Biography and career
Axelle Renoir was born in 1969 in Josselin. As a teenager, she studied at the Conservatoire de Rennes for three years. She entered a competition organized by the television channel M6 and won the first prize of the new Talents M6.
She then signed her first album with Warner in 1995, Magnum et matinées dansantes, which she composed all the music but wrote few of the lyrics. “Lulu" was released as a single from this album. The album sold 30,000 copies. That same year, she performed a duet on the radio with Nicola Sirkis's group Indochina, "Dieu est un fumeur de Havane” (a revival of Deneuve and Gainsbourg).
A second single appeared, "La cour des Grandes", which was followed by "Silence, je me retourne." A tour was organized through France via Paris, and in 1996 she was nominated for Victoires de la Musique as Newcomer of the Year, but Stephend won the prize.
Two years later, in 1998, she released her second album, ‘’Rose’’ for which she composed the music and wrote the many of the lyrics. Renoir was accompanied by the author Sylvie Bonnet. The album included some lyrics by Janco. Three singles were released: Sous les shorts des Garçons", "Treize juillet sous la Lune”, and "Les filles de l’air".
In 1999, she initiated and participated in Ensemble contre le Sida (the drive against AIDS). She composed "Les invités," which she sang in duet with Alain Souchon.
She composed songs for the 2001 film Les Jolies Choses and appears for ten minutes in the movie, in the role of a critic. The release sold 55,000 copies.
The following year, she composed the music for Oliver Marshall’s film, ‘’Gangsters and the song “Partir”.
In May 2003, she released her third studio album, called La Plage. A single was released, "Je serai là pour toi", a pop/rock song, which sold less than 10,000 copies. She performed in concert at the European (Paris) on 13 May, and is the first part of concerts Etienne Daho and Luz Casal. On the album, she sings "Sous les shorts des garçons" with Alain Souchon in a new pop version, which was released as a single. Marion Cotillard provides backing vocals for the song Partir. One more single was released from this album, "Amoureuse.
In 2004, she composed the soundtrack of Oliver Marshall 36 quai des orfèvres.
In 2005, she produced and co-produced the album Luka.
In 2007, with Nicolas Hulot, she composed and released the album Ushuaia Nature’' about the preservation of nature.
In 2009, she realised Thierry Amiel’s covers of Sarah Mac Lachlan songs.
She has also composed for television shows, for example, Captain café, Le Destin de lisa, Les coulisses de l'économie, etc.
- 1995 - Magnum et matinées dansantes
- 1998 - Rose
- 2003 - La Plage
- 1995 - Lulu
- 1995 - La Cour des Grandes
- 1996 - Silence, je me retourne
- 1998 - Sous les shorts des garçons
- 1998 - Les filles de l'air
- 1998 - Treize juillet sous la Lune
- 2001 - Les Jolies Choses
- 2002 - Partir
- 2003 - Je serai là pour toi
- 2003 - Amoureuse
- 2004 - Sous les Shorts des garçons (avec Alain Souchon)
- 1995 - Garden party
- 1999 - Ensemble contre le Sida
- 2001 - Soundtrack: Les Jolies Choses
- 2002 - Soundtrack: Gangsters
- 2007 - Ushuaïa Nature
- Most information in this article came from the official website of Axelle Renoir: www.le-signal.com now closed.
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