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Guesch Patti is a French singer, dancer, choreographer and actress. To date she has recorded five albums. Guesch Patti started her musical career in 1987 with the release of the notorious hit single ‘Etienne’.

Guesch Patti was born on 19 March 1946 as Patricia Porasse, she was nicknamed Guesch (a Basque name) as a child, Patti is a pet name for Patricia. Her father, Jean Porasse, worked as an artistic director for the record company HMV-Pathé-Marconi, taking care of Gilbert Bécaud and later as an impresario for people like Eric Charden, Jean-Jacques Debout and Nino Ferrer. Aged 9 she danced the role of the Little Rat at the Paris Opera. When she was 19 she had a brief flirtation with singing as one half of the duo Yves et Patricia, a venture she was talked into by her father. They released 2 singles on the Philips label.

In the seventies she frequently worked for television as a dancer, for example in shows with Nana Mouskouri and Silvie Vartan. Later she moved into contemporary dance and became first dancer in Carolyn Carson’s group, Prima Ballerina at the Scala in Milan and guest performer with Roland Petit and Maurice Béjart. She worked on the choreography for performances set to the music of Silvano Bussoti, Luigi Nono and Karlheinz Stockhausen. She also worked with the German choreographer Pina Bausch, practised Jazz dance with Michael Peter and worked on Robert Hossein’s staging of Les Misérables.


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  • Nochek


    23 Apr 2011 Reply
  • MykeMinor

    I'm trying to find an upload of her album "Blonde". If anyone can help me out, please and thank you!

    14 Feb 2010 Reply
  • towaan

    Guesch Patti is a great artist. Too bad she's only famous in France for the 80s hit "Etienne". Gobe and Labyrinth are great albums. I saw her live at the time of "Gobe" (around 1992), it was an amazing show. She was doing some kind of action painting on huge white drapes while singing suspended in the air by a harness ! Crazy.

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
  • echo-wrapping

    OST The Pillow Book !!!

    9 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Behg

    "Blonde" et "La marquise" <3

    3 Jun 2009 Reply
  • surpriseee


    14 May 2009 Reply
  • lastard

    I wish Dernieres Nouvelles had also come out on vinyl. In a lot of clubs you can only DJ vinyl and 'Beautiful' is a killer dance track!

    18 Jan 2009 Reply
  • tkps10

    Thank you Guesch Patti for "Etienne"

    18 Dec 2008 Reply
  • farangstar

    absolutely fantastic stuff.

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
  • tschlootz

    Die beste Sängerin aller Zeiten. Nicht angepasst. Einfach genial.

    5 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Prince_de_Rien

    one of the most INSPIRING and TALENTED french artists.ever.

    8 Sep 2008 Reply
  • boilee


    20 Dec 2007 Reply
  • lastard

    it would be great to have stuff from other albums on this player (wink wink) :D

    28 Nov 2007 Reply
  • nine_dragons

    yes, blonde.. sweet sweet sweet

    20 Nov 2007 Reply
  • LarkCGN

    Etienne still is a great song!!!

    28 Oct 2007 Reply
  • forestwhittaker

    and thank you for Blonde... kiss, dear.

    22 Aug 2007 Reply
  • lastard

    Thank you for recording 'Beautiful' :D

    21 Dec 2006 Reply

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