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"THE SUN IN THE STORM" NEW VIDEO

2022-02-22

This one holds a very special place in my heart.

It was one of the first songs written for "Let it out". I wrote it in my apartment in Paris. The basic structure came pretty quickly, did a rough demo and went on to the next one. Listening back to the demo a couple of months later, I remember still liking the song but the production was way too "punk", it needed some space to breathe. It's not a secret that I'm a huge Bon Jovi fan, I have spent countless hours dissecting their songs and so I've produced the song as if Jon Bon Jovi would come sing on it. Yes, I know, "They say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one"!

In the end, he didn't sing it (Shocking!) but I've done my best to still capture the right vibe for the song.

On the previous album, the opening track was called "I Need you" and it touched on what was happening in the world around 2008-2010, with an added sense of optimism. "The Sun in the Storm" was the perfect follow-up. The world had changed tremendously since but we still need that optimistic mindset, that blind faith thinking that we can still make a difference. "No, I won't surrender, I'm a born survivor. Like the sun rides through the storm I'll keep on fighting."

It's my humble tip of the hat to those who are trying to change the world, one word at a time, one fight at a time, one soul at a time. I've recorded the drums (Greg Garman) in a recording studio in North Hollywood, the acoustic guitars and vocals at the iconic Sunset Sound (Thanks Morgan Stratton!) and all the rest at my home studio. It was mixed by my dear friend Jim Lowe and mastered by Brian Lucey.

We shot the video with my friend Mat at the El Mirage dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert. Such a beautiful and eerie place.

I hope you guys enjoy it.

CN

Xin Nian Kuai Le - 新年快乐
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE TIGER!

2022-01-31

All the best for all my friends around the world!

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Cyril.

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2022!

2022-01-01

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

All the best for you and your loved ones.

2022, we're ready for you!

Some exciting things are coming!

With Love,

Cyril.

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"SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY" (ACOUSTIC)

2021-10-02

"Let it out" was released about a year ago!

To celebrate this, I wanted to share with you some more previously unreleased material.

This was recorded between Los Angeles and Paris. I've always adored the sound of the cello. The cello is said to have the same range as the human voice. This feature gives it the power to evoke instinctual emotions.

Mathilde Sigier made her instrument sing on this song!

Hope you guys like it!

C.

"SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY" : ALTERNATE VIDEO

2021-07-05

"She Drives me Crazy" was released a year ago!

To celebrate this, I wanted to share with you an alternate music video.

It was shot a couple of years back. I was experimenting with concepts, ideas and video gears.

Shot in just 4 hours in a studio in North Hollywood, with a team of 2 people (including myself!), one camera and with a little help from my good friend Chelsea.

Hope you guys like it!

C.

NEW LYRIC VIDEO : "WALK ON"

2021-04-17

Here is a new lyric video!

My definition of a song designed for live shows!

Simon Merry on the drums and my buddy Steve Davis on the Bass.

Drums and Bass were recorded at RAK Studios in London, and the rest at Stylus Studios in London as well. Produced and Mixed by Jim "Captain" Lowe and mastered by Brian Lucey in Los Angeles.

I hope you guys like it! Share it with your friends,

Stay safe, stay sane, stay creative!

Much love,

C.

NEW LYRIC VIDEO : "WHATCHA GONNA DO?"

2021-01-13

Here is a new lyric video. This one was fun to make!

I wrote this song about 4 years ago and it did evolve quite a lot before this final version. Greg Garman on the drums and yours truly for everything else.

Drums were recorded at Ultimate Studios, Inc in North Hollywood, some guitar parts were tracked in the south of France, some others in Los Angeles. Mixed by Jim Lowe in London and mastered by Brian Lucey in Los Angeles.

I hope you guys like it! Share it with your friends,

Stay safe, stay sane, stay creative!

Much love,

C.

NEW VIDEO : XMAS MASHUP 2020

2020-12-20

It's that time of year again!

I've always loved that song so it was really fun to mix it with a song from the new album. Recorded live in one take. Mixed by M.Lecat.

I Need you love (C.Niccolai) / Please come home for Christmas (C.Brown, G.Redd)

Note to self: I really need/want to make a Xmas record...

I'm wearing my nicest ugly sweater and playing on the beautiful "Mr Smith" Devilcaster.

I hope it will help you getting into the Christmas spirit we all need this year.

Stay safe, stay sane, stay creative!

Much love,

C.

NEW VIDEO : "LET IT OUT"

When I was thinking about visuals for the new album, I started putting together ideas and concepts for videos. Instead of doing storyboards I would do very simple videos to get my point across before shooting an actual video.

2020 put the world on hold and the official videos never saw the light of day.

So I wanted to show you my "storyboard" for the song "Let it out".

Nothing fancy, no preparation, no team, just with the little help from a friend who was holding the camera on couple of shots, this video was just an attempt to capture the vibe of the song. It is what is it. I hope you guys like it!

This song was recorded in London and produced by my friend, producer extraordinaire, Jim Lowe.

Stay safe, stay sane, stay creative!

Much love,

C.

NEW SONG "HEY GOD" ANNOUNCEMENT

Hey everybody!

The new album is just around the corner and here is a now song called "Hey God".

It's Track No3 on the record and it's very close to my heart.

I wrote back in 2015 and it was recorded and produced in London by my good friend Jim Lowe. With Simon Merry on drums and Steve Davis on bass.

Recorded at Rack Studios!

If you want to support the band, you can order the new album on the official webstore!

C.

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SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY (LITTLE DEVIL REMIX)

Here is something Fun!

This is what I like to call the LITTLE DEVIL REMIX of the current single She Drives me Crazy!

Perfect for your summer parties!

Let us all know what you think!

You can get the track exclusively on the Official Webstore.

THE NEW SINGLE IS NOW AVAILABLE!

The first single “She Drives me Crazy” is a feel good song and the perfect anthem to give 2020 a second start.

It is the first single from the upcoming Album "Let it Out" that will be released in September.
It's another story of boy meets girls, only the girl has a funny, twisted mind.

We hope you'll like it!

PRE-ORDER THE NEW ALBUM NOW!

It's finally official, you can now pre-order our brand new album "Let it out"!

It's been many years in the making but we couldn't more proud of it.

Lots of laughs, tears and sweat.

We can't wait for you to listen to those new tracks.

Like snapshots of our lives, those songs represent who we are today.

I NEED YOU - ACOUSTIC

“Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.” 
It all started from there. Those simple words became my everyday mantra/philosophy. As I was writing this song, my goal was to inspire and unite people.

I Need You” really means “we all need each other”. Only “us” can make a difference. 
Here is an acoustic version of a song from the "Our Revolution" album. Always loved the song and what it meant and I felt it was the right time to record and release this more intimate version. I hope you guys like it.
2015 is behind us, it has been a tough one but I still wanna believe that 2016 will bring freedom, peace and happiness for all. 
When life brings challenges, it also brings opportunities. “Time is always right to do what is right!” 
Let’s make 2016 a great one! 
With love, 
Cyril.