F.R. David

F.R. David
Release date
01 January 1970
F.R. David
01 January 1970 |

F.R. David singer, composer, arranger, producer, uses the formula of his friend RAY CHARLES: “there are two kinds of music: the good music and the other…”.
With early bands, F.R. David played in many clubs and experienced different music areas. The album “Earth” with VANGELIS (at the beginning of 70’s) was one of the best experiments in the psychedelic era and other greats such as SOFT MACHINE.
Rather than staying in French musical spheres in which F.R. David excelled immediately, he was looking for wider horizon and went in 1974 to America as a singer of LES VARIATIONS, N°1 French rock band.
A US one year tour ( opening for huge bands like AEROSMITH in 20.000 people stadiums) and recorded a rock & roll album “Cafe of Paris” for a major US company.
The rest of the decade, F.R. David lives in New York. The N°1 rock manager David Krebbs signed F.R.David. He improved his already matured talent with the “Greats” between New York and L.A., such as MICHAEL KAMEN, STEELY DAN, TOTO, using of course the very best & legendary studios.
Fed by these unique experiences, F.R. David decided to go back home to Paris. In 1982 he started working immediately and then delivered a world hit: WORDS. This song remained N°1 all across Europe during seventeen weeks, and at the top of the charts all around the world.
Other titles followed successfully: “Pick up the phone”, “I need you”, “Girl you’re my song”, ” Sahara night”. In the 90’s (rap years) ,he prefered to make a break and produced & composed for others. In 2000 an album “99 version” which mostly contains covers. Tours in Russia, Ukraine, Korea, Baltics,Kazakhstan, Mongolia etc…
BOB SINCLAR & ALAIN WISNIAK led him into yet new field; together they record two singles.