Christophe Miossec , simply called Miossec , born on December 24, 1964 in Brest in Finistère, is a singer-songwriter, lyricist and occasionally French actor. With Dominique A, he is one of the artists who helped define the new French scene.
Born December 24, 1964 in Brest> of a fireman diving father and a mother employed in the Navy>, Christophe Miossec graduated from the University of Western Brittany (with a DESS in History). During his studies, he wrote musical reviews for Ouest France. He has worked in various professions in the press, advertising, and TF1> before devoting himself to music in the mid-1990s. He was not quite a newcomer on the Brest rock scene that he has already in the 1980s with a local band, Printemps Noir, in which he was a guitarist. The Brest-based group Goûts de luxe would have, for its hit Les Eyes de Laura, borrowed the chorus for a title of Printemps Noir written by the drummer of the group, Jean-Claude Herry. It will be his meeting in 1994 with the guitarist Guillaume Jouan then with the guitarist Bruno Leroux (member of the Tenants, another local group) which is determining for the musical career of Miossec.
Miossec works for a few years in Brussels> near his record label PIAS which publishes all his albums since 1995. He resettled, in 2007, in Finistère >>>.
After playing a few fifteen compositions in bars and halls of Brest, the trio made up of Miossec, Guillaume Jouan and Bruno Leroux enters the studio and publishes Boire, in 1995, a first album that critics support, especially the Inrockuptibles >> >. The record strikes by its raw and disillusioned texts, rhymes and approximate feet, and by its stripped music (simply two guitars, including that of Guillaume Jouan, and a bass). This album will have a relative national success with more than 100,000 copies sold, but will be especially considered as one of the innovative and founding albums of the "new wave of the French song"> with the records of Dominique A.