Singer-guitarist and band leader, Hélène Attia is available to perform as a soloist, duo, or with her band for concerts, private parties, weddings, conventions and corporate events. For booking information, please contact her at: (510) 508-3611 email@example.com
From an early age, when Hélène Attia first picked up a guitar and discovered that she had been given the gift of song, she has been pouring her heart into her music, singing for audiences with her rich sensuous voice. Hélène was born in North Africa of Italian heritage and came to the United States at the age of two. She sings in her native languages: French, Italian and English, as well as in Spanish and Portuguese.
Hélène’s influences come from singers such as Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Nana Mouskouri, Claude Nougaro, and Sade. Her own genre falls somewhere between Mediterranean Jazz, Latin, World music and Adult contemporary. Whereas she has a knack for offering her own rendition of popular artists’ songs, her real talent lies in her own songwriting. Hélène’s lyrics spell out her life visions and struggles.
Hélène holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in French and Italian. She studied voice with the renowned Judy Davis (Barbra Streisand’s vocal coach), and with Renee Fladen-Kamm, (Opera Non Troppo). Hélène recently performed in two operas, Acis & Galatea (Handel) and Dido & Aeneas (Purcell), adding classical to her repertoire as a mezzo-soprano. Highly acclaimed in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is well known for promoting French culture in concert throughout the U.S. She has appeared in concert with many world-class musicians, including keyboard players, Merl Saunders, Kit Walker, Frank Martin, flute and vibes player, Roger Glenn, Norton Buffalo, harmonica, and bassist, Terry Miller. Hélène presented an original song for the European song festival, “l’Eurovision,” in Paris, France, and has performed extensively throughout the Northern California Wine Country, including numerous performances at:
The Robert Mondavi Winery, Stag’s Leap Winery, Domaine Chandon, Pejus Province, Beaucanon Winery, Bouchon’s Bastille Day Festival (and 15 year anniversary celebration), The Ledson Winery and at The Mustard Festival, (Mustard Magic, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone), where she was the festival’s lead act for 10 consecutive years. She has appeared with the Dick Bright Orchestra, where she was the featured French vocalist at the Concourse d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, CA. She has also performed at:
– The Legion of Honor, De Young Museum (jazz brunch series)
– The Berkeley World Music Festival
– Hotel Sofitel
– Marin Theatre Company “Words and Music concert” with the Hot Club of San Francisco
– The Mechanic’s Institute in San Francisco