Voys describes himself as a musical painter maybe because one of his first interests used to
be drawing. His musical influences are vast. Mainly, he listened to singers from the 60/70’s
( Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, David Bowie, John Lennon, Neil Young)
but he also listened to soul musical labels (Stax records, Tamla Motown), electro (Kraftwerk
, Suicide ), punk music (the Clash, the Sex Pistols), rock music (the Rolling Stones, the Stooges
) and rap (Public Enemy, Urban Dance Squad).
He learnt to play guitar when he was 15. At the age of 21, he drooped out engineering
school and formed with punks met in a music store the band “Nation Zero” musically
inspired by “The Clash”. They practiced music in a home for young offenders. A year of
sex / drugs and rock n roll later, the band implodes.
He kept on playing music in multiple bands as a guitar player or a keyboarder
during several years.
Then he installed a recording studio at home where he could compose and record his own
music and let him to be independent from anyone.
In April 2015, he decided to permanently stop the music (why making music if no one is
listening!) to relearn drawing. One week later, he changed his mind and decided to be at
ease with himself as a musician.
One month later, he organized his first concert with just him, his guitar and a recording of
his arrangements. The public reacted positively. Therefore, he decided to make his first solo
project, “Louise in the Clouds”, a musical painting in four episodes.
The first episode will be released on 1 April 2016.
During a New Year’s EVE, Voys met a charming young girl named Louise. Her blue
eyes expressed both childhood, head in the clouds, and the agitation of someone who is
looking for his own way. It’s probably what everyone experienced once in his life,
the transition from the childhood to the adulthood …
This meeting inspired Voys who imagined the story « Louise in the clouds », 4 songs
made as musical paintings.
This project became a reality through Virage Factory and Audioblend collaboration.
We are lauching the first episode of the story « Louise in the clouds », that
represents adolescence, on 1 April 2016.
The following 3 episodes will be released in the next few months.