Noir Désir About
Noir Désir is a French rock group from Bordeaux, formed in the 1980s and dissolved in 2010. It consists of Bertrand Cantat (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Denis Barthe (drums), Serge Teyssot-Gay ( guitar) and Frédéric Vidalenc (bass), the latter being replaced by Jean-Paul Roy from 1996.
Often cited as one of the best French rock groups, Noir Désir experienced a singular destiny, especially after 2003 due to the conviction of Bertrand Cantat for the homicide of Marie Trintignant, which led the group to no longer publish original albums and no longer perform in concert until its dissolution.
Noir Désir was a French rock band from Bordeaux. They were active during the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, and have had two albums certified double platinum in France and three certified gold. They have been an influence on numerous French musicians including Cali, Louise Attaque, and Miossec. While active, the band consisted of Bertrand Cantat (vocals, guitar), Serge Teyssot-Gay (guitar), Jean-Paul Roy (bass guitar) and Denis Barthe (drums).