Raoul Vignal plays authentic, modern folk music. Forming the essence of his compositions, soothing vocals and delicate fingerpicking played on alternate tunings are Vignal’s trademark. His music has often been described by audience as “evocative” and “mesmerising”.
Shortly after the birth of his solo project at the age of 20, Raoul Vignal started performing live in venues and festivals throughout France, giving him a strong stage experience as a solo musician, whether playing for a small audience in intimate venues or captivating a larger crowd.
In 2013, he left his hometown Lyon for a 2-year-long stay in Berlin, where he has been very active in the singer / songwriter scene, frequently performing in the numerous venues the city has to offer.
After the release of his third EP in November 2014, recorded at Klangbird Studios (Berlin), Raoul Vignal composed the following year the original soundtrack to ‘Sweet Water of Memory’, a German- produced movie directed by Carlos Vin Lopes.
Recorded late 2015 at Klangbild Studios in Berlin, with sound engineer Martin J. Fielder, “The Silver Veil” is Raoul Vignal’s debut full-length. The 10 tracks featured on the LP demonstrate an intense acoustic style, carried by pared-down arrangements, with a slight nostalgic touch.
Now back in Lyon, France, since 2016, the young musician is accompanied by a drummer and a double bass player: a trio formula which gives the repertoire a fuller and deeper sound.