little impromptu jam at RV, in Paris last weekend

New double bass gal Leila Renault, Guitarist extraordinaire Hugo Marcus, and original Velvette drummer Nadia Madaoui-Pamies got together on a last minute whim to rehearse our set in front of people. The response was astonishingly positive. We are discussing turning the event into a residency for Eloha & The Velvettes. Nothing is signed yet but the people involved are eager to meke it a reality… Watch out for some major news very soon….vlcsnap-2013-12-01-05h59m53s6 IMG_3238 IMG_3242 vlcsnap-2013-12-01-05h54m25s51 - Copy vlcsnap-2013-12-01-05h58m38s25 - Copy

Wedding, babies, demos and jams…

These last months have been so incredible! I am expecting a baby son in January, very inspiring stuff. Then my dads, (Yes I have two daddies, a homosexual couple who’s been together 35 years, who finally got married. Of course I spoke about my years of struggling for THEIR right to love and equal rights… I’ve always believed that blaming a gay for being gay is as stupid as blaming a cat for being a cat… Ga men are now the examples we strive to emulate, they have style, and sex appeal. Most women wish their man would look like their gay best friend…

Anyway, I sang at that wedding, of course, then Hugo marcus and I started rehearsing and recording demos for the Velvettes project. Nadia is still our drummer and we just auditionned a great gal named Leila Renault on doublebass… We can’t wait to get in front of our next Parisian crowd to feel the response… It should be orgasmic!

LOVE!

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TV Documentary

There’s a great TV documentary project about my career and life in the works… The first interview was shot last Friday at Le Réservoir in Paris. The interview was conducted by Matthieu Diaz Moriamé who is also the main writer on the project.

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Demos…

Here are some demos of a few songs that I perform with the velvettes

1-‘SO BEAUTIFUL’  demo 2003
http://eloha.bandcamp.com/track/so-beautiful

2- ‘VELVET ALPHABET’  Demo 2003
http://eloha.bandcamp.com/track/velvet-alphabet

3- ‘IT ALL REVOLVES AROUND YOU’  Demo 2003
http://eloha.bandcamp.com/track/it-all-revolves-around-you-2

Getting so utterly lost in a kiss that you lose all sense of space or time …Until your lips part slowly and you come to your senses…
4- This song is called ‘COMING TO’ and this is a 2006 rock version from my previous band, The Sevenate.
http://eloha.bandcamp.com/track/coming-to-3

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Live in Croatia – The Pictures

August 6 and August 10, 2013 in Sveti Martin, Croatia

Hot as fuck and the crowd was even hotter! Thanks to the delicious Anoushka for her vocals on the first night and thanks to darling Petra Mackanicova for her beautiful vocals on the second night! Swimming naked with the sirens, connecting the heavens and the earths, making love under the Croatian moon… Just good stuff!

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Live in Paris – the pictures

Such a happy time for us. We gave birth to this new baby. Very new: we only had 5 rehearsals, and like all births it came with some pain. I had 28-29 degree fever all day on the 18th; Wasn’t even sure how I was gonna pull it off. Everything was a bit off-kilter but we pulled it off quite nicely despite it all. We want to thank all our beautiful friends for their support and love. Mimi, Cristina, Juliette, Benoit, Brigitte, Elise and friends, Motti, Grégoire, Hugo and all the others… You made us feel so much love, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I did it all for you.

Thanks to Presteej, the headliners, for having us on their bill. Thanks to the Réservoir ande a very special thanks to Carmen Bouchet…

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Eloha & The Velvettes live in paris, Le Réservoir, Apr. 18, 2013

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