Born to a Russian father and Dominican mother, Fantine is an emerging multi-talented singer-songwriter, fluent in English, Spanish, Russian and French. Fantine made her musical debut in 2010, when she came onto the Australian scene by lending her vocals to Space Invada’s soulful jazz-inspired single “Super Sweet”.
Her career began to skyrocket in 2013 when she moved to Miami, Fla. and began working on her debut album, I Am Fantine, with 19-time Grammy Award- winning producer Emilio Estefan and seven-time Grammy Award winning singer- songwriter Gloria Estefan (who also co-wrote two of her songs). Emilio Estefan curated and helped develop Fantine’s most popular songs, including “Bachata de Rosa” and “Reservation for Two.” In September 2014, “Reservation for Two” peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs list.
Fantine’s undeniable talent and musical style reflects her eclectic ethnic background. Her voice is a fusion of indie and electro-soul, paired with a “swampy yet sultry” tone.
Recently, Fantine shared the stage with Wyclef Jean at the Miami Beach’s Centennial celebration concert. She has collaborated with Australian singer- songwriter Pete Murray, toured with Dave Stewart from Eurythemics, the critically acclaimed Russian jazz saxophonist Igor Butman and also served as the opening act for Erykah Badu at the iconic Sydney Opera House.