Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 200 lbs
Shoe size: 9.5
Hair color: Black
Hair length: Short
Eye color: Black
Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Skin color: Olive
Quentin Elias was born on May 10th 1980 in Marseille in the south of France. Raised by his mother and older sister, Quentin grew up in a very poor neighborhood in Marseille. His mother worked very hard to bring he and his sister everything they needed and to keep them safe from the streets. He really hated school and his mom worried he would be influenced by the bad neighborhood. She pushed him to play sports.
However, Quentin had something else in mind. His sister was involved in the performing arts and he too became fascinated. After talking his mom into taking dance, he enrolled and began tap dance classes at age 6, this later evolved to classes at the Katia Barcelo dance studio in ballet, modern jazz and then kickboxing at age 12. Quentin had developed a passion for performing.
After his father's death in a terrible accident, Quentin decided to take control of his life and destiny and at age 15 he ran away to Paris. With a few dollars in his pocket, he slept his first nights in Paris on the streets. He started working in restaurants and other odd jobs while auditioning for several dancing and singing roles. Until one day, the producer, GERARD LOUVIN was trying to put a band together, and decided to give Quentin a chance. He was selected from 1,000 participants to be the lead singer in a new band. A huge door was opened, a chance to prove to himself and to his family, that he could be something.
A journey and adventure started for Quentin with ALLIAGE. Alliage became a huge overnight success with Quentin as the main star. Alliage sold more than 5 million CD's, had three albums, six singles on the top five charts and performed all over the world with more than 1,000 sold out concerts.
After four successful years with Alliage, Quentin wanted more. He made the decision to leave Alliage and start his solo career. Recording many singles (ANNA, Laisse Aller La Musique, Always the last to say goodbye, J'ai Besoin De Toi and What If I?) and winning a Diamond Award (European music award) at THE DIAMOND AWARD FESTIVAL for the most promising male singer for 2002.
Through the well known publicist, CATHERINE SAXTON, Quentin met NILE ROGERS, who got him involved with the making of the CD, WE ARE FAMILY for the victims and families of 9/11, in which he sang beside Diana Ross, Patty Labelle, Luther Vandross, Chante Moore, Spike Lee and many other talented artists. Catherine also introduced Quentin to the talented producer, ERNIE LAKE with whom he had the chance to record three songs (Always the Last to Say Goodbye, What If I, and Can't Stop Thinking of You).
Still feeling as something was missing and wanting more, Quentin moved to NYC and had the chance to meet the promoter MARK NELSON, whom introduced him to the very talented music producer, JUNIOR VASQUEZ. Together they decided to start working on an album project that finally sounded like Quentin! With the help of ALAN BARSON, and JUNIOR VASQUEZ, Quentin has begun to embark on his own American dream.