Fabienne Shine

Fabienne Shine

French model, musician and actress
Country: France

  1. Biography of Fabienne Shine
  2. Early Life and Musical Beginnings
  3. Formation of Shakin' Street
  4. Collaboration and Success with Shakin' Street
  5. Collaboration with Damon Edge and Solo Career
  6. Later Career and Last Album

Biography of Fabienne Shine

Early Life and Musical Beginnings

Fabienne Shine was born in North Africa and grew up in Paris. She was inspired to start singing, playing guitar, and composing music by the German singer and model Nico. In Paris, she met guitarist Johnny Thunders from the American rock band New York Dolls, and she followed him to New York City, where Thunders even wrote a song for her titled "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory."

Formation of Shakin' Street

In 1975, English guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant became interested in Fabienne and offered her the opportunity to start her own band. She formed the band Shakin' Street with Eric Levy, Corrine Marienneau, Jean-Lou Kalinowski, and Louis Bertignac, who later founded the rock band Téléphone. The band made their debut at the first punk festival in Mont-de-Marsan, France in 1976, sharing the stage with notable acts like The Clash and The Stranglers.

Collaboration and Success with Shakin' Street

In Bombay, India, Fabienne met Phillip Shine, who became the manager of Shakin' Street. She started using his last name. The band signed a contract with Columbia Records and released their album "Vampire Rock" in 1979. They toured with Nico and opened for her concerts. Their next release, simply titled "Shakin Street," was produced by Sandy Pearlman. With Ross Friedman joining the band on guitar, known as Ross The Boss, Shakin' Street embarked on a worldwide tour, performing alongside renowned rock acts such as Blue Öyster Cult, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and Alice Cooper.

Collaboration with Damon Edge and Solo Career

Fabienne married Damon Edge, a member of the band Chrome, in 1980. She worked with her husband on several Chrome albums and served as the vocalist for their 1982 release "Third From The Sun." When Damon moved to Paris, Fabienne joined him in his band, resulting in a new version of Chrome. After parting ways with Edge, she dedicated four years to studying astrology in Paris. Damon passed away in 1995, and in 1997, Fabienne released the album "No Mad Nomad" in his memory, collaborating with Jean-Lou Kalinowski on songwriting.

Later Career and Last Album

Shakin' Street reunited for a concert in 2004 at the Paris Olympia concert hall. In the same year, Fabienne began working with Helios Creed from Chrome. She co-wrote two songs with Creed and recorded a new version of "All Tomorrow's Parties" by The Velvet Underground for the album "Deep Blue Love Vacuum." Her last album, "Fabienne Shine and The Planets," was recorded with Jean-Lou Kalinowski in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris and was released in 2007. She collaborated with Balasz Antal on five songs for the album, a mysterious individual known only to the singer.