Mice, Heavenly), tells an evocative story of the life of an early 20th century Scottish miner.

The strength of Touzeau's songs lie in his ability to capture a mood. This is evident on his last two albums (Two Worlds Away, 2009 and Going to Cape May, 2005). Two Worlds Away could easily work as a dramatic adaptation. The narrative of its 15 songs consists of many different "character voices"--the miner, his wife, their child and others--creating a strong literary context for an emotional pallet of sonically powerful compositions.

"Going to Cape May" was an enormous regional success--not just in Cape May, but in the trades, in retail and also on iTunes, where his album outperformed in the singer/songwriter category. "Going to Cape May" shares the same thematic approach as "Two Worlds Away"--this time painting images of the sea. In this regard, "Going to Cape May" might be akin to a literary work by Joseph Conrad in its descriptive--and again, emotional--ability to create a mood.

Touzeau and Ian Catt co-engineered "Two Worlds Away"--the drums and guitars were recorded at Touzeau's home studio in New York (both performed by Touzeau himself) and the keyboards and bass were recorded in the U.K., performed by Catt. It was a truly collaborative, web 2.0 recording project.

Discography

"Two Worlds Away" (LP): 2009
"Going to Cape May" (LP): 2005

Going to Cape May is available on iTunes and distributed by Hummingbird Sound, Inc.

Set List

Set list consists of the following:

Entire "Two Worlds Away" album (15 songs=40 minutes)

1. Millerton
2. Two Worlds Away
3. Otarama
4. Sitting on the Edge of the World
5. Porridge Hill
6. These Are the Best Days
7. Miner's Nightmare
8. Face the Facts
9. There's a Road that Leaves Forever
10. Fading Light
11. The Proletariat
12. Happy valley
13. The Letter
14. Lafayette Avenue
15. Longing and Returning