Bernard Degavre

As a songwriter and performer, Bernard Degavre signed during his studies a first contract with the publisher Maxwell Music (Serge Barkowski and Miche Brel) after being the guest of Claude Delacroix on the radio show "Formule J" at the RTBF.

 

Bernard Degavre then collaborates with the lyricist Daniel De Bruycker, future Prix Rossel 1999, for some songs. He also participated in a disc of Daniel Dejean containing unpublished Brel and music from the film Gus Poncin's "La Belgique vue du ciel".
A program will follow at the Neder-Over-Heembeek Festival of the New Belgian Song with Maurane, Jacques-Yvan Duchene, Guy Cabay, Daria Martinoff, Bob de Marco, André Burton, Joseph Reynaerts, Ann Gaytan, Malibu Soda, Bernard Delpierre.
Bernard Degavre will also have the chance to ensure various first parties including those of Paul Louka which will be followed by the invitation of Philippe Geluck on the show became cult "Lollipop".


The first single comes out at Vogue Belgium (Roger Meylemans and Philippe Gosez). Recorded at the studio Hysteresis (Alain Pierre) with Pierre Van Dormael (who also assumes the artistic direction), with Barry Mc Neese, Philippe Mobers and Philippe De Cock (Musical Director of Maurane). This first single offers the chance to Bernard Degavre to expose himself on the Belgian music scene. On the media side, he participated in various television and radio programs (RTBF and RTL) in the years that followed.


Concerts multiplied in the 80s-90s including the Botanique de Bruxelles in 1986 on the program Couleur Nuit and a tour in Belgian prisons for the association ADEPPI. In the early 90's, he performed in duet with African singer Jeanjou Kawende. He also toured with Caron, Pierrot Debiesme, Guy Stroobant, Manitas, Alain Colard and Wa-Wa.


In 2000, the album Tu est tout vient was born on texts by Michel Cliquet, with the complicity of Pascal Chardome, Pierrot Debiesme, Gwenaël Micault and cellist Pierre Michaud. At the end of 2005 released a CD and DVD live recorded at Espace Delvaux in Brussels.
After his stint at the Rallye Chantons français, Bernard Degavre is recognized by the French Community and integrates the catalog of "Art & Life Tours".


With his musical experience, he released in 2011 his most successful album, the closest to him: "Suis Ta Route" (Director Barry Mc Neese) which he assumes since the promotion in concerts.

In November 2013 her music video came out on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks, illustrating one of the songs from her latest album (directed by David Gladsteen). In 2015, the single "Tabloids" comes out. Bernard Degavre accompanies on folk guitar and harmonica. He is accompanied in his songs by Barry Mc Neese (bass), Fabrice Manzini (guitars and lap-steel) and Philippe Mobers (drums).

 

In 2016, Bernard Degavre decided to pay homage to Georges Moustaki, whose songs inspired and motivated his commitment to French songs. He is accompanied in these concerts by Ariane De Bièvre (flute and percussion), Patrick De Schuyter (guitars) and Barry Mc Neese (bass).

 

In September 2016, the clip "Les Sommets européennes" is released. Bernard Degavre has since toured Belgium and France with the Moustaki show alongside his own songs.

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