“Music is my sanctuary, singing is my passion” Those are the words that the Utah-based musician and singer/songwriter Gina French uses to sum up her musical vision. Hers is a voice that has been variously described as “volcanic” and “an angelic instrument” by different reviewers. French is not a newcomer. She’s been around, spending years performing both in bands and as a solo act, gradually learning the basics and paying her dues along the way. Long ago she came to realize that she had almost literally been born with music in her blood, but it has taken her time (often while life intervened) to nurture and cultivate her natural gifts through a patient and gradual growing process which has brought her to where she is today.
This dynamic songstress delivers emotionally driven music, which incorporates, blues, rock, pop, and world beat undertones, all wrapped up in her sultry, soaring, and soulful vocals.
Her 2nd album, Of Rapture, which features first-rate band accompaniment, is an undeniably passionate and soul-filled effort, fusing together an eclectic mix of styles which results in a highly powerful and unforgettable album.
May 07 - - "Of Rapture" hits the #1 spot in the Cashbox Indie Charts, in the World genre. - Cashbox Magazine
Mar. 07 - - Gina has recently received a Golden Kayak nomination for "Best Female Artist" at IAC - IAC Nominations.
Oct. 06 - Mar. 07 - French's song, "Child of War" has been charting in the top 300 on Neil Young's Living With War Today website in the "Songs of the times" section - Songs of the times.
Nov. 06 - Project -Warchild - Gina's song, "Hard Way", will be featured along with other IAC artists on a DMD compilation, in which all proceeds go towards a charity,(Warchild), which focuses on children who are affected by war. Independent Artists Company.
Apr. 06 - Gina receives the Golden Kayak award for her song, "Of Rapture," in the World genre and was also nominated for Best Female Artist by the Independent Artists Company.
Oct. 05 - "Of Rapture" hits #1on the KIAC Big 50's Charts Independent Artists Company
Aug. 05 - Midnight Tracks chosen as Track of the Day by Garageband Reviewers garageband.com
Mar. 05 - French chosen as Music75's Artist Ot The Week Music75.com
Feb. 05 & Dec. 04 - Of Rapture - #25 Best Female Vocals in World Fusion, all-time Garageband Reviewer's Picks Awards garageband.com
Oct. 04 - Gina was a Featured Artist on Indie-Music.com
Sept. 04 - Catalyst Magazine article, "Home Grown Music". French is featured alongside with fellow artists and friends, Stacey Board, Wendy Ohlweiler, and David Prill.
Aug. 04 - Of Rapture was included in Salt Lake City Weekly’s annual SLAMMY Top 50 Local Cd's.
June. 04 - Coinciding with Of Rapture's release, Gina and band performed at the Utah Arts Festival to a most appreciative audience. Although temps were soaring that day, the crowd managed to reciprocate with abundant amounts of enthusiasm and full listening attention. Thanks to all who came out and gave their support!!!!
Apr. 04 -Hard Way - Best Female Vocals in Pop/Rock, week of 26 Apr.2004 Garageband Reviewer's Picks Awards Garageband.com
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