An Enigmatic Rock Artist
Lionel Fornetti is an enigmatic rock artist, whose sultry rock looks and energetic sounds are making waves on the rock music scene.
He is a twin and the youngest of 5 children to a family of Italian descent living in Lyon, France. He developed an early love of performing live as a professional dancer and model, before discovering his passion for music. Earlier musical influences included George Michael, Jeff Buckley, Cocteau Twins, Michael Jackson, Nile Rodgers, My Vitriol, Olafur Arnalds and Dead Can Dance.
Singing in English in a duet with his twin brother, he performed in various bands before forming the acoustic rock band Elona Kane that found great success, playing their own unique twist on pop rock covers at more than 3’000 international gigs worldwide.
More recently Lionel decided it was time to go solo and follow his dream of being recognized for his own musical compositions and style. His project was born, he worked tirelessly to write, sing, perform, produce and record his first album “200 000 Years After”. Fresh out of the recording studios, this work of art has been released and looks set to break new boundaries in the music world. Known for his beautiful harmonies, Lionel performs a mix of his own brand of dark scintillating pop rock and thought provoking love lyrics. This concept album weaves between the disco vibes of «Come And Dance With Me» to the more haunting atmospheres of «Vampires Only Sleep», his songs entwine love with fantasy and dreams. Every song tells a story.
His first single « Question Of Love », inspired by a previously unheard demo by George Michael, was released on George’s birthday as a tribute to him.
Lionel is looking forward to performing live. Be ready for a powerful performance of emotional soulful ballads and mysterious ethereal rock.
Lionel is also currently writing his first book : « Inner Journey » to accompany his album, with a story of enchantment, fantasy and magical drama, where dreams turn out to be visions from another world.
Lionel is trilingual and sings songs in English, French and Italian.
A self confessed health addict, Lionel has been a vegetarian for 25 years, he strongly supports animal rights and practices meditation and yoga daily.