French Artist Arthur H will perform at Le Poisson Rouge, New York, September 27
French rock icon Arthur H will be playing in New York at « Le Poisson Rouge » on Thursday September 27th.
Winner of the 2009 Pop/Rock Album of the Year Award at Les Victoires de la Musique, Arthur H will perform alone on the piano songs from both albums Baba Love and Mystic Rumba, released in the US in February 2012 to rave reviews.
Pianist, singer, and songwriter Arthur H has been hailed as the quintessential French chanteur, a musical heir to Serge Gainsbourg with echoes of Tom Waits and Boris Vian. Arthur H is known for his melodic, cracked voice, electrifying live performances, and lyrics that fuse poetry with sensuality and humor.
His singing is marked by a seductive musicality, delivered with passion and a charming nonchalance that, while distinctly French in style, transcends language. With musical influences that include Thelonious Monk, the Sex Pistols, jazz, blues, rock, electro, Middle Eastern, and gypsy music, Arthur H’s singular sound world has been compared to the striking paintings of Hieronymus Bosch—each album is a brand new trip, a new imaginative and sonic exploration.
Baba Love, Arthur H’s tenth studio album, includes songs in French and English and features duets with guest performers such as American MC Saul Williams, legendary French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant, and Arthur H’s own sister, the singer Izia, among others. To produce Baba Love, Arthur H founded his own production and publishing company, and recorded on diverse instruments including an organ used by The Doors, a Vox Electra, a 1974 Rhodes piano, and an old mellotron from the 1960s to create a pure and organic sound