Saturday, 5 May 1990
Born: March 31st, 1954, Aubenas (France)
In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview
Since the second half of the 1970s, Thierry Durbet has been an arranger for many different French artists, including Gilbert Bécaud, Jeane Manson, Patricia Kaas, Stephanie, Dave, and Dionne Warwick. Towards the end of the 1980s, he made a couple of albums with François Feldman. Playing the piano, keyboards, or synthesizer, he accompanied Patrick Bruel, Bruno Grimaldi, Jean-Jacques Goldman, and Ofra Haza during recording sessions. In the 1980s, Durbet released a couple of albums with instrumentals in the electro pop genre, always in collaboration with Laurent Thierry-Mieg; they came up with a track called ‘Baby Rock’ which knew some success. Durbet also composed jingles (most importantly that of CNN’s sports magazine) and music for advertisements. As an arranger and composer, he was involved in writing film soundtracks, including L’homme au chapeau de soie (1983).
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Thierry Durbet arranged and conducted the 1990 Luxembourg entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, ‘Quand je te rêve’, a powerful pop ballad written by Jean-Charles France and Thierry Délianis and sung by a young singer from Southern France, Céline Carzo. The juries slightly underestimated both singer and song; Luxembourg finished thirteenth.
EUROVISION INVOLVEMENT YEAR BY YEAR
Country – Luxembourg
Song title – "Quand je te rêve"
Rendition – Céline Carzo
Lyrics – Thierry Délianis
Composition – Jean-Charles France
Studio arrangement – Thierry Durbet
Live orchestration – Thierry Durbet
Conductor – Thierry Durbet
Score – 13th place (38 votes)