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Michael von der Heide

Born on 16 October 1971 in the Swiss mountain village of Amden, Michael von der Heide is one of Switzerland's best-known and most multitalented singers.

Michael von der Heide performs in French, German, Swiss German, English or Italian and mixes    pop, jazz, folk and rock with traditional French chanson. Michael seems to move with ease through all these types of music. He creates images and memories in the minds of his listeners, inevitably finding the right tone and mood for each piece. He has played the piano and guitar since childhood, writes many of his own songs and also composes for a variety of other artists.



To date, Michael von der Heide has released eight albums and 18 singles. Many of his CDs have been Swiss chart hits. His touring record is impressive, currently standing at over 1,000 concerts in Switzerland, Germany, France, Canada, Hungary and Austria – not to mention countless TV appearances. He is also an actor, having worked with producer Christoph Marthaler on the stages of the Lyon Théâtre National, the Berliner Volksbühne, and the Zurich Schauspielhaus.



Michael von der Heide also loves to work with other artists. He sang the duet Kriminaltango with German legend Nina Hagen and appeared with Ute Lemper, Catherine Ringer, Régine and Angélique Kidjo at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Music video

Lyrics of Il Pleut de L'Or

Pampadadam padadam padadadada
pam pada dam pada dam

A l'horizon
Une touche d'argent
Comme après l'orage
S'en vont les nuages

Les nuits d'été
Sommeil oublié
Grâce à ton parfum
Je retrouve mon chemin

Il pleut de l'or
chaque fois que tu me parles d`amour
Il pleut de l'or
Ensemble partons pour faire le grand tour
Sous la voûte étoilée
Les destins sont dorés
Il pleut de l'or

Pampadadam padadam padadadad
pampadadam padadam

Et au matin
Secrets communs
Les regards échangés
Sont complices de l'été
Le jour chasse la magie
Reste les yeux qui brillent

Il pleut de l'or
chaque fois que tu me parles d`amour
Il pleut de l'or
Il pleut de l'or
Ensemble partons pour faire le grand tour
Sous la voûte étoilée
Les destins sont dorés
Il pleut de l'or
Toute la nuit et jusqu`à l`aurore
Il pleut de l'or

Danse avec moi
Vole avec moi
Parle tout bas
Parle-moi

Il pleut de l'or
Il pleut de l'or
Il pleut de l'or
Il pleut de l'or
Ensemble partons pour faire le grand tour
Sous la voûte étoilée
Les destins sont dorés
Il pleut de l'or
Toute la nuit et jusqu'à l'aurore
Il pleut de l'or
Pampadadam padadam padadadada
pam pada dam pada dam


On the horizon
A touch of silver
Like the clouds parting
After the storm


Summer nights
Sleep’s forgotten
Thanks to your scent
I find my way again


Gold rains down
Whenever you talk to me about love
Gold rains down
Let’s set off together on a big adventure
Under starry skies
Destiny is golden
Gold rains down


Pampadadam padadam padadadad
pampadadam padadam


And in the morning
Shared secrets
Exchanged glances
Are in league with the summer
Daylight chases the magic away
But sparkling eyes remain


Gold rains down
Whenever you talk to me about love
Gold rains down
gold rains down
Let’s set off together on a big adventure
Under starry skies
Destiny is golden
Gold rains down
All night long until the dawn
Gold rains down


Dance with me
Fly with me
Whisper softly
Speak to me


Gold rains down
Gold rains down
Gold rains down
Gold rains down
Let’s set off together on a big adventure
Under starry skies
Destiny is golden
Gold rains down
All night long until the dawn
Gold rains down