Short bio:

LiLi Roquelin is a New York City-based award-winning pop/rock singer-songwriter/musician/producer who has accumulated numerous noteworthy accomplishments including honor and awards, music releases and music videos, radio airplay, over 60 indie press and interviews features, special live performances (“God Bless America” a capella in front of FOX5, NY1; the American National Anthem before 5,000 people; opening for Bruce Sudano – producer for Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton and wife Donna Summer) and several TV and Film song placements. She has over 1 million views on YouTube, with 800,000+ views on her official channel. Most notably, several of her songs were on the official entry list for consideration at the GRAMMY Awards.

*Her latest Notable Placements are for her songs “Abolitionistas” exclusively written/produced for the organization Freedom Ladder founded by Mr. Thomas Estler who was named recently one of New York’s New Abolitionists, along with Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Michael Bloomberg.
Four of her songs were on “Dance Moms”/LifeTime TV, one of them was chosen for one of the last Solo Numbers on the show of Dancing Star Maddie Ziegler, known to be Popstar Sia (Furler)’s Dancer.

LiLi’s talent spans from the craft of performing, songwriting, composing, and programming.
She blurs the boundaries between pure art form and creative entrepreneurship using social networking and video blogs to create a personal connection and engage her fanbase.

A must hear…. and see.


“I will go to the United States and have a music career there”, LiLi told her friends as she was just 14. Growing up on la Côte d’azur with a multi-instrumentalist father, she learned music as it was all around her. She has actively been pursuing music since Middle School: from recording lead and backup vocals in solo or in duet for side projects or albums, to programming, and performing live with numerous bands. She released “A Taste of Departure” as the lead singer/writer of her first American pop-rock band, Phizzy Lager. She then quickly proved her professionalism in Cleveland – home of rock’n’roll – during the recording of the alternative-rock album “Neverending Sundown” with band Hate Dies Hard at Bill Korecky’s Mars Studio (home for bands from Universal Records, Victory, Century Media) who then recommended her to composer/producer Sean Bilovecky (Disengage). She worked with him on a side project and the song “I Saw You” was born. Pushing herself to living music to the fullest, she moved to New York City and started writing her own projects, while performing live on the piano. Entirely funded by fans, her first solo EP was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy Award winning engineer Marc Urselli and it includes her Multi-Award-Winning music video for “I Saw You”. Her second solo release “Will you hate the rest of the world or will you renew your life?” and her music video “Should you get mad” (directed by Arnaud Muller/RNO Pictures who worked with band U2) received movie, documentary and TV placements (Lifetime Network, TLC), awards, airplay, press attention, exciting her fanbase at concerts and on social-networking sites.
Introspective confessionalist, she is aware there is strength in vulnerability, and with that knowledge she shares her growth as an individual as well as a musician.
In her 3rd solo Album release “Beautiful Sun”, this singer-songwriter-composer invited in bassist/guitarist Askold Buk (ABC, MTV) on guitars and bass, and cello players the Wandering Cellist and Christopher Marion (Bill Evans, CBS Orchestra) to follow her directions through this audio journey she takes the listener on. The mix of Marc Urselli (Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Joss Stone) and mastering by Roman Vail (JLM Mastering; Moby, The Black Crowes, Sinnead O’Connor) allow the grace and style of LiLi’s compositions to shine as brightly as the beautiful sun of which she sings.
Three award-winning Music Videos have accompanied the Album (“Thank You”, “The Only One”, and the Animation “Like a Feather”).
With a desire to explore collaborations, she released afterwards a Hip-Hop Remix of “Bliss of My Soul” Feat. Rapper R.e.a.P, a pop-rock Song with Film Composer Peter Lobo called “SMILE”, and a pop-electro collaboration song “Abolitionistas” for the organization Freedom Ladder.
Her latest single is “Don’t You Know it’s Christmas” (Oct. 2017), a fresh upbeat acoustic little tune featuring ukulele and acoustic guitars which support the sweet melodies of her smooth and crystalline mezzo-soprano vocals. Lili excels again in originality with a cute story that reminds the listener that life is not just about working but enjoying that special time of the year.
She also puts her experience to good use singing on other artists projects and doing French narration voice-over recordings.
An upcoming new full-length album is in the works.

Press-release for Album “Beautiful Sun”

One of the best things about LiLi Roquelin is that she wears her heart on her sleeve through her music, and new album “Beautiful Sun” is no exception.
The record smoothly blends soft ethereal pop ballads with electronic alternative that supports her unique vocals and piano performance, and the outcome is something that touches the soul.
The grace of “Like A Feather”, and emotionally driven “Thank You” invite her listeners along on an insightful journey. The moving string orchestration adds an organic feel to the lush sonic textures throughout the record.
With its complicated atmospheric tones and arrangements, title track “Beautiful Sun” excels in giving a unique expression to a basic universal desire. The songs sway, caress, mesmerize and most definitely rock. The darkly swirling “Try To Remember” reminds the listener of LiLi’s Rock experience; her fans will certainly love the righteous “The Only One”, layered with energized piano rhythms and adrenalized guitars. The album includes other powerful tracks such as the jazz-edged bluesy “Don’t Wait”, the poignant theme of “Oh Brother”, and the haunting “Bliss of My Soul”. Ending the album with “N’attends Pas (La Vie)” reminds us of the international level of LiLi’s career and passions.
Music Videos for “Thank You”, “The Only One” and “Like a Feather” have been released.

Awards :

2016 RISING STAR AWARD at the 11th CANADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Vancouver) for “Like a Feather” Music Video
2015 Nomination for “Best Short Film (local)” at the Golden Door International Film Festival, “Like A Feather”
2015-2016-2017 Official Selections for “Like a Feather”:
*Crystal Palace International Film Festival (London, England, UK)
*New Haven International Film Festival (New Haven, CT)
*FilmFest52 (Bethel CT)
*Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival (Dublin, Ireland)
*OZARK Shorts (Outdoor Film Festival), Lamar, Missouri
*Boston Galactic STARS 2017 (Boston, MA)
2014 Best Pop Music Video Award at the 19th International Indie Gathering Festival, “The Only One”
2014 Official Selections for “The Only One”:
*Rahway International Short Film Festival (NJ)
*Art All Night Trenton International Film Festival (NJ)
*7th Annual Hamilton Music and Film Festival in Toronto CANADA
2010 Award for 2nd Place “Pop music video” International Indie Gathering Festival, “Should you get mad”2
2010 Official Selection Zero Film Festival (LA-Miami-NYC-London), “Should you get mad”
2009 Honorable Mention at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, “Blues Alone”
2009 Best Music Video Award in the “pop category” The Indie Gathering Fest, “I Saw You”
2008 Best Music Video Award Queens International Film Festival, “I Saw You”

Notable Stats:

LiLi is @ Wikipedia
2Million+ Views across all Youtube Channels, 830,000+ views on Official Youtube
Music on TV, Film, Advertising and Dance
10000 real followers on Twitter
5000 real followers on Instagram
(Reached 240,000 views @ the old Myspace)


LiLi has been a Featured Guest on CABLE TV SHOWS and Radio Stations (CBS Radio, etc…) for INTERVIEWS and PERFORMANCES, also was included in documentary “Rendez-vous d’Amerique” on French international channel TV5MONDE: See the Tour section for details, and Videos section for some clips.

Contact us for a detailed list.
Fun fact: “OH BROTHER” in Unofficial GLEE Promo “Finn Farewell – Season 5 Episode 03” (Oct 2013) Video has Now: 1,148,500+ Views)

RADIO STATIONS that play and/or have played LiLi Roquelin’s music (that we are aware of):
PANDORA RADIO (WORLD); WBCR (Brooklyn, NYC), WUTC (88.1FM Chattanooga, TN), HGRNJ (NJ, World), WXLVRADIO (90.3FM Bethlehem/Allentown, PA), KAXE (91.7FM Grand Rapids, 89.9FM Brainerd, 105.3FM Bemidji MN), KVNF (Western CO), KRVM (91.9FM Eugene, OR), KDNK (88.1FM, 88.3FM, 88.5FM, 94.9FM, 93.5FM, 94.7FM Carbondale, CO), WXPR (91.7FMRhinelander, WI), KDEC (100.5FM Decorah, IA), WSTB (88.9FM Akron-Cleveland OH), Radio 92.3 (CBS Radio, 92.3FM, Greater Northeast OH), 87.7 Cleveland’s Sound (Cleveland, OH), 90.7 WXIN-FM (Providence RI), Wildman Steve Radio (World), The Mothpod (World), Underground City Show/Radio Quartz (93.9FM, Belgium Europe), Radio Crystal Blue (Philly PA, World), WWUH (91.3FM, West Hartford CT), Radio Adelaide (Digital and 101.5 FM, Australia, World), Radio ZD83 (Saint-Tropez France, World), NITELINE RADIO (Bronx NY, World), Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio (NY/NJ, World), RealVision Radio (NY, World), Sud Var Radio (Cavalaire France, World), La Radio Des Radios (Switzerland, World), WEFT (90.1FM, Champaign, Illinois), Meuse FM (Verdun – Commercy – Bar Le Duc, France), Variance FM (Auvergne, France), Cigale FM (Champagne-Ardenne Reims, France), Radio Ornithorynque 90.2FM (Bouloire, Paris, France), RCB Radio 96.2FM (Var, France), 98.5FM Ibadan (Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria), WPAT930AM New York City.

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