Artist

Pascal Obispo

1147 Views
Facebook
Twitter
Singer, songwriter and composer Pascal Obispo - the smiley, shaven-headed star who has become a firm favourite with French music fans - likes to keep a relatively low media profile. However, the singer enjoys dabbling in French show-biz circles every now and then, hanging out with his "good mates" Zazie and Florent Pagny. Obispo's life is not all glitz and glamour though. Indeed, he has proved himself to be a staunch defender of worthy causes, performing fund-raising concerts for AIDS sufferers and charities such as "Les Restos du coeur". The multi-talented performer recently added a new string to his bow too, penning his own stage musical about The Ten Commandments! Take it from us, whatever activity this musical Midas touches on generally turns to gold!

Pascal Obispo was born on 8 January 1965 in Bergerac in the South West of France. The son of a football star (his father used to play for the Girondins team in Bordeaux), young Pascal had originally dreamed of becoming a basketball player. But when in 1978 he moved to Rennes with his mother, he discovered a new passion in life: music.

In the early 80's Rennes had a thriving music scene and the town even produced its own annual festival, the famous Transmusicales. This hotbed of music talent soon spawned a whole host of French new wave pop stars such as Etienne Daho and the group Niagara.

Growing up in this highly creative atmosphere it was not long before the young Pascal formed his own group, Senzo, in 1988, teaming up with Franck Darcel (who had made his name with the Breton group Marquis de Sade).

Obispo went on to record a first single which soon earnt him a recording contract with Epic (an offshoot of the Sony label). In 1992 the up-and-coming star went into the studio to work on his début album, "Plus que tout au monde". Produced by Nick Patrick (renowned for his work with the Gipsy Kings, Bashung, Alain Souchon etc), this album was an instant hit with the French public, the title track proving extremely popular with all the main radio stations.

Following this enormous success, Obispo embarked upon a series of extensive tours, playing numerous dates across France between September and December 93. At the end of the year the singer performed his first Paris gig, appearing at the now-defunct Passage du Nord Ouest.

Pascal Obispo's recording career continued to go from strength to strength, his singles "Tu vas me manquer" and "La moitié de moi" rocketing straight to the top of the French charts and remaining in prime positions for several months.
More events
Fontana
01 Dec 2019 | 04:00 PM
Know More
The Frozen City - Ice World Tour
23 Dec 2019 | 04:00 PM
Know More
Tania Saleh
27 Oct 2019 | 09:00 PM
Know More
Advertisement
Points of sale
Head There!
Beirut Arrow Arrow
Virgin Megastores - Beirut Souks
Tel +961 1 991565 - 01 999 666 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores City Mall
Tel +961 1 887190 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores ABC Achrafieh
Tel +961 1 217810 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores - City Center
Tel +961 1 285394 | Pin Get directions
Virgin Megastores - ABC Verdun
Tel +961 1 795126 | Pin Get directions
Kesserwan Arrow Arrow
Casino du Liban
Tel +961 9 859 888 / 999 | Pin Get directions
Bookstop - TBO
Tel +961 9 930628 | Pin Get directions
Baakline Arrow Arrow
Hussam Bookshop - TBO
Tel +961 5 30 30 30 | Pin Get directions
North Metn Arrow Arrow
Virgin Megastores ABC Dbayeh
Tel +961 4 524359 | Pin Get directions
North Arrow Arrow
Daleel Akkar - TBO
Tel +961 6 695 618 | Pin Get directions
Ticketing Box-Office (Dar El-Chimal)
Tel +961 6.411311 | Pin Get directions
South Arrow Arrow
Al Ittihad Book Shop - TBO
Tel +961 7 720251 | Pin Get directions
Boudi Discotheque - TBO
Tel +961 7 752443 | Pin Get directions
Daher Travel
Tel 961 7 768267 | Pin Get directions
Mount Lebanon Arrow Arrow
Bekaa Arrow Arrow
Chtaura Park Hotel
Tel +961 8 540011 | Pin Get directions
2019
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Previous October Next
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Tuesday
October 08,2019
SOUAD MASSI - "OUMNIYA"
09:00 PM | MusicHall
KNOW MORE
Saturday
October 12,2019
The glory horse racing Festival
05:30 PM | Beirut Hippodrome
KNOW MORE
Thursday
October 17,2019
ALEPH and The Band in Concert
08:30 PM | Palais des Congres
BUY TICKETS
Saturday
October 19,2019
Chakloub W Mahboub
04:00 PM | Chiyah Forum
BUY TICKETS
Friday
October 25,2019
JOS WORKSHOPS Cycle 22
Workshops
BUY TICKETS
Saturday
October 26,2019
Chakloub W Mahboub
04:00 PM | Chiyah Forum
BUY TICKETS
Sunday
October 27,2019
Tania Saleh
09:00 PM | MusicHall
BUY TICKETS
No Events!
Media Gallery
Previous Previous
Next Next
Moscow Ballet La Classique
Friday Nov 01,2019
View this event
THE FROZEN CITY - ICE WORLD TOUR
Friday Dec 06,2019
View this event
Jonas Blue
Saturday Dec 28,2019
View this event
Advertisement
STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE. DIRECT TO YOUR NEWSFEED BE THE FIRST TO GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES