Laurent Fourgo
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Laurent Fourgo

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BORN IN PARIS, FRANCE, Laurent Fourgo grew up in the southwest suburb of Paris and began studying the saxophone, then the oboe before deciding that singing would be his main instrument.

One person who encouraged his interest in music was his father, an avid fan of all the early American Rock’n’Roll music of the Fifties and Sixties masters such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Fats Domino, and Jerry Lee Lewis. "I think Papa had every recording Elvis Presley ever made and I tried to learn as many as I could."

After starting his first band during his military duties and getting his Masters in Business in the southwest of France, America would be his destination. “Since age 10, I knew I wanted to live in the US: the desire possibly inspired by movies and music I was exposed to during my childhood”. Laurent landed in San Francisco, put his band together and began performing at various clubs and private parties.

In 2006, Laurent releases his debut album Half and Half / Moitié-Moitié. The album is the first produced by Laurent Fourgo and co-arranged with Malcolm Granger, a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston. With this album, Laurent has created a unique recording of eight Pop Standards with original arrangements. Listen to his take on Gilbert Bécaud's timely bluesy jazz, What Now My Love / Et Maintenant or the warm Bossa I Wish You Love / Que Reste-t-il De Nos Amours?. Laurent's sensual approach to Charles Trenet’s Beyond The Sea / La Mer, with its extraordinary introduction by Jeff Sanford, is balanced by Laurent's own exquisite French phrasing. A beautifully reflective version of a relatively obscure standard, Under Paris Skies / Sous Le Ciel De Paris will make you dream and imagine of spending time in Paris. Half and Half / Moitié-Moitié firmly establishes Laurent’s credentials as an emerging pop-jazz artist.

Diverse in its musical scope, this album is jazz-infused, pop-charged and, to Laurent’s way of thinking, in harmony with his musical life. He grew up listening to the rock music of his idols (everything from Elvis Presley to Bruce Springsteen), along with the jazz of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and the pop sounds of George Michael, Michael Jackson and Elton John.

As a result, Half and Half / Moitié-Moitié is a dazzling tour de force, bringing together a musical gift and the expertise that comes from delivering great entertainment night after night. “I am always inspired to get out there again…and again. I love what I do”. And hopefully, so will you!