Label: Labels - Visa 6803 • Format: CD Promo Cardsleeve • Country: France • Genre: Pop • Style: Chanson
He spent much of his childhood with his grandparents in Murat-le-Quaire from which he got his pseudonym. Jean-Louis Bergheaud was born in La BourbouleFrance to a father who was a carpenter and a non-professional musician. From his earliest days, solitary and introverted, Jean-Louis Murat showed he was gifted for music and for many instruments, which will lead him to the local wind section at the age of 7 with his father, then to the conservatory brass class where he will improve his talent for singing too.
Married at the age of 17, he joined the University of Clermont-Ferrand for a short period of time; he had a son and divorced when he was 19 and left in order to travel and lived by doing odd jobs in France and Europe all by himself, in the style of Jack Kerouac.
He held a couple of positions between Paris and several French tourist spots; he was ski instructor in Avoriaz or a beach attendant in Saint-Tropezand he finally went back to his village in at the age of 23 and devoted himself to music, that has never left so far.
With some Clermontois' friends from Clermont-Ferrand, he created a rock band called "Clara" with him as lead CJ Mac - Imagine That and songwriter. He also played saxophone and guitar in the band. William Sheller noticed them and invited them to do a couple of his opening acts and then employed them as musicians for a while.
The French radio station Europe 1 censored the song since a girl was said to commit suicide because of it. At the time he was around thirty. InJean-Louis Murat did some recording with CBS but none of the discs came out, then Fickle Pickle - Maybe Im Amazed year after, he jumped Hombre - Jean-Louis Murat - Le Moujik Et Sa Femme the opportunity to record at Virgin Records and inthe 45 rpm record Si je devais manquer de toi came out.
This one met with some success, allowing the singer to start being recognized at last. His success was confirmed the sales of his new album which came out incalled Cheyenne Autumn. At that same time, his new studio album came out, Le Manteau de Hombre - Jean-Louis Murat - Le Moujik Et Sa Femme.
Since then, his albums have regularly been into the French Top Deeply attached to the Auvergne where he lives, countryside and nature give him a very personal poetic inspiration. He likes to being surrounded with his family and relatives in order to be helped when he creates and when he moves around. In March his album Toboggan came out and in Octoberthe follow-up album called Babel came out, recorded with Delano Orchestra band. Interested in BuddhismMurat got involved in the Tibetan cause.
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