Concert : Saturday April 26th : 21:00 – 23:30
We’re back!! This Saturday night the power pelican trio at the Piston Pelican!!
Ben Vanhove will be switching from drums to electric guitar. Sylvain Chavaribeyre will be trading his contrebasse for his nylon string guitar. And I’ll be playing the Taylor steel string. 2014, the year of experimenting!
February 1 @ 20h
Mon groupe, Pelican Palace, va en suite jouer notre disque qui va sortir début 2014 !!!
Venez venez pour avoir un avant-premier de notre album, et pour voir ce que je vois derrière l’objectif !
Sinon, venez pour les free food and drinks !
- Texte de l’expo par M. Pêrig Mahet :
C’est la première expo de Brandon. Shine a light !
PAF: Gratis ! Free !
Rebelarte, a group of international artists/painters/photographers/lovers based in Paris, is celebrating Manifiesta VI, their final art celebration at the Theatre de Verre. The night will include exhibitions, installations, live performances, homemade food from around the globe, and a dang good time. We’ll be sharing the stage with Cumbia, a rocking band from South America! Hope to see you there…a good time guaranteed!! And so much more than music!
THEATRE DE VERRE
- See you tonight!!
Venez nombreux !
Festival En Première Ligne
Café de l’Amitié
Brandon Pusey – guitare/voix
Rebelarte, a group of international artists based in Paris, is putting together another art exhibit at the Theatre de Verre. The night will include exhibitions, installations, live performances, homemade food from around the globe, and a dang good time. The order of concerts will be coming soon. To be continued…
THEATRE DE VERRE
Sylvain Chavaribeyre – Contrebasse
Playing our favorite high flying bar in Paris, the Piston Pelican!
Hello Les Lilas !!! We’re looking forward to that grand introduction that Biau gives us each time we play a show at the Melting Potes….and to rocking out Les Lilas !
Brandon Pusey – guitar/vocals
Le Melting Potes
with Ben Vanhove on drums and Sylvain Chavaribeyre on double bass
A friend of mine has started up an art association called Rebelart. They’ve partnered with a creation breeding hub called the Theatre de Verre, which houses a blend of different styles of artists. I’ll be playing a set to help support the first of many Rebelart expositions on October 6th.
The official line up is as follows:
15:00 INTERVENTION / DISCUSSION AUTOUR DU LIEU
16:00 OMBRE LUMIERE VENT REFLET
- Installation sensorielle de Luis PASINA présentée par l’artiste
17:00 ROB LE CLOWN
- par Simon FALGUIERES
17:30 Spectacle de TANGO
- Thomas POUCET et Brenda WILLYNER
18:00 Performance installation : AUTO D’ EXCLUSION
- conception : Jimmy MENDOZA
19:00 ISSA N’DOMANE SY
- concert de musique peul (chant, guitare, basse, piano, tama, cora)
20:00 SHOTGUN MAMA
- rock (chant, guitare et contrebasse) – That’s us !!!
21:00 SAMIR et YAZ
- musique latino- berbère (guitares, chant et percussions)
THEATRE DE VERRE
Concert at the Piston Pelican!
with Ben Vanhove on the drums and Sylvain Chavaribeyre on the double bass.
The last Piston show was an all nighter…let’s do it again shall we?
Back to the rockin’ Aperock Cafe! This time with the band!
La Nuit de la Tong aura lieu le 22 octobre sur la péniche Concorde Atlantique (2 salles, terrasse) !
Au programme : concert rock (that’s us!…we’re rockin!), barbecue asiatique, DJ, et plein de surprises…
Prévente : 17€ avec une conso sur : www.nuitdelatong.com
Cette nuit-là, tu pourras consommer sans modération et bouger ton corps sur le dance floor jusqu’au bout de la nuit car c’est pour une bonne cause : la construction de 6 classes au Cambodge.
L’intégralité des bénéfices de la soirée est reversée à Enfants du Mékong pour ce projet. Il reste 25 000€ à récolter !!
Grâce à toi et tes amis on va surpasser cet objectif ;-)) On compte sur toi !
Soirée organisée par la Bambou Connexion avec le Défi du Mékong
The Globe College Radio station, I’ll be playing a gig at The Electric Brew in downtown Goshen, Indiana. Gypsy Revival will be coming up to jam! Hope to see you there!
Thanks to Eric Strader Pottery for the photo. This is a laser engraved pottery mug made by Eric himself. Check out his stuff!
The Electric Brew
This Wednesday at 3:00pm Indiana time (21h en France) , I’ll be playing live and chatting it up on
rated the best college radio station in the nation this year! You can Listen Live by streaming the program from their website.
Fellow Monticello boys Davey Allen and Mike Sanson of Gypsy Revival will be in the studio with me providing the back line. Dang this is gonna be fun!
A 40 minute set of straight Rockabilly Rock Delight. Do it for your Parisian soul longing for some American energy!
Fete de la Musique is taking over Paris on Tuesday. I’ll be playing at l’Embuscade near the Canal St. Martin with my two new bands All Right Jane and Rocher Rouler, alongside my favorite “folk-blues-acoustic-gypsy-pop-rock-country” in the world, The A.B. Factory! (Thanks to Clement for the description. You can meet the brainiac in person on Tuesday if you like). We’ll be playing in the street amongst the people, being the peasants that we are.
When? Well, that’s up in the air, but as it’s Fete de la Musique, just drop by! Guaranteed to be music of some sorts going on all night!
The AB Factory on the double bass and heading to Les Lilas to put on a nice country blues concert au Melting Potes. We’ll play two sets, starting at 20h30. So choose early, late, or both…but be sure to choose Pusey & Chavaribeyre! Quels noms?!?
All Right Jane sound. This will be our second show, and first one electrified. Become a fan if haven’t already!
10€ for this very special concert in a rockin’ venue.
Concert for Kynarou last month. This time around, we’ll just be playing the songs we have worked on together.
The second reason is because the intimate setting and stage of La Goutte de Terre is the perfect place for a cozy Saturday night concert. This small stage sparked something in our sound the first time…and now we are taking it a step further. This venue doubles as an art gallery with drips of Earth Drops hanging from the ceiling, the signature pieces of the gallery/stage. It’s filled with inspiration. And even more inspiring is that this show is 100% acoustic, and limited to only 40 people, so be sure to shoot me a message to reserve.
Feel free to come early and have a look at the works of art on exhibit.
6 euros entry
La Goutte De Terre
Again, Sylvain Chavaribeyre the contrebasse man and I will be playing the 96. Sylvain’s influences of Dick Annegarn and Josh White will be combining with my influences of ol’ Fred McDowell and Brassens. Sylvain and I had a good jam at The BizArt on Tuesday night. Nice and smooth blues twined with a little country every once in a while. We’ll be looking to build on that sound. This’ll officially be our second show, so come and hear a work in progress !
Concert with Sylvain Chavaribeyre on contrebasse. Actively looking for a drummer that can fill in for the night…
This show is a private party for a friend who is leaving Paris after living here for 5 years. If you’d like to come, just shoot me a message and I’ll put you on the list.
La Balle Au Bond
Les Disquaires in the 11th arrondissement.
The AB Factory: Thanks to a happenstance meeting at a Mudcat concert in Paris, 2007, followed by several drinks and a shared interest in folk-blues-acoustic-gypsy-pop-rock-country music, the seeds for The Ab factory were officially sewn. Two weeks later at the Fête de Musique, Justin joined Clement and Sylvain for an impromptu concert that served as a catalyst for The AB Factory proper. After a few months of experimenting with different instrumentation and set-ups, they landed on the current formula of guitar/stand up bass/banjo and/or mandolin and/or guitar and/or ukulele. The rest, as they say, is history. Over the past two years they have been performing all around Paris, playing their original brand of ‘Fr-Americana’ music that has it’s roots in americana while retaining a european, gypsy folk feel. During the end of 2009 they recorded and self-produced the album ‘Archie Mule’ which contains 14 original songs in both French and English. The CD spans the terrain of folk, pop, country, gypsy, and the ‘chanson francaise.’ The Ab factory continues to play and evolve its blend of folk ‘gyspy’ rock in clubs, bars, street corners, and private parties throughout Paris, with plans to record another album of originals in 2010 and debate which member will get to keep the pink feather boa.
Brandon Pusey: Well, I’m hoping you’ve got a good grasp on my style of music and how it came about, but if not, you should know that I’m playing a lot of improvised shows these days. So the musicians accompanying me for this show will be a surprise. In any case, I’ll be playing a lot of my newer songs that will be going on the second album….coming sooner than later.
** UPDATE – Rhim Zerguine will be joining me f0r another episode in harmony adventures.
Brandon Pusey 20h
Marie et Delphine 22h45
Chris Kenna and Melissa Cox 23h15
Le BizArt Cafe
That’s right. I’m following the wise man’s words and taking a few steps back. Back to a good ol’ cool blues set with my main blues man Charles Barjou. Charlie Boy and I starting jamming together at the BizArt a few years ago, then moved on to doing some shows together. I think it’s been over a year since we’ve done a show together though, so I’m going to start 2011 off right with a chillin’ blues set.
The 96 is a perfect setting for this type of show. It’s nice and small with limited seating, plus the owners are good friends. And above all, I’m really looking forward to playing a set with ol’ Charlie Boy. Hope to see you there.
Hey man. Not you man. Every man.
I went to a show last month at Espace B in the 20th arrondissement, one of my favorite venues to both play and listen to live music. By strong request from Paris peers and from band members themselves, I went to the EMHYV concert on November 14th. I had listened to their album in my headphones, a braid of acoustic music and experimental harmonies, painted with spooky electric guitar effects, but seeing them live in a venue like the Espace B was pure perfectoness. The sound came alive. Every man’s original folk duo voice became fourfold, it became intensified with tender female vocals from Andrea Perdue, it almost exploded with drums, then it sent me dreaming about a spiritual voyage to India in search for Jérémie’s harmonium. Christophe created such a deep sound from the ukulele through flamenco style strumming. I’m always a sucker for harmonies, especially live ones.
If you get a chance, go see them live! If you don’t get a chance, have a listen below:
The Défi du Mékong association will be hosting a get together for all contributors, and well, anyone else interested in learning more. I’ll start playing some live tunes at around 10:00 or so.
I’m bringing my camera this week to carve some memories in technological stone.
Le BizArt Cafe
Last night’s jam was a long one! Thanks to everyone for coming out, and to Patricia for being the first one there! We experimented with a double violin set from Aurelian and Joe and a double harmonica set from Eric and I. Looking forward to see what cooks up next week. Same time same place. We’re hoping Culotte & The Nickers will show up as entire group….keep your fingers crossed!
Le BizArt Cafe
At the Biz tonight, as per usual every Tuesday night.
Le BizArt Cafe
I’ll be flying solo Thursday night at a new place called The Crown, just down the street from Moulin Rouge in Pigalle.
Rhim Zerguine and I will be performing at Les Disquaires on Sunday night. We’ll be opening the show, followed up by the AB Factory, then Lucky Lindy finishes off the night.
A Sunday night in Bastille nice and tranquilo. Hope to see you there. Rhim and I will be trying a few of my new songs.
Espace B looks like your neighborhood brasserie. Head to the back and you enter one of my favorite concert halls in Paris. Standing room only in this mini version of La Boule Noire. Tonight, Brandon Pusey and Mathieu Goulin are the opening act for Paris rock folk group Lucky Lindy.
I brought along my acoustic and electric guitar for the gig. Mathieu Goulin (who plays contrabass in a few other bands including Les Ongles Noirs) who plays a mean, slaptastic double bass. It’s a lot of fun playing a show with Mathieu because we both like to improvise. Plus, you’ve got to love the way he hops around on stage with that massive instrument. Vas-y Mathieu, “C’est do”.
As usual Lucky Lindy brought out their bag of harmonious bag of tricks to finish rocking the night. Accordions and little red pianos (thanks for letting me bang the keys on a few songs), Thomas’ extreme xylophone attacking madness to Léo’s eerie sounds on the saw, the band visited several styles throughout the show…ending off the night with an unplugged version of “The Greatest Aviator”.
A big thanks to the lovely Maud Lichtenberger for taking photos. Although not as lovely as Maud, thanks to Pierre-Arnaud Galiana (founder of concert promoting Paris Is Burning) for taking pictures as well. And last but not least, Mr. Etienne Vitaux, the man behind the video camera, deserves a round of applause for filming the entire concert and editing the videos. This is a vid of the song that opened the show: “In Good Time”.
Taking a stroll through the east side of the Marais, near Bastille, you run into some major busking action. My friend Rene Miller, and his one man band, is one busker that you will frequently find in the ‘hood playing an old school blues on his signature metal bodied resonator guitar.
If you’re lucky, you can catch him playing most Sundays in the area. If you’re not lucky, well, you might wanna stop walkin’ under ladders.
More info and photos on Rene’s website: http://www.renemillersweddingband.com/
rue Francs Bourgeois
Another concert for the Kynarou Association. Your entry fee helps fund Kynarou and their efforts to bring safe drinking/gardening water to several villages in India. The acoustic punk sound of Culotte & The Nickers will be joining the show just like the last one. This trio was recently featured live on the Paris radio station France Culture for the segment Le Rendez-Vous. Also playing is another folk trio called The AB Factory, rockin’ the guitar, double bass, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle.
Le Cafe de la Plage
For this concert, I’ll be flying alongside Parisian folk rock group Lucky Lindy at Espace B. These aviators break out the goggles as well as a 12-string, ukulele, violin, double bass, xylophone, guitar, harmonies, and a boomin bass drum. Only 5€ for a night of folk music.
I’ll be playing another show with Freddie Keen (from London) at Les Disquaires. Freddie and I will be playing different sets, but both on an acoustic guitar. If you’re not lying on the beach somewhere on “les vacances” then come for a listen. Free entry.
Le Vieux Léon
I’ll be running the Chris Kenna jam session at the BizArt this week. I’ll be starting my set at 9:00, then opening it up to all the gunslingers directly after.
Le BizArt Cafe
Thanks to everyone for coming out the Brandon Pusey / Culotte & The Nickers concert Thursday night at Le Cafe de la Plage. All the concert proceeds went to the Kynarou Association, who helps bring a better life to underprivileged villages in the southern part of India. Go ahead, check off that good deed for the week.
Here are some pictures! Mathieu Goulin on contrabass, accompanying yours truly. Mathieu and I improvised on a free (or freak…) jazz version of Tennessee Makicata. Culotte & The Nickers put on a steamy stage show during their version of Fever. And as usual, the Kynarou people danced the night away.
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Le Cafe de la Plage
Chris Kenna came to the jam session on June 1st thinking it was going to be another Tuesday night like the others. Only to his surprise, his old band Moonray had setup their drum set and keyboards for the surprise tribute to Kenna’s music. He started off the night jamming with his old band, playing all the classics that naturally got the place going. Then, the BizArt crew and many other friends took over the night. Each group prepared their own version of a Chris Kenna song. Culotte & The Nickers did “Picture girl”. Melissa Cox did “Sometimes You Stay”. Delphine Santamaria – “Far Away”. Perry Argel – “This Big Ol’ House”. Brandon Pusey – “The Cowboy”. Camille – “Big Black Cloud”.
The night was a blast and the surprise tribute was a success. Thanks to Remi and Henri of Moonray for coming out to The BizArt and setting up shop. Thanks to all the musicians for putting together a Kenna song. Thanks to the BizArt Cafe for providing a great place to house the Tuesday night jam session. And of course, thanks to Chris Kenna for his dedication to the music.
See ya Tuesday?!
Le BizArt Cafe
Members of the East Side Wrecking Crew (Perry Argel, Chris Kenna, Melissa Cox, Mathieu Goulin, myself, etc) are teaming up to help a friend get some music rolling in his bar. Every Thursday during the month of June there will be a concert. My show will be the 17th with Mathieu on the contrabass. Mathieu’s jumpin’ and jivin’ groove adds a rhythm to my music that I have been searching for for a while. Come and check it out!
L’Empreinte serves up a nice dinner if you’re looking to eat while listening.
Chris Kenna and Melissa Cox will be performing on the 24th.
I’ll be jamming at the BizArt tonight…
Le BizArt Cafe
This video was shot on a fine day at the beginning of spring in a classic Montmartre apartment. Rhim Zerguine is on backup vocals, and Gabriele Rossi is behind the camera shooting this one-shot video. A big thanks to Thibau Rivery for welcoming us into his apartment and letting us ransack the place!
My Orangina is a new song I’m working on for the second album. Ain’t nothin’ better than diving into the jubilation and utter joy of love. Can you dig it ?
I’ll be playing a show tonight with the “East Side Wrecking Crew”, meaning all these musicians that regularly play on the east end of Paris: Chris Kenna (singer songwriter), Perry Argel (singer guitar harmonica), Melissa Cox (violin), Mathieu Goulin (double bass).
Cisco Herzhaft (Blues) – Krys (Pop-Rock) – Serao (Funk) – Brandon Pusey (Americana) – Vincent Galahad (Soul) – A Bonny (Power Pop). Each group dips into a different style. It’s a great opportunity to discover some new artists.
Le Soleil de la Butte
A big thanks to Lucky Lindy, The AB Factory and the crew at La Scene Bastille for a great concert on Monday May 10th. I opened up the night with an Indiana/Virginia inspired tune on the acoustic guitar with Rhim Zerguine on backup vocals and Mathieu Goulin on contrabass. Then, Tatou got behind the drums, I put down the acoustic, picked up my new semi-hollow body electric guitar, and together we created a twangin’ new sound. I really dig the swinging groove this group adds to my music.
Here are some photos and videos of our performance at La Scene Bastille:
La Scène Bastille
Je vais accompagner Margot Abascal à la guitare.
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Amphithéâtre Richelieu en Sorbonne :
I’ll be playing another show with good friends and rockin’ band Culotte & The Nickers. The show is to benefit the Kynarou Association which helps get potable water to villages in India. Kynarou will have a stand there selling handmade items from the villages they help in the southern part of India. A good time to be had by all.
Le Café de la Plage
A night of folk blues music at La Scène Bastille. This rockin’ venue holds 350 people, so there’s plenty of room for you and your friends! Tickets will be sold at the door: 12€. I’ll be opening the night up at 19h30 for The AB Factory and Lucky Lindy.
A nice stage with a nice sound system. 5€ at the door. Rhim Zerguine will be joining me. This concert will kick off a host of new venues, new concerts, and new music.
May 1st, 2010
BACK & FORTH vous présente sa soirée LESLEE’S JOINT samedi 3 avril 2010 au Pix, 49 rue Pixérécourt 75020 Paris Métro Télégraphe ou Place des Fêtes ligne 11.
A 19h30: MAGIC MOMENTS présenté par Aurélien NTJAM.
Ce Talk-Show accueille deux artistes qui présentent leur oeuvre et interprètent trois de leurs titres en acoustique.
- RHIM ZERGUINE, jeune auteur compositeur interprète et guitariste de talent vous propose de découvrir ses chansons blues folk qui ne manqueront pas de vous transporter tout en douceur dans son universe.
no images were foundJe vais accompagner Rhim sur la guitare.
Thank you England! You were fantastic! I figured I would just be going to England to play the show on Saturday. However, I ended up stuffing a lorry load’s worth of British culture into my system, most of it landing in my stomach. First bite to eat in England was a carvery. For you unfamiliar non-British folk, the carvery is what I consider to be an all-you-can-eat dinner…with only one trip. Meaning, you’ve got one shake at loading your £3.50 plate with as much food as possible. My American roots came through strong. Here’s the list: Turkey, beef, pork, gammon, yorkshire pudding, roasted taters, caramelized onions, savoy cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower, green peas, sweet corn, carrots, and stuffing. Not bad eh? Don’t forget about the sauce: mint sauce, horseradish, cranberry, apple sauce, and good ol’ spicy English mustard. Washed down with a pint of mahogany colored bitter London Pride. After that experience…no dessert.
Next morning I couldn’t help but ordering a the typical English breakfast with bacon, eggs, baked beans, roasted tomatoes, roasted mushrooms, sausage, topped off with a little brown sauce. With a tummy full of goodness, we took the train from Birmingham into London to play my first concert in London. The show was at The Cross Kings near Kings Cross, organized by concert promoters Paris is Burning: Pierre-Arnaud Galiana and Melissa Thierry.
Rhim Zerguine and I shared the night of music with fingerpicking virtuoso Freddie Keen and young French rock band Orphee’s Cry. Big thanks to Pierre, Melissa, and the Cross Kings crew for making the night a success. We had a blast…evident in the pictures! Looking forward to working with you again. Thanks to the photographer Riko for taking some great pictures of the bands.
Last but not least, a special thank you to the crowd of supporting fans that came from around the globe to see the show. I was happy to see old friends from Australia, England, France, Netherlands, and Sweden. Thanks to Stewey for cooking a delicious Sunday roast, for welcoming my sister in your cow costume, and for providing the piano on a memorable version of Feelin’ Fruity. Bananas!!!
The Cross Kings
Thanks to some fine film directing and picture taking, I’ve got 3 videos and some pics from Saturday’s concert with Rhim Zerguine and Pete Begbie. No thanks to the low lighting, the color of the videos aren’t the best…but hey, “on fait avec les moyens du bord”. As you’ll see in the video, Rhim is now adding her smooth, harmonically harmonious harmonies to my music. She’ll be playing a set with me at the Piston Pelican concert on Friday night…as well as sharing the stage with me in London. Tight !
Below you’ll find a video of “My Orangina”. I’m still working on that song…got any feedback for me???
A big thanks to Valery and Julien of the 241. Thanks to the audience for coming out “nombreux” and pulling up a seat on the floor as seating was limited … especially all you Rhim Zerguine supporters. You rock!
Don’t forget about Pete Begbie’s booming voice. It rattled the cave walls! I’m sure you will see another Brandon Pusey / Rhim Zerguine / Pete Begbie concert in the future.
Until then, enjoy the media from the show:
This is a short clip from the concert Saturday night. Thanks to all you crazy people at Le Caylus (I’m pronouncing that correctly these days!). Had a blast singin’ and stompin’, shoutin’ and dancin’ all night long.
18 rue des Halles
Le Caylus Facebook Page
Saturday night show with Rhim Zerguine and Pete Begbie. Rhim and I will be testing out newly worked harmonies on some of my songs, which she will be singing with me on stage in London. It’s a great mix ! Her voice has a world music feel to it, heavily influenced by Indian music, along with soul power. This will be my first show at le 241.
Delphine Santamaria will be playing at the home of the Tuesday night jam session this Friday night. I’ll be accompanying her on acoustic guitar, Charles Barjou on electric guitar, and Eric Thiollier will be wearing his belt of harmonicas (and playing them as well.)
Concert promoter Paris Is Burning presents a night of music from French and English bands, held in the middle of King’s Cross in downtown London at Cross Kings. Bon, I’m an American in Paris, so they’ve counted me as a French musician…gladly accepted !
Advance tickets on http://www.wegottickets.com/event/71739
Delphine Santamaria vendredi soir à 18h55 au profit de l’association “Ti Chans pou Haïti” qui aide les gens de Haïti. Le concert se déroulera dans La Salle des Fêtes au Pecq 78230, sur La Seine dans le banlieue d’ouest de Paris. Entrée à 5€ – Cliquez ici pour plus d’infos: site internet du Pecq
I’m playing Friday night at 6:55pm with Delphine Santamaria for a concert to raise money for the charity “Ti Chans pou Haïti” which helps the people of Haiti. The concert will take place in La Salle des Fêtes in Le Pecq 78230, along The Seine in the western suburbs of Paris. Cost: 5€ – Here is the website of The City of Le Pecq for more information.
La Salle des Fêtes
A few pictures from the interview with Aurelien and the Back Forth crew at Le Pix a couple weeks ago. I’ll update you as soon as the video goes live on the net. Had the chance to play three songs during the interview, so I started off with my new funky country mudslidin’ blues “My Orangina”. Next came the drop D groove of “In Good Time”. And finally, “New Destination” featured a musician/friend named Rhim on harmonies. Rhim and I are currently working on combining our sounds to form a harmonious duo…more on that to come!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Piston Pelican last Friday on January 22nd!
BACK & FORTH presents LESLEE’S JOINT, a talk show held live at Le Pix the first and third Saturday of the month. This Saturday Brandon Pusey will be the special guest to be interviewed, along with an unplugged performance of three of his songs.
20h au Pix
Les Bougresses AND Vincent RENAUDINEAU
Brandon will play first at around 19:30…so mark your “planning.”
KYNAROU est un association de développement qui oeuvre pour la mise en place d’accès durables à l’eau potable et à l’hygiène dans les villages défavorisés du sud de l’Inde. Créée en mai 2004, l’association Kynarou a mené à bien sept projets à ce jour.
Grâce au soutien de leurs partenaires techniques et financiers, ils sont en train de réaliser le projet Kynarou Santé dans huit nouveaux villages, d’ici à mai 2010.
Soirée concerts pour fêter les six ans de l’association Kynarou à:
Another night, another great venue. Les Cariatides is located just near Chatelet, alongside Le Passage du Bourg l’Abbé. This was a special show for me because it was my first time backing up another artist with my guitar. I, along with Charles Barjou on electric guitar and Eric Thiollier on harmonica, backed up Delphine Santamaria on her first concert since finishing her first album. I must say it was a great night, due in part to the atmosphere surrounding the stage at Cariatides. Wind down the steps from the bar at the street level and you enter a low lit room with an arched ceiling over the stage.
7 Gnome opened up the night with a chill electro jazz set. Sibylle Jounot played the keys and sang improvised jazzed runs, creating a memorable wah effect with her voice. Ismael Galvez used a variety of effects and beats to add the electro side of the jazz style. He would lay down an acoustic guitar layer onto the loop machine, then switch to the trumpet to smooth out the song. The electro beats were created and manipulated on a Roland MC-808 Groovebox. Once the sound was complete, they had the entire place doing that thing with your head like chickens do when they walk.
Then, it was our turn. And by then, the entire room was packed from the stage to the stairs. The four of us get along quite well and that comes through on stage. The calm nature of Delphine’s music put the four of us at ease on stage starting off with her song “Texas”. Her songs range from the slow echoing drop d sound of “Leuer” to the fast paced Spanish flamenco of “Otro Lado.” We all had a great time, playing most songs from Delphine’s first album (coming soon to an internet near you…) along with a few covers. Delphine and I sang as a duo on the Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johanssen song “Relator”. All in all, we played a tight 15 song set with an encore…about all we could do with limited time to practice.
The next concert with Delphine and the boys will be at Le Caylus Pub (3 rue des Halles 75002 Paris). Hope to see you there!
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