credit: Jason Piekar
Lord Esperanza/Théodore Desprez grew up surrounded with art, literature and music in the 18th district of Paris. When he was a child, his parents introduced him both to the music of such internationally acclaimed artists as Amy Winehouse, Dave Brubeck and Serge Gainsbourg and to opera, a passion that they both shared. Two worlds that seemed far apart but that gave him the urge to study piano and to train as a musician. Also a writer, – Lord Esperanza wrote his first short story at age 11- he discovered hip hop at teenage with a particular taste for MC Solaar and Doc Gyneco.
After several sold out shows in prestigious venues (Gaîté Lyrique) and outstanding festivals (Printemps de Bourges, Rock en Seine, Les Ardentes, Montreux Jazz Festival), Lord Esperanza is getting ready to hit the mythic Parisian venue La Cigale on March 8, 2019.
In order to share his music and support artists that he likes, Lord Esperanza has created his own label, Paramour. He is currently working on his first album to be released early 2019.
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