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  • Adam Falkner


    Drummer

    Drummer and band member of Babyshambles (since 2013), of One Eskimo (since 2005), of the Strawbs (2012 - 2014) and of Dido.

    Adam Falkner is a band member of One eskimO. They've toured the US relentlessly for 2 years and have just wrapped up a year of US shows including Coachella and the Mile High festival. Following a tidal wave of radio success, One eskimO's single "Kandi" has been named the #1 AAA song of the year by Billboard's BDS airplay charts, and also won "Song of the Year" at this years FMQB Triple A Conference. One eskimO has played on the Ellen DeGeneres Show three times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

    Their iTunes bonus track "Hi Low And In Between" was named one of the "Best Songs Of 2010" by Amazon.com. They have toured with Tori Amos, Paolo Nutini, Gomez, Faithless, Train, The Script, Lifehouse, Alpha Rev, Colbie Caillat, Bob Schneider, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Tricky, playing in venues such as Radio City in New York, the Chicago Theater and the Greek Theater in LA. They're signed to Shangri La records in LA, and the animation side (which won a British Animation award) has been signed to Warner Premiere. They're managed by ATC (Radiohead/Faithless/Kate Nash). 
Adam plays an unconventional and ever-expanding set-up consisting of a cajon, bass drum, sampler (operated by hands and feet), cymbals, triggers, a melodica, a tambourine and various junk that he's accumulated. They're currently recording their second album.

    Adam has been a session musician for many years, with recent work including being musical director and drummer for Amy Macdonald for nearly four years (4 million albums sold, with many number 1 album and single positions Europe-wide).

    He has also toured extensively, recorded, and performed with such artists as Mark Owen (Take That), Judie Tzuke, Steve Craddock, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Beverley Knight, Candi Staton, Gareth Gates, Emeli Sande, Boy George (in the West End musical, Taboo), Ray Cooper, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Suggs (Madness), Alpha Rev, Girls Aloud, Rushmore, Bailey Tzuke, Kristian Leontiou, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Busted, Kelly Osbourne, JC Chasez, Avril Lavigne, G4, Gabrielle, Hilary Duff, Amy Studt, Toyah, Ana Jonsson, A1, Delta Goodrem, Robert Post and Peter Sarstedt...

     

  • Alexandre Léauthaud


    Accordionist

    Alexandre Léauthaud is a French musician (accordion player) and composer. He was born at Versailles in 1978.

    His introduction to the accordion:

    In the middle of the 1980s, Alexandre's family moved to Savoie in the French Alps. One of his primary school teachers offered to give him accordion lessons after class. His enthusiasm for this instrument, which in a sense was chosen for him, grew as he grew.

    His musical training:

    His love for the accordion was a gateway to various schools. First came the André Thépaz institute at Chambéry where he learned what the instrument was capable of managing. He then earned diplomas from the Conservatoire National de Marseille (Accordion), the Centre d'informations musicales in Paris (Orchestration/Arrangement) and the Schola Cantorum (Wind section/Accordion).

    His musical career:

    From the age of 14 to 19 he went on accordion courses during the holidays, honing his skills on the streets of Chambéry. Between 1997 and 2000, he cut his teeth each evening with La Guinguette de la Tour Eiffel, which changed name to Guinguette Maxim's when Pierre Cardin took over in 1998.

    In 2000, when touring as an actor, he met Guillaume Cramoisan, the director of Troupe du Phénix, who happened to be looking for an accordion player. This chance encounter led to a watershed moment: after joining the troupe he realised that accompanying the performances was clearly meant for him because it was something he really enjoyed doing. Alongside his Phénix work he played in the group, Fouteurs De Joie, with Christophe Doremus, Nicolas Ducron, Laurent Madiot and Tom Poisson. Five brothers in arms, each with their own artistic strengths and passions.

    Their shows are filled with songs that shift between political, light-hearted, funny and poignant, combining an eclectic and theatrical style of music.

    He was able to further his career as actor/musician by performing in Jésus-la-Caille with Marie Laforêt and Le Médecin malgré lui with Nicolas Ducron.

    In 2004 he helped Tom Poisson with his solo career, co-producing the album Riche à Millions in 2008.

    He has played live and/or in studio sessions with Agnès Bihl, Romain Lemire, Fabien Martin, Niko, Tom Poisson, Eric Fernandez, Michel Jonasz, Art Mengo (on behalf of Lionel Suarez), Dick Annegarn, Souad Massi, Hugues Aufray, Francis Cabrel and many more.

     

  • André Ceccarelli


    Jazz drummer

    Who doesn't know André Ceccarelli, one of the undisputed masters of the battery ? A career with the jazz greats: Louiss Eddy, Maurice Vander, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Toots Thielemans ... Over 1000 registered discs.

    One of the most famous drummers in the world. With the release of his solo albums, "Ceccarelli" in 1978 and "Andre Ceccarelli" in 1981, André Ceccarelli became one of European jazz's most promising young musicians. Joined by top-ranked jazz and progressive players, including Didier Lockwood, Jannick Top, Christian Escoude, and Francois Jeanneau, and vocalist Alex Ligertwood of the Brian Auger Band and Santana fame, Ceccarelli set the pace for a pair of memorable recordings. Ceccarelli's later work came as a sideman for Sting and Bireli Lagrene. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

    When he was 15, André Ceccarelli was employed with several other musicians to entertain guests at the end-of-week tea dances in the ballroom at the Hôtel Le Royal, Nice on the Promenade des Anglais. It was here that he was spotted by a headhunter who just happened to be Jean Tosan's wife. He was then introduced to Jean-Claude and Gérard Roboly. The brothers, along with André's father, encouraged him to try out with Les Chats Sauvages, a French rock band who had been searching for a new drummer. So in 1962, at the tender age of 16, he started out on his long professional career.

    Nearly two years later, after several tours and 6 EPs/1 LP recorded, he left "Les Chats Sauvages" in February 1964 to take up the position of drummer with the "Casino du Sporting Club de Monaco" orchestra, a position that his father had earlier filled when Aimé Barelli was the conductor.

    Although he performed with a whole host of variety entertainers, in particular Claude François, in studio and live, he had his sights set on jazz, his dream. He was given the opportunity to play alongside many of the big names, and at the same time, he became a very busy studio musician.

    At the end of the 1960s, he joined trumpeter/arranger, Ivan Jullien, to record the album "Synthesis" (1978). He also played in the short-lived group, Troc (1972), with Jannick Top and Alex Ligertwood, and recorded on two jazz fusion albums, one between 1972 and 1973 for the Bingow label, and the other for the Carla label in 1977 (with former members of Troc).

    In 1974, he played in Jean-Claude Naude's orchestra and contributed to the album, A New Kind of Band. In 1979, he made a career move to the US, alongside Bunny Brunel and Chick Corea. In 1987, his meeting Dee Dee Bridgewater led to a long, fruitful collaboration.

    In 2000 he founded Trio Sud with Sylvain Luc and Jean-Marc Jafet. Since the 1990s he has recorded albums as band leader. In November 2011 he reformed Troc with Jannick Top (bass), Alex Ligertwood (vocals), Éric Legnini (keyboard) and Claude Engel (guitar).

    André Ceccarelli is the official patron for the Festival Jazz à Toute Heure, which began in 1998 at Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse. He always plays as part of a trio on the first night. He was also special guest at the Nice Jazz Festival in 2013.

     

  • Benjamin Flament


    Percussionist

    At the head of his Metal-O-Phone trio or with the Coax collective which brings together the best of the new contemporary French scene, Benjamin Flament, virtuoso of vibraphone and percussion trained at the Paris Conservatory, is able to propose promising projects of a relevant creativity and always happily unbridled: Radiation 10, Les Bonbons Flingueurs, White Light ...

    After classical studies at the ENM of Nevers, then Créteil, Benjamin Flament was destined for jazz and entered the CNSM in Paris where he obtained the DFS in 2008.

    In 2008, the linchpin of the Coax collective, he began to perform on the vibraphone with Radiation10 (1st orchestra prize of the Defense competition in 2007), Metal-O-Phone (elected Jazz migration 2011 by AFIJMA, selection 12 points + ), but also with Hasse Poulsen "We are all americans", in duet with Clément Janinet.

    In 2012, Benjamin Flament was selected for the 1st Take Five Europe program. In constant research, he has made an instrument made up of a multitude of metals (gongs, abajours, squares, bowls, houndstooth, scratched cymbals ...) that he processes through electronics.

    It is with this instrument that he currently performs, in particular with Vegan Dallas, Sylvain Rifflet "Mechanics" (Elected best album 2016 with the victories of jazz), Magnetic Ensemble, in the theater piece by Emily Loizeau "Mona", Théo Ceccaldi / Fantazio "Peplum"

    He has also performed with Michel Portal, Henry Texier, Han Bennink, Franck Tortiller's ONJ, Thomas de Pourquery, Peter Brotzman ...

     

  • Boris-Clément Sève


    Artist Producer & Director

    Behind the enigmatic name of Ckleris are 4 musicians around the artist and producer Boris-Clément Sève.

    At the first beginning his challenge takes place in Montreal Canada where Boris-Clément collaborates with French artists as writter and musician.

    Named « Nord-Sud » the first EP explores themes like, love, exil and separate in a rock univers songs.
    Available since the 4th of December 2015 this first opus offert with several clips.

    On the melody of the title « Pour Le pire Et Le Meilleur » the band realize the first video clip in augmented reality to brouse in an interactive way thru the videos.

    To illustrate « Les Filles Du Soir » the band choosed to turn towards the esthetic of the experimental cinema of the 70's in a 16mm film, using abandonned reels of that period. IPE Music, partner of the band offering tools support and sharing the news of the band.

    « A progressive Rock music with a note of electro (...) Deep and poignant textes carry by a sensitive and aerial voice. »

    Between Paris and Montreal Ckleris plays in many places for concert in live.

    Members

    • Boris-Clément Seve succeses in violin class of the Conservatoire with a golden medal. Ckleris is a mix from his christian name and his surname. (prononce « Cklerisse »). Ghislain Leclant. He is a composer for films. He composed such music for short films on the 66 and 67th Cannes Film Festival, Category « Short Corner ».
    • Clément Garcin. He formed « Sweet Swing Trio ». He is a teacher of guitar. He plays at the theatre. He is Gerard Philippe's grand son.
    • Jimmy Top. He got the degree from the American School of music. His father Yannick Top worked with Johnny Halliday as an artistic director and bass guitar player for ever 25 years.
    • Alexis Salmiéri. He participated in many recording for Tv and cinema. His father is the famous music arranger Claude Salmieri (M. Berger, F. Gall, Renaud).

     

  • Bruno Chevillon


    Double bassist

    Evolving on the borders of improvised music, contemporary creation and free jazz, Bruno Chevillon has established himself as one of the major voices of the double bass.

    Born August 23, 1959

    Evolving on the borders of improvised music, contemporary creation and free jazz, Bruno Chevillon has established himself as one of the major voices of the double bass, combining with remarkable assurance the virtues of an accompanist with the determining presence in those of an improviser capable of exploring to the depths the expressive possibilities of his instrument. Sought after by the main actors of the French scene ( Louis Sclavis, Daniel Humair, Michel Portal, in particular), he embodies the extension of the emancipation of the double bass in the improvised gesture initiated, in France, by Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Joëlle Léandre and Barre Phillips, whose innovations he takes up with an elegance and freshness that seem unrivaled.

    Enrolled in the Fine Arts and at the Avignon Conservatory, Bruno Chevillon simultaneously discovered the plastic arts, photography and the study of the classical double bass. From this multidisciplinary training, it is tempting to see extensions in his sophisticated practice of free improvisation: treatment of sound material, taste for performance alone, attention to gesture, physical relationship to the instrument, curiosity for exchanges artistic, indifference to stylistic standards, attraction for experimentation ... Joining the jazz class of André Jaume in 1982, he evolves among the core of musicians federated by the Marseille saxophonist with whom he gives his first concerts. In the process, he got closer to the GRIM (Marseille research and improvisation group) and guitarist Jean-Marc Montera.

    However, it was the meeting with Louis Sclavis in 1985 that proved to be the most decisive. Chevillon accompanies him in all his projects: in addition to the Marvelous Band, he is part of the quartet with François Raulin and Christian Ville, takes part in “Chamber Music” and “Ellington on the Air” (1991) as well as in the creation of the Acoustic Quartet co-directed by Sclavis and Dominique Pifarély (1992) and again to a trio with François Merville (1993). He also met trombonist Yves Robert who formed a trio with him in 1989, completed by American drummer Aaron Scott. In 1994, it was Michel Portal's turn to notice his competence. Establishing himself as the most talented double bass player of his generation, he became one of the essential animators of a family of French improvisers who turned their backs on academicism and claimed aesthetic questioning as a creative motor. Originally marked by the articulate ease of a Scott LaFaro or the independence of a Gary Peacock, whose suppleness of lines and powerful drive he retains, Bruno Chevillon reveals the temperament of an experimenter, a follower of the bow, of which he masters the technique, and of an extended range of playing modes (stick, mallets, preparation of strings, resonances, percussion ...) to which he sometimes adds his own voice. This unheard-of desire to make the stage a place of open expression led him to interdisciplinary collaborations, whether it was music for theater or dance (show Face Nord with choreographer Mathilde Monnier in 1991 ) or photography (Œil de Breizh with Guy Le Querrec). It gives birth to Pier Paolo Pasolini ou la rage sublime, a solo recital inspired by poems by the Italian filmmaker regularly given in public.

    Closer to jazz, he began an ongoing relationship with pianist Stéphan Oliva in 1996: after the album “Jade Visions” inspired by Bill Evans' repertoire, both invited Paul Motian to form a trio the following year. Two discs will be born from this meeting: "Fantasm" (2000) and "Interior night" (2001) devoted to the compositions of the drummer. The double bass player also plays with another pianist, François Raulin, in a trio completed by François Corneloup (“Trois plans sur la comète”, Hatology, 2000). It naturally integrates the formation that Oliva and Raulin put together in homage to the music of Lennie Tristano. At the same time, Chevillon participated in the trio formed by Daniel Humair with Marc Ducret (who welcomed Ellery Eskelin in 2001), which he found in the one formed by the guitarist with drummer Eric Echampard ("L'Ombra di Verdi", Screwgun, 1998) .

    While remaining a faithful traveling companion of Louis Sclavis ("The Confrontation of the Pretenders" in 2000), Bruno Chevillon extends in as many groups the relations he maintains with the free thinkers of improvised music: Simple Sound sextet by violinist Régis Huby (2002), trio and quartet of drummer Christophe Marguet, quartet of Michel Portal with Bojan Z , trio with Bernard Lubat and François Corneloup (2005) ... Some of these personalities act, like him, of "defectors" in the field of contemporary music. Thus in 2001, he created with the composer Samuel Sighicelli, Canicule for double bass and sampler at the Présences festival of Radio France. From this collaboration will be born Caravaggio (a quartet which explores the thresholds between contemporary music, improvised, rock, electro, dub) bringing together Samuel Sighicelli, Benjamin de La Fuente, Éric Échampard and BC. Four years later, commissioned by the GRM, it's Nos.20 ans, with accordionist Pascal Contet, improvisation based on INA radio archives, and the shows "... / ... (b) "," Mon Amour "with the dancer and choreographer Christian Rizzo. In the company of clarinetist Jean-Marc Foltz, a new accomplice, he takes part in Stéphan Oliva's imaginary route, creates the group Soffio di Scelsi which is inspired by the work of composer Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), and s' engages in a one-to-one dialogue which gives rise to the release of an album, "This opacity" (Clean Feed) whose title recalls how much, for Bruno Chevillon, music is a matter of mystery to be revealed and linked to tireless need to explore further the depths of his instrument.

    To date, he has recorded around forty records.

    Vincent Bessieres

     

  • Christophe Dubois


    Drummer

    Drummer of Calogero since the Charts, Christophe Dubois is an exceptional musician.
    • Calogero drummer on stage and in studio since 1995.
    • Christophe Dubois also accompanied Thierry Hazard, Jane Birkin, Erik Karol, Fred Château ...

     

  • Christopher Young


    Composer of film music

    A prolific and versatile composer, Christopher Young has signed more than 100 film scores

    One of the foremost talents in film music today, Golden Globe & two-time Emmy nominated composer Christopher Young has scored an impressive number of features in virtually every genre, all with strikingly original music. In October 2020, the Young scored film Sinister (Blumhouse), for director Scott Derrickson, was ranked as the scariest movie of all time. Young had a box-office hit in 2019 with Pet Sematary for Paramount Pictures. This years up-coming crime/thriller The Empty Man for 20th Century Fox/Studios let Young experiment with different musical colors to create a gritty musical landscape. Young retimed with legendary director Sam Raimi on his 50 States Of Fright series on the brand new streaming service, Quibi. These along with over 160 more films embody the work of this prolific composer. Other notable credits include, the spine-tingling Hellraiser, which showcased the composer’s seminal upbringing in horror; the new-techno sound of Swordfish displays his versatility; the resonant, genuine Celtic sounds of The Shipping News display his attention to detail; to the heart-pounding rhythms of Spider-Man 3 are all evidence of his willingness to experiment. Born in Red Bank, New Jersey (birthplace of Count Basie), Young graduated from Massachusetts Hampshire college with a BA in music, and did post-graduate work at North Texas State University before moving to Los Angeles in 1980. At the time, Young was a jazz drummer, a precursor to some of the edgier scores he would later complete. Soon, an introduction to esteemed composer Bernard Herrmann’s movie scores (Vertigo, Citizen Kane) opened up a new world for Young, who was unfamiliar with film scoring. “Here was someone doing everything I wanted to do. I fell in love with the music before I realized that it was written for movies”, said Young.

    He proceeded to take classes at the UCLA Film School, where he studied with famed film composer David Raksin (Laura). His first music that he wrote for class received a negative response from Raksin. The young student was devastated and nearly quit. Raksin would become his greatest mentor. Young met a number of college filmmakers with whom he would later work in the business. One of these filmmakers wrote and directed the student film, The Dorm that Dripped Blood, which Young scored. It became a New Image studio release, providing Young with an early foray into Hollywood. Within a few years, his abilities thrust him to the attention of major studios and directors, including Clive Barker. His talent was recognized with a Saturn Award (given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films) for his unsettling demonic orchestral-and-choral score for Hellbound: Hellraiser II.

    Though Young had built a solid reputation scoring horror and science fiction pictures, Director Jon Amiel recognized that the composer’s talent transcended genre. Amiel entrusted Young to score Warner Bros.’ dramatic thriller, Copycat. The film and score received critical-acclaim and Amiel requested the composer for his follow-up film, the Bill Murray comedy, The Man Who Knew Too Little. Young proved that he could not be pigeonholed by genre. The professional kinship ensued, and they subsequently would work together on the Fox feature, Entrapment and later, The Core.

    During this time, Young scored MGM’s Species, which became a box-office sensation. For his work, he received a Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel nomination for his work. He was firmly established in Hollywood, and his reputation as a multi-talented composer was cemented. His next work was the resonant score for Murder in the First, completing an era marked with major turning points in Young’s career.

    Not wanting to be restricted to features, it was at this time that Young received the first of two Emmy nominations, despite scoring only four telefilms. The nominations were for the dramatic urgency of his music for the fall-of-Saigon film, Last Flight Out and for the smoky jazz of the critically acclaimed HBO picture, Norma Jean & Marilyn.

    When Academy Award winning director Norman Jewison hired Young to score Universal Pictures; The Hurricane, Young officially entered the pantheon of A-list composers. His composition was widely praised, impressing the legendary director, who exclaimed, “I love it…he captures the power and strength of what was happening onscreen”. Later Jewison would personally recommend Young to Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson for the MGM release, Bandits.

    Immediately following Bandits, Young scored the Miramax romantic drama: The Shipping News directed by Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom. Young received both a Critic’s Choice and Golden Globe nomination for this strikingly original work. Earlier in 2001, Young further displayed his versatility with the composition for Warner Bros.’ Swordfish, as he incorporated elements of DJ Paul Oakenfold’s hypnotic trance into his orchestral score.

    Young had established himself as working with the brightest and most-talented directors. Sam Raimi hired Young to score his high profile film The Gift. The relationship would continue to include additional music on Spider-Man 2, scoring The Grudge and The Grudge 2 and scoring Spider-Man 3. Young continued his successful working relationship with Raimi more recently on the thriller Drag Me to Hell.

    Young has also collaborated with Oscar-winning director Curtis Hanson on Wonder Boys starring Michael Douglas and Lucky You starring Drew Barrymore. His other works include the scores for Head Above Water, Beauty Shop starring Queen Latifah, Ghost Rider, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

    Chris kept his momentum going, scored Untraceable starring Diane Lane. Furthermore, Young delved into the dramatic with Sleepwalking starring Charlize Theron. Young worked closely with Theron who was also a co-producer on the film. He then found his way back to his roots in “thrillers” with the action packed Vampire flick Priest. More recently Chris has worked on Black Tulip and the Hunter S. Thompson drama titled The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp.

    Young likes to say that he has two distinct sides: one side that is attracted to abstract ideas and 20th Century music, and the other side that enjoys writing “The great American tune”. That dichotomy serves him perfectly as a film composer, constantly called on to write the most dissonant music for a suspense cue one minute and collaborate with a lyricist on an R&B track (“Give me a Reason” with Dave Hollister for In Too Deep) or a love song (“Against the Wind” with vocalist Lori Perri for Set it Off) the next.

    When not working, Young spends his time delving into a rather eclectic hobby. Though he ascended from the ranks of solely scoring horror and science fiction films, his ongoing fascination with the macabre is evident in his vast collection of jack-o-lanterns, masks and autographs of many horror film stars of the past.

    Christopher Young says he has been blessed with his career so he gives back to the film music community. He has taught a film scoring class at USC for over ten years, a two-term past president of The Film Music Society, and the president of the Madrid Film Music Festival in Spain.