Plastic Bertrand









Plastic Bertrand

Plastic Bertrand

was born as Roger Marie Francois Jouret, on February 24, 1954, in Brussels. His father was French and his mother was Ukrainian. He is a musician, songwriter, producer, editor, and television presenter. He is best known for his big hit single, Ca plane pour moi. When he was only nine years old, he became a singer and drum player for the Buffalo Scouts Band, This was a group he formed with the Boy Scouts. They performed covers of Rolling Stones songs. Later on he formed a group called The Pelicans. They performed at parties and later changed their name to Passing the Time and began playing at bars, night clubs, and festivals along the Belgian and Dutch coast. He was later hired by the Radio Veronica radio station and he continued his education at a Music Academy. While at the academy, he studied music theory and percussion. He got his degree at the Athenee Adolphe Max. While he was waiting to get into the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, he spent a year at the Saint-Luc Institute, studying design. He entered the Conservatory in 1973, and while there he formed the group called, Hubble Bubble. They released their first album, also called Hubble Bubble. The band split up after a member was killed in an accident while returning from a rehearsal.

Roger began his solo career in 1977 with the hit single, Ca plane pour moi. This was a French version of the British punk anthem called, Jet Boy, Jet Girl. He toured Canada, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Europe, and the United States. He was one of the few French speaking musicians who appeared on the Billboard chart. He was on many television shows and he also appeared in movies. Some of them were, Legitime Violence and Baoum. He recorded Abbacadabra along with Daniel Balavoine and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

In the 1990's Roger tried his hand at songwriting and producing as well as releasing the album, Suite Diagonal for Sony, in 1994. He produced 2 albums for David Janssen, as well as work for other artists. He continued to release albums over the years and the people wanted him back twenty years after he released his first hit. In 2002 he signed a new contract and recorded his eighth album called, Ultra Terrestre. The album was released in Belgium. And in September and November of the same year, he managed the TV talent contest called, Star Academy, which aired on RTL-TVI. In 2003, Roger decided to celebrate his 25 years of success as a solo artist by performing a concert at the Cirque Royal, in Brussels. He performed both new hits and also some of his past hits with a Philharmonic Orchestra. He also sang duets with some guest singers. He has released a total of 9 albums and 32 singles so far in his musical career.