Laure Péré

Laure Péré

 Le Chesnay, Île-de-France, FRA
BandFolkWorld

Primarily inspired by Italian, and moving in and out of English and French, she has given us an album of depth, vitality and personality. Folk sounding guitar, resonating piano, exotic percussions and a warm, deep, low, slightly husky voice.

Biography

Born on the South-West Atlantic coast of France, she started her musical journey at age six and for ten years she was trained in classical piano, voice and choir. Laure’s love for travel and languages came from her French father and her Italian mother. Being immersed in both the French and Italian cultures has enabled her to fluently express herself in both languages.
At 20, she settled in Montreal, Canada, continuing her musical journey in the province of Quebec.
In Montreal she joined various bands which enabled her to gain some strong stage experience. In 1998 she decided to pursue a solo career and began composing her own songs. With the financial support from the Canada Council For The Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Laure composed her own repertoire and gave her first series of performances as a singer songwriter in clubs, festivals and cultural centres. For her debue relase “L’Altr’Alba”, she composed songs in Italian, English and French. Her music is a powerful meditative journey that fuses Flamenco rhythms, Celtic melodies and African percussion, creating its own special multi-ethnic sound and "métissage". Accompanied by a group of outstanding musicians, she recorded and co-produced “L’Altr’Alba” with Canadian producer Erik West-Millette who is known in Canada for his productions with Marie-Jo Thério; Bïa; Richard Séguin, Gilles Vigneault. Laure was awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the "Fondation du Maire de Montréal" to produce this project.
In June 2010 she moved back to France - her home country- and performed in Italy at the "Festival degli Autori di Sanremo" where she won the 2nd prize in the International Artist category with her song "Shadow". Laure is now promoting her album and musical career in France and Europe and recently performed in Paris and in Le Mans in March 2011.

INSTRUMENTATION: Laure Péré: Voice, piano, guitar, percussion (cajon, bodhran);
Saïd Mesnaoui: hajhouj, percussion (cajon, bendir, darbuka).

Lyrics

Ancora

Written By: Laure Péré


Ancora (Anchor)
Soft night, magic night
A sweet Voice is calling me, Anxiety
Just like an Anchor
I wish to keep this Freedom forever

This night awakes me, this splendid night
This Freedom I shall never lose
Waiting for the Hour, longing for the Dawn
This freedom is carrying me with the Wind

This Freedom I shall never lose
This Freedom is my Anchor

My Heart is looking for you with its authentic Voice
The Eyes are the reflection of the Soul
Just like an Anchor
I wish to keep this Freedom forever
This night awakes me, this splendid night
This Freedom I shall never lose
Waiting for the Hour, longing for the Dawn
This Freedom won’t ever destroy me

Luna Piena

Written By: Laure Péré


Full Moon

Moon, full moon
Give me Light
Moon, full moon
Give me Your Light

Moon, Full moon
Give me Light
Moon, Full moon
Give me Life
Moon, Full moon
Give me the Voice
Moon, Full moon
Give me Your Light

Soledad

Written By: Laure Péré

(Solitude)

Soledad
Human Solitude
Soledad
Rising to the Heart

Soledad
Human Solitude
You are the Voice that leads us on the Path
You are the Dusk and the Dawn
You are the Pain and the Joy
You are the Song and the Silence
You are the Strength in our Nostalgia

Soledad
Human Solitude
You are the Voice that leads me on the Path

Discography

LP: L'Altr'Alba