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7:00pm, Sat 11 January, 2020
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French pop folk superstar Tété is returning to Australia for the first time in 7 years to celebrate the release of his seventh, and latest album ‘Fauthentique’.
 Be it fake news, conspiracy theories or lies from public figures, the news keeps reminding us that these distortions of reality are now part of our daily life.

Tété's new album comes as a reverse question to this unforeseen present: "How can one be sure about one's perception?"

Hence the “Fauthentique” concept, the expression being French for "falsely authentic". The recording comes across as a sort of melodic make-believe odyssey, built upon organic programming. Falsely naive. Falsely acoustic. Fauthentique.

 Tété released his first album in 2001 and by the arrival of his third album in 2006, he had achieved huge success in France was seen touring Japan, UK, the US, Canada and Australia.  
 Tété's never stopped since then – touring and songwriting for himself and others or hosting TV shows such as “Tété ou Dédé” with André Manoukian -  which took the duet throughout the world to interview musicians on behalf of French national TV – or acting in film and TV roles.

Tété is very excited to be returning to Australia to share these 12 new songs from “Fauthentique”, along with classic tunes from across his career.

And the press said….

"If you like pop sensibilities with lyrical depth, Tété should definitely be on your radar." Soultrain

"Tété ought to be crowned France’s folk king." Paste Magazine

"Both anthemic and melodic….whether you understand the lyrics or not." Music Express Canada


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