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Ari was born in Paris to a French father and a Madagascan mother of Malaysian and Polynesian origins.


His first group , started in France while he was still in his teens, was called “ Harry and the Tombs”. A short while later, he recorded an album, “ Wankantanka”, on the Byg record label as the singer of the group “ Coeur Magique” . This recording also featured the guitarist Claude Olmos ( who would later become the guitarist of Magma.)

After Coeur Magique’s split, Ari went on to become the percussionist and backing singer with Joel Dayde , followed by a trip to the U.K to record some solo singles, “ Cry, Cry The Wind” and “ I’m a Loving Man” . These appeared on the Barclay label and were produced by Andy Scott, Pink Floyd’s sound engineer, at the Olympic Studios.

Then came a solo tour of Spain, performing as Harry Spencer. It was during this that he was chosen to replace the lead singer of the legendary Spanish group Los Bravos, whose hit single “ Black is Black” had brought them international success. Ari remained with the group for a number of years , penning such hits as “Mamarimba” and”Down”, plus fronting the group on several world tours.

Ari then returned to his native France to work on some solo recordings for RCA , entitled “ Si Je Devais Gueuler” and “Beaubourg”, whilst continuing a career as a solo performer plus working on collaborations with various other musicians, writing music for television and advertising and continuing to perform in more intimate, cabaret - style venues throughout France and other European countries.

In 2000, he embarked upon a new venture, collaborating on the production of a music video entitled “ Nobody” with the group V.O. which was made on the French Riviera

In 2001, he moved to London where he briefly became part of the duo “Bspoke” with keyboard player Ric Williams of Claytown Troup fame, before being invited to rejoin Los Bravos as the lead singer .

He is currently recording with Los Bravos, whilst working on a collection of songs for a solo album which he hopes to release sometime in 2012.




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