Call it fate, good luck, whatever. Our really dear friend Chantelle Barry alerted Phil to the arrival of a a fantastically talented composer, lyricist and performer, Cindy Shapiro. Cindy is currently an artist-in-residence at Cite International des Arts in Paris, where she is composing a modern opera based on the Psyche myth.

When you meet Cindy, you just know all is cool from the get-go. Cindy views the human voice is an extremely flexible instrument, and she seeks to use it as such in her all her work. Her work is emotional, angular, and slightly off.

Cindy is an independent, innovative artist with a rich and varied musical life. She was a part of the seminal NYC art-rock band The Card Game, with world-renowned drummer Pete Zeldman, as well as the popular NYC-based band 2.5D.

In addition to her work as a rock singer, Cindy has toured the world as a neo-classical soloist with Video Games Live, a symphonic show of music from Video Games. As such, she has sung with some of the greatest symphonies in the world, including the LA Phil, the Houston Symphony, and the London Philharmonic, among others. She has toured Japan with the world-class Roger Wagner Chorale, and was a Cantor at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles for six years. She has sung on numerous video game soundtracks, and specializes in ethic singing, in particular Middle Eastern styles.

Cindy is performing at O’Sullivan’s Rebel Bar, 10 rue des Lombards, on 3 November. Show time is 20h30. Should not be missed.

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