Catherine Ringer

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Catherine Ringer
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Background information
Born (1957-10-18) 18 October 1957 (age 56)
Suresnes, France
Associated acts Les Rita Mitsouko

Catherine Ringer (born 18 October 1957, Suresnes, France) is a French singer, musician, songwriter, dancer, choreographer and actress.

Biography[edit]

Catherine Ringer at the Eurockéennes in 2007.

Ringer started her professional career on stage in the late 1970s in productions with Michael Lonsdale's Théâtre de Recherche Musicale as well as musical and dance productions. In 1976, she met the Argentine dancer and choreographer Marcia Moretto with whom she studied and also performed in various venues in Paris.[1] The hit song "Marcia Baila" was written as a tribute to Moretto after her death in 1981. On film, Ringer also performed in pornographic movies such as La Fessée (1976) and Body Love (1977).[2]

In 1979, she met Fred Chichin with whom she founded and co-led the music group Les Rita Mitsouko. Ringer continued leading the group after Chichin's death in November, 2007.

Solo discography[edit]

  • 1988 : Qu’est-Ce Que T’es Belle (duo with Marc Lavoine)
  • 1990 : Tatie Danielle (soundtrack, music of Gabriel Yared)
  • 1995 : Doux Daddy (soundtrack "Les Trois Frères")
  • 1995 : Peut-Etre Ce Soir (from the album "Roots" by Coba)
  • 1997 : Sinon, oui (soundtrack "Les Trois Frères", music of Archie Shepp)
  • 1997 : Les Joyeux Bouchers ("Jazz à St Germain" with the Renegade Brass Band)
  • 1997 : Eso Es El Amor (soundtrack "Un Grand Cri D'Amour")
  • 1998 : Rendez-Vous (from the album "Conscious Posi" by Coba)
  • 1998 : Sa Raison d'être (from the album "Ensemble" against AIDS)
  • 1998 : Paranoïa (from the album "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" by Doc Gyneco)
  • 2001 : Le Vent (soundtrack "Reines d'un Jour")
  • 2002 : Tawes (from the album "Uni-vers-elles" by Djura)
  • 2003 : Concha Bonita (VHS and DVD)
  • 2004 : La Bohême duo with Corneille (CD and DVD)
  • 2005 : Maudie (from the album "Le Pavillon Des Fous" de Thomas Fersen)
  • 2006 : Concha Bonita (Italian version)
  • 2008 : Catherine Ringer chante les Rita Mitsouko and more à la Cigale (CD/DVD)
  • 2008 : Rendez-vous chez Nino Rota (CD/DVD)
  • 2011 : Ring n' Roll in collaboration with John Frusciante, Mark Plati, RZA (from Wu-Tang Clan), Mahler - first studio album (Because Music)

Filmography[edit]

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