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French slam poet, Grand Corps Malade, is one of the most exciting acts to step on to the stage. His unique blend of slam music, dubbed by most as slam poetry, has propelled him to fame beyond France's borders. Born in Le Blanc-Mesnil in the French province of Seine-Saint-Denis, the singer and songwriter has been performing as part of the international music scene since 2003. His music has been released by renowned record labels such as AZ Records. Book your Grand Corps Malade tickets and hear him perform his exquisite slam music live.
Grand Corps Malade, stage name for Fabien Marsaud, was born in 1977. At a young age he grew fond of sports and became exceptionally good at basketball, receiving an offer to play in Toulouse's youth development team. He would play in a number of basketball teams, in areas such as Aubervilliers, a Paris suburb.. After high school, he went on to study further and received a Diplome d'etudes universitaires generales in Sciences et techniques des activites physiques et sportives. In 1997, he suffered from a critical injury that displaced his spine while he was supervising a sports camp. He was told that he would never walk again.
However, things turned out for the better for Grand Corps Malade. In 1999, after a year of intensive treatment, he walked again. His nickname is in itself a reference to this event and stands for tall sick body in French. His passion for poetry began at a young age, writing his first piece when he was fifteen years old.
His first appearance as a slam artist, however, would come much later, at a Paris venue in 2003 where he recited Cassiopee, his first piece of poetry. He then went on to participate in many slam events, often with Collectif 129H, a renowned band and slam artists like John Pucc'Chocolat. In 2004, he also kicked off a monthly feature with Pucc'Chocolat, dubbed Slam'Alikoum at the Café Culturel de Saint-Denis.
Later that year, Grand Corps Malade, alongside seven other slam artists including Pucc'Chocolat and members of Collectif 129H, formed Le Cerce des Poetes sans Instru. By 2005, he had gained much acclaim amongst slam fans. He made appearances at renowned venues such as Reservoir. At the Stade de France, he opened for the likes of Cheb Mami, and, at the Boule Noire, for Mouss and Hakim. A friend of his, musician S Petit Nico, also made musical tracks to match his poetry. He was also signed to AZ Records that released his first album in 2006. Titled Midi 20, it became a Top 10 selling album in France and led to a massive tour with one hundred and twenty concerts in support of the album.
A number of concerts in Malade's tour were sold out, including two at the Paris's La Cigale. In 2007, he was honored with two Victoires de la Musiqe Awards and also appeared live on many TV shows, including Edouard Baer's Grand Cabaret. In 2008, his second album, Enfant de la Ville, was released to much critical and commercial acclaim. He also went on to perform at the famous Festival d'ete international de Quebec in Canada. He also began organizing workshops, teaching young people slam poetry. Amateur slam poets and artists from these workshops would collaborate and release a nine track album in 2009.
In 2010, Malade released his third album, 3eme etemps, whose songs like a Romeo and Juliet inspired track made quite a lot of headlines for all the right reasons. In 2011, he released the song Inch'Allah, featuring Reda Taliani which was another big hit. His fourth album, Funambule, was released in 2013, much to the joy of his many fans. All four of his albums have ranked second or third on the French music charts, as well as in the top five in Belgian Ultratop charts and even high up the Swiss Hitparade charts.
This wonderfully talented artist is now on tour. This is your chance to book Grand Corps Malade tickets and watch this French sensation in concert live.