Gérard Jaffrès

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Gérard Jaffrès
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Gerard Jaffrès in concert.
Background information
Born

15 December 1956

St Pol, Brittany, France
Genres Celtic rock
Breton music
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals (French), guitar
Years active 1985–
Labels Kelou-Mad, Coop Breizh
Website www.gerardjaffres.com

Gérard Jaffrès (born in 1956 in Saint-Pol-de-Léon, Finistère) is a French singer, writer and performer.

He started playing the guitar at the age of 15, playing mostly folk repertoire (Alan Stivell, Tri Yann…) and pop music (Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin…).[1]

In 1973, he joined the band of Burt Blanca, a rock singer popular in Belgium and in France in the 1960s. He stayed in the band for 11 years as a bass player. The same year, he moved to Belgium, where he has lived ever since.[2]

Jaffrès started a solo career in 1985, recording ten discs with Gramophone records. He has published a new album every two years since 1991.[3]

Jaffrès' music is a blend of Celtic music and rock'n'roll/folk which he uses to depict the landscape of Brittany and tell legends from the area of the Leon (North Finistère). His texts mix sometimes Breton and French.[4]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RamDam (French music web site), Gérard Jaffres Biography
  2. ^ on Larousse encyclopedia (fr)
  3. ^ Official biography
  4. ^ Telegramme's article, French newspaper, 3 September 2004

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