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Emily Loizeau

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Emily Loizeau (born 7 February 1975) is a French author, composer, and singer. Her debut album, released in 2006, was titled L'autre bout du monde (The Other Side of the World).[citation needed]

Emily Loizeau
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Background information
Born (1975-02-07) 7 February 1975 (age 44)
OriginNeuilly-sur-Seine, France
Years active2001-present
Website(in French) Emily Loizeau


Loizeau was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, France. Her father, Pierre Loizeau, was French, and her mother was English. Her grandmother was the English actress Peggy Ashcroft.[1][2]

Around 1980, when she was five years old, Loizeau began to learn piano. After studying classical music for many years, she turned to studying philosophy and then theatre in London, then worked assisting composer and stage manager Georges Aperghis.[3]

Loizeau cites Georges Brassens, Bob Dylan and The Beatles as her primary influences. Besides Bach and Franz Schubert, she also loves Renaud. She has also been influenced by Tom Waits, Nina Simone and Randy Newman.[4]

At the end of 2001, at the age of 26, Loizeau began to perform at a small Parisian cabaret, which became for her a one-person cottage industry, printing flyers, doing publicity. She then began to collaborate with like-minded artists such as Vincent Segal, Franck Monnet, Nils Tavernier, Jean-Louis Foulquier. She signed with Fargo Records [fr] at the age of 31 (their first French artist) and released her first album "L'Autre Bout du Monde". She later performed at the Comedia, where she sold out for three weeks straight.[3]



  1. ^ Hutcheon, David (2009), "Emily Loizeau: Pays Sauvage", The Sunday Times, retrieved 26 April 2011
  2. ^ "Dame Peggy Ashcroft – Memorial service", The Times, November 30, 1991, accessed 14 May 2016
  3. ^ a b Renault, Gilles (2006), "Emily Loizeau, tout un monde", Liberation, retrieved 26 April 2011
  4. ^ "Emily Loizeau Releases a New Album" (in French). Retrieved 20 April 2009.

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