Attia was born in North Africa of Italian heritage and came
to the United States at the age of two. She sings in her native
languages: French, Italian and English, as well as in Spanish
From an early age, when she first picked up a guitar and discovered
that she had been given the gift of song, she has been pouring
her heart into her music, singing for audiences with her rich
She has been influenced
by such singers as Sade, Nana Mouskouri, Carole King, Joni Mitchell
and Laura Nyro. Her own genre falls somewhere between Mediterranean
jazz, Latin, world music and adult contemporary. Whereas she has
a knack for offering her own rendition of popular artists' songs,
her real talent lies in her own songwriting. Hélène's
lyrics spell out her life visions and struggles.
She has studied voice
with renown vocal coach, Judy Davis as well as with Rene Fladen-Kamm.
She holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in French and Italian.
Highly acclaimed in the
San Francisco Bay Area, she is well known for promoting French
culture in concert throughout the U.S. and especially northern
California. She has appeared in concert with many world-class
musicians, including keyboard players, Merl Saunders, Kit Walker,
Frank Martin, flute and vibes player, Roger Glenn, and Terry Miller,
bass. She presented an original song for the European song festival,
"l'Eurovision," in Paris, France.
She has performed extensively
throughout the northern California Wine Country, including: The
Robert Mondavi Winery, Domaine Chandon, Pejus Province, Bouchon,
and The Ledson Winery as well as The Mustard Festival, where she
performed with her band for 8 consecutive years as the lead act
for the Grand Opening (California Culinary Institute at Greystone),
"Mustard Magic," in St. Helena, CA.
Stag's Leap Winery. She recently performed with
the Dick Bright Orchestra, where she was the featured French vocalist
at the Concourse d'Elegance in Pebble Beach,CA
Singer/guitarist Helene Attia
is available to perform as a soloist,or with her band for concerts,
weddings, private parties, conventions and corporate events.
For booking information,
please contact her at: (510) 508-3611 firstname.lastname@example.org
"Helene Attia performs classic
songs that bathe the listener in an utter vocal caress
.... everything swings with a refined ease.
"She sings with
an understated and smooth style ... excellent! It's moody
and the voice is golden...!
Thompson, President AMH Records
is a gifted songwriter and vocalist whose music reaches
an international audience with enticing Latin, Pop and Jazz
Jack Gates, Guitarist,
combined with a timeless, old-world sensibility ........bravo."
"It is a pleasure
and refreshing to work with a professional! You are fabulous!
- Chuck Zettle, Premiere Productions
"Helene Attia is a very fine vocalist...she sings in just
about every language I can imagine...she's very good! Her CD,
"The Eyes of Love," is a very wonderful work.
Jesse "Chuy" Varela, KCSM
Jazz 91.1 FM
....You sounded absolutely WONDERFUL!!
- Anna De Leon, Anna's Jazz Island