Fabienne Grisel grew up in Geneva, Switzerland to the beats of Kate Bush, Pat Benatar, Led Zeppelin, and Ella Fitzgerald, to name a few of her eclectic musical taste. Early on, she felt mesmerized by the melodies of her father’s trumpet. In this way, music became the perfect escape to a complicated childhood and teenage years.
Leaving her hometown behind, where she had already started her songwriting and vocal education, she arrived in LA at 19 years old to take her career to the next level at the well-known Musicians Institute, in Hollywood. During that time, she also started playing with multiple local bands and recording in studios as renowned as A&M, where 'We Are The World' had been crafted a few years prior.
Driven by melodies and fond of lyrics open for interpretation –some of which, like 'Nothing Else,' are based on life events−, Fabienne has the ability to create songs that take listeners on a emotional roller-coaster, from melancholy to hope, always with an amazingly enshrouding voice.
Many have praised Fabienne’s songwriting and vocal talents, like LA based guitar player Ido Sasson who highlighted the fact that she sounds “even better live than on the CD,” one of the best compliment a musician can ever get. In the same vein, Ron McMaster, mastering chief at Capitol Records, praised her EP, 'Fortress,' saying it is a “great EP”. And for his part, playwright and musician Conor Turoci said of 'Weighing On Me' that it is “the perfect definition of a ballad.”
Fabienne loves natural and organic sounds, one of the reasons why her music is finely tuned with diverse instruments like trumpets or cellos. She also tends to choose analogue recording methods over digital ones, when possible. She recently picked up the guitar which has added a new layer to her songwriting and performing skills.
Since 2013, she is part of 'Accousters,' a Los Angeles community of singer-songwriters. That event helped her redirect her musical career, since she met co-writers Ted Wulfers and Stefano Capobianco, the former also ending up producing her 2015 EP 'Fortress'--a five-track declaration of intents, that was recognized by Songnet.
Recently she was chosen amongst 250 singers to front the popular LA rock band Neverwonder. You can also see her perform regularly all over the Los Angeles area with her Jazz/pop cover duo called The Fixtures Duo.
At the beginning of 2017, she signed a licensing agreement with Song And Film agency to license some of her music .