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 CharlElie wrote and interpreted the opening song of the famous French cartoon The Marsupilami? This fact is even more relevant now that film Producer, Alain Chabat, has released the movie “Sur la piste du Marsupilami” (“On The Marsupilami’s Track”), which is the widescreen interpretation of the legendary French cartoon. CharlElie’s song still echoes in the head of an entire generation who grew up with the Marsupilami’s cartoon: Houba houba! Houba houba, c’est lui le Marsupilami!
- Link to CharlElie’ interpretation: CharlElie’s Marsupilami song
Did you know CharlElie composed a song “The Dove and The Raven” in homage of 9/11? Live and in English, the song was recorded in exclusivity in New York for the first time this Sunday during a France-Inter radio station show in memory of the tragedy’s 10th anniversary.
The theme of 9/11 is one to which CharlElie feels strongly connected. Just like New York after September 2001, CharlElie went and still goes through a rebuilding process. And the energy he finds in the city guides him during this challenging course. “New York is a city inhabited by pragmatic people who, instead of asking themselves why it happened, would rather find a way to make something positive out of it”, said CharlElie after performing the song.