PRESENTED BY TOM MILLETT
Born in Dublin, Heffernan left Ireland at 17 to study Musical Therapy in Northern France, where he worked for 6 years with Children with Autism in this study of basic communication. He now applies this craft to the songs he writes today, using simple sing-along melodies to tackle major social issues, with lyrics and depth of knowledge that belie his 34 years. The list of his former songwriting partners includes Robbie Williams, Wallis Bird and Declan O'Rourke, and his music and songs have been used in Film, TV and advertising productions.
This year sees the release of "In My Own Time", a collection of songs and videos, written and recorded over three years, in five European countries, and in six languages. From the achingly beautiful "Sexy Little Secrets", a love song which has drawn comparisons to Gainsbourg, to the Dylanesque protest of "No More Peace", a scathing attack at the Bush regime, this album is a cross-section of songwriting at it's finest.
Caroline grew up in the north of France, a region rich in popular culture : danse musette played on the accordion, mussels, fried potatoes and beer. She spent a lot of her time in the dark and forgotten music archives in Montmartre, in order to find some of the lost gems that are rarely sung anymore. She felt the best way to resurrect the songs, was to sing them directly to the public, by taking them to the streets? 1999: Caroline was invited to Dublin to perform as singer / accordionist in the play 'The Nude who Painted Back '. 2002: Caroline won a special jury prize in the France-wide 'Le Mans Cite Chanson'. In Dublin, her debut show 'Crime Passionnel', a heady melange of songs by Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg and Edith Piaf, among others ,was delivered with passionate conviction and became a sell-out in the space of weeks. 2003: Caroline met Gypsy violin virtuoso Oleg Ponomarev and began performing with him . Autumn 2005: Caroline signed to Circular records to release her first CD 'Paris is Burning'http://www.myspace.com/rayheffernanhttp://www.rayheffernan.comhttp://www.myspace.com/carolinemoreausingerhttp://www.carolinemoreau.com/
Tune in again tomorrow!!!