A start to another year, after some well-deserved time off over the festive season.
2016 sees Vive le Roq hitting its sixth year, last year we managed more posts than ever before, with more traffic and more interest that ever in French music.
2015 will of course be remembered for particularly dark reasons in France, with this month marking the one year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. The effects of what happened in Paris this year will be felt for years to come.
But I'm keen to start 2016 on a positive note. There is much to be optimistic about, and the fact that those who wanted us divided and on our knees only succeeded in bringing us to our feet and bringing us together like never before is a victory of sorts.
There's much to look forward to in 2016 and I'm looking forward to getting involved, hearing some great new material and sharing it.
As always, I can be contacted on johnkilbrideAThotmailDOTcom, with the
appropriate punctuation where you'd expect it to be. I'm always pleased
to hear from record companies, PR companies and promoters, so do get in
The blog is also on Twitter as @viveleroq or you can find me at @karnag
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page, where you can get regular updates with both fresh and vintage French music.
Thanks as always to the French Music Office in London and to the Institut francais in London for their help and encouragement.
Merci et à bientôt