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Julien Marbaix

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Bonjour!

 

Let me introduce myself with a slight French accent and the sun of south west of France. My name is Julien and I come from Toulouse, where I am doing academic research in chemistry.

Originally coming from Paris where I grew up, I have the chance to have a big brother really into music: from rock to hard rock, he introduced me to bands such as The Offspring, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, ACDC, Metallica or even Muse. Around 12 years old, I stole some of his CDs to play them in my first and complete new music player in my room, and that's the way I used to build my music basis. Coming from this background, a good friend of mine in secondary school helped me moving toward more metal core and metal music. Armed with my iPod classic 80Gb, these were the most intense years of music discovery. Out of this period, I keep in mind bands such as Atreyu, KoRn, In Flames, Rammstein or even Soilwork.
My curiosity led me to listen to female fronted bands. There I started to appreciate symphonic metal: Nightwish, Within Temptation, Delain (at their early state of career), Leaves' Eyes, Epica or After Forever.

Being in Paris enabled me to easily start attending gigs too, and that has been a revelation to me: lights, presence on stage, crowd, venue itself, and this atmosphere appears magical to me. Since my first gig ever in 2009 for KoRn, I had the chance to join more and more shows. All the different venues in Paris are charming and bring different kinds of elements to the concert. Le Trianon, L'Elysée Montmartre, Le Divan du Monde, La Machine du Moulin Rouge, le Trabendo, la Maroquinerie, la Scène Bastille, le Zénith, Bercy, le Stade de France: all these places sound now familiar to me and full of memories. Special mention to Le Bataclan which will always remain a place for music, exchange, enthusiasm and multinational experience in République district, one of the most progressive Parisian area.

Today, having moved in Toulouse let me discover new places such as Le Bikini, le Metronum or even le Connexion Live. My music positioning is today really female fronted oriented; Nightwish, Anneke van Giersbergen, Amaranthe or Delain, but Arch Enemy and In This Moment as well are part of my favourite bands. I do not hesitate to travel to follow them, and waiting to be at the front of the stage or to meet them couple of minutes enables me to enjoy a deep music experience, more intimate, closer of what the songs really mean. That is an amazing way to meet people from all over the world too, into the same passion and to share with each other our own background.

I keep discovering new influences, and I have to say that it's only really recently that I started listening carefully to some epic bands like The Gathering, Lacuna Coil, Evergrey, Gojira or Sabaton. This comes in addition to other kind of music that I do like; electronic (C2C, Chvrches, Disclosure, Röyksopp), and French new wave (Christine and the Queens) really distract me. But as far as an artist will share with passion and interest its music, I'll always be up to attend one of his show and listen his art.

I am very happy to share with you my experience, and I hope you will appreciate it!


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