"Hotel Swing" is a show that brings us in the middle of 30's / 40's french swing.
It's a tribute to Gypsy Swing and to the most talented french singers of that time : Jean Sablon, Charles Trenet, Fernandel, Edith Piaf .... An authentic sound embellished with a modern touch.
Native from south of France, between Avignon and Uzès, that band is first a "band of friends" and old french songs passionate peoples.
Loïc Gonzalez /vocal - vocal trumpet - drums
Adrien Coulomb /double bass
Ludovic Pradarelli /piano
Quentin Buxo /guitar
Loic Gonzalezvocal - vocal trumpet - drums
Vocal - Vocal trumpet - Drums
Adrien Coulombdouble bass
After he met Jazz in Martigues MJC, Adrien get in IMFP (music school in Salon de Provence) where he study during 5 years.
Gratuated from EMEN (first european jazz diploma) during 2010, he's leading a class in IMFP now.
Adrien plays in various Jazz bands.
He's a part of the project called "Souviens toi Barbara" too . With Marie Gottrand and Gisèle Bermond.
His influences ? Charles Mingus, Ray Brown, John Coltrane .....
Quentin started to play guitar with is father who is a guitarist too, playing Georges Brassens songs .Then he went in direction of Rock music . In his teenage years, he decided to go in a music school called Pro Musica, near Avignon, where he discovered Jazz and Gypsy Swing . After that, he played in a lot of bands with various styles.
Since more than 10 years, with his friend Loic Gonzalez, he ran through south of France stages.
With Ludovic Pradarelli, they are members of the reggae band called Jayadeva too.
Benjamin Tanguy, Jazz a Vienne programer, discovered a beautiful jewel again.
Interesting find is that band who cover 30's and 40's French songs . "It's not old men music, it was written by young people .... long time ago!"
They mixed songs from Jean Sablon (Cette chanson, Ces jolies choses), Fernandel (L'amour incompris et le très drôle Tango corse), Charles Trenet (Rendez-vous sous la pluie), André Pasdoc (Pourquoi, pourquoi) and Django Reinhardt too (Dinette, Dream of you).
All these songs are played in gypsy swing style and before everything else, sung with conviction by the spotless Loic Gonzalez, who carried people away with him without a problem.
Touching moment, when smiling seniors spontaneously sung the chorus of "Le Tango Corse".
Indeed, that band brings us a good mood fresh wind.
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