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Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Nouvelle Vague, to curate a 24-hour soundtrack for every Le Méridien hotel around the world. Led by music producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, Nouvelle Vague is a collective of talented artists, featuring a rolling cast of popular Parisian musicians. Translated literally as “New Wave” in the French language, the group’s music pays homage to the swooping elegance of Bossa Nova, melancholic melodies of the “New Wave” era and 1960’s French cinema, providing a modern twist on the classics.

This September 19-21, 2014, French Bossa Nova band Nouvelle Vague will entertain in Le Royal Méridien Shanghai and bring their Parisian elegance to the hotel guests. This is the 2nd time Le Méridien hotel worldwide the band has selected for its global tour since its announcement of partnership with Le Méridien to the April 2014. Chinese well-known Jazz singer and songwriter, Tia Ray will join in the performance. Meanwhile, she will debut her single, True Love, to further enhance Le Méridien’s brand spirit. 

Le Méridien brand’s partnership with Nouvelle Vague honors its French heritage and offers guests a unique 24-hour curated playlist of music that promotes discovery and culture, enhancing the brand’s award-winning Arrival Experience in its signature Hubs and public spaces worldwide. The daylong playlist will include original music by the band as well as songs that inspire and stimulate the group. 

During Nouvelle Vague’s Shanghai tour, they will present a live performance together with Tia Ray at 789 Nanjing Lu bar of Le Royal Meridien Shanghai on 19 September 2014, where guest can experience the new sound of Le Méridien and enjoy the stunning view of Shanghai’s skyline. On 21 September, they will bring the new inspiration to hotel’s award-winning la Vie en Rose Sunday Brunch. Guests will have the opportunity to discover the well-known la Vie en Rose in a new perspective.

A NEW WAVE WITH NOUVELLE VAGUE

Nouvelle Vague joins Le Méridien Hotels as the new LM100™ Member and global music partner. Led by music producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, Nouvelle Vague is a collective of talented artists, featuring a rolling cast of popular Parisian musicians.  Translated literally as “New Wave” in the French language, the group’s music pays homage to the swooping elegance of Bossa Nova, melancholic melodies of the “New Wave” era and 1960’s French cinema, providing a modern twist on the classics. Le Méridien brand’s partnership with Nouvelle Vague honors its French heritage and offers guests a unique 24-hour curated playlist of music that promotes discovery and culture, enhancing the brand’s award-winning Arrival Experience in its signature Hubs and public spaces worldwide.  The daylong playlist will include original music by the band as well as songs that inspire and stimulate the group. 

Additionally, Nouvelle Vague will embark on a global tour of select Le Méridien hotels and resorts throughout 2014. Following today’s performance at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, the band will travel to Le Méridien Abu Dhabi on May 8, followed by exclusive performances at Le Royal Méridien Shanghai and Le Méridien New Delhi later this year. For a full list of tour stops, visit www.lemeridien.com/music or click here for a sneak peak of Nouvelle Vague’s 24-hour hotel soundtrack.

BIOGRAPHY

Nouvelle Vague continue to entertain & amaze audiences with their live show 8 years after the first album was released.With a rolling cast of parisian musicians, including singers Melanie Pain, Liset Alea, Phoebe Killdeer and Nadeah Miranda.Nouvelle Vague, New Wave and Bossa Nova : three things that - in their respective languages, all mean exactly the same thing. Three passions that Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux have been attempting - since 2004 - to marry together via their Nouvelle Vague project.

The swooping elegance of Bossa Nova, the melancholic melodies of New Wave and the distanced approach of the films of the Nouvelle Vague.The group’s modus operandi is as follows: transpose classic songs and help people to (re)discover obscure (or not) new wave tracks with a fresh take, decidedly modern.The art of recording cover versions is a delicate one... but the group’s reinterpretations of “Guns of Brixton”, “Dance With Me” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart” have been heard around the world. 700,000 albums sold and hundreds of concerts sold out all over the globe.

Female singers give the live shows a real boost ; the originality of Liset Alea, the elegance of Mélanie Pain and the sensuality of Phoebe Killdeer have moved crowds wherever they sing.If the first three albums were very much attached to UK new wave and post punk, “Couleurs sur Paris”, the group’s fourth album - but the first on Barclay records - revisits the French “New Wave” that spread throughout the country during the 70s and on into much of the following decade.To celebrate this ‘new wave made in France’, the usual line-up of female vocalists has been extended far beyond the usual confines of the group, with each track sung by an artist from the current French scene, the very scene that grew up with these songs and is proud of it.