Unique and exotic French folk-rock artist based in Arizona, Cecile brings an alluring touch to both covers (Norah Jones, Beatles, Springsteen, Bowie, etc), as well as originals, via her crystalline and sultry voice, and flavors her set by switching to her favorite romance language.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
Cecile performs in full band with the Common Revolution adding a rock flavor; or in acoustic duet with Chris Forenz for a mellow and classy experience.
Cecile performs weekly at the Westin Kierland (Scottsdale, AZ) for summer and winter seasons.
She also enchanted 3 times the Musical Instruments Museum of Phoenix,AZ, with her French repertoire, also Granite Creek Vineyard (Chino Valley), Kokopelli Winery (Chandler), Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix), the Plush (Tucson)... and performed in LA, California, at the Mint and Genghis Cohen.
French indie-Folk singer Ccile Hortensia blends cultures and music styles in her bilingual debut album Papillons, released on October 2012.
Ccile, based in Phoenix, AZ, writes poetic and delicate songs, beautifully combining the two places she calls home.
Ccile, who was born in Nancy, France, grew up in the French Alps and now lives in Arizona, fuses her French roots with her adopted American culture in a bilingual, bi-cultural collection of songs. Each of the 12 tracks on Papillons explores a different side of the daring journey she took, seeking to find adventure in a new cultural perspective.
Papillons is a project that lies at the cultural intersection of her two homes of France and America. Written/sung in both languages, and spanning a time frame that includes both stages in her life, listeners will get a rare glimpse into the journey of her cross-cultural transition. The loneliness, the excitement and the freedom of this journey are brilliantly captured in each song.
She recently collaborated with songwriter Tim Myers (One Republic) on 4 tunes in LA, California. She is currently recording her new album with Electric Lotus Label, influenced by rock artists like P.J. Harvey, R.E.M... to be released beginning of 2015.
Additional Booking Notes
Performance in duet or 4/5 pieces band depending on events
Possibility of bringing PA and lighting
up to 70 songs
THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - David Bowie
Nobody knows (you when you’re down and out) - Bessie Smith
Don't know why - Norah Jones
ALL MY LOVING - The Beatles
Your own sweet way - Mark Knopfler
Enjoy the silence - Depeche Mode
Michelle - The Beatles
Count on me - Bruno Mars
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE - The Doors
To LOVE SOMEBODY - The Bee Gees
DREAMS - Brandi Carlile
I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND - The Beatles
Sunrise - Norah Jones
As tears go by - Marianne Faithfull
Sweet Child o’ mine - Gun & roses
No surrender - Sweet Child'Mine
ROLLING IN THE DEEP - Adele
Eleonore Rigby - The Beatles
Dance me to the end of Love - Leonard Cohen
Halleluyah - Leonard Cohen
TIME AFTER TIME - Cindy Lauper
BABY NOW THAT I HAVE FOUND YOU - Alisson Kraus
Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
French classics repertoire
La Javanaise - Serge Gainsbourg
La vie en rose - Edith Piaf
Marlene - Noir desir
Je m'suis fait tout p'tit - Georges Brassens
Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes)
Influences & Inspiration
Influenced by Ray LaMontagne, Norah Jones, Simon and Garfunkel, PJ Harvey, and French artists