Did you know CharlElie is a motorcycle enthusiast? Even though he used to ride a little Vespa to Art School everyday when he was younger, CharlElie really fell in love with bikes during his first trip to Australia in the early 90’s. As soon as he went back to France, he got his motorcycle license and bought a black Yamaha 600 XT.
From CharlElie’s adventures with this motorcycle, came the song « Le Biker » on the album Melbourne Aussie (1990). Unfortunately, the bike was stolen in Paris a few years later. Still today, he chooses a two wheel as his main choice of transportation, either on a bicycle in New York, or on a motorcycle in Paris.
Did you know that CharlElie is a karate-passionate? Despite not being very active in the discipline lately, CharlElie has gone as far as earning a karate brown belt. He argues that the martial art helped him to sing. His master Murakami, in Nancy, taught him how to use his Ki energy by learning to breath properly. According to CharlElie, that was one of the key steps in the development of his singing technique.