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  • Gérard Prévost


    Bassist - Director - Arranger

    What a career! He started out with Coluche at a time when Coluche was doing music shows (he resumed this role in Antoine de Caunes' film about Coluche). Then he worked with Renaud, Gainsbourg, and the Gypsy Kings. He is one of the founders of Le Grand Orchestra du Splendid.

    Gérard Prévost had his first taste of rock with Chaussettes Noires, and of jazz with Miles Davis. He then made the natural progression to jazz-rock fusion in the 1970s (ZAO, Transit Express, David Rose, etc.).

    Accompanying a number of singer-songwriters, such as Les Enfants Terribles, Maxime Le Forestier and Yves Simon, gave him the opportunity to meet Coluchee and found Le Grand Orchestre du Splendid.

    In the 1980s he became director and arranger for Renaud, Odeurs, Bijou, and finally, the Gipsy Kings, with whom he worked for 14 years.

    In 2002 he returned to the jazz scene, starting a trio with Stéphane Guéry (guitarist), who introduced him to Arbon. And the journey continues with studio and live work. He was involved in the recording of two of Arbon's albums and the subsequent tours, Etre et avoir été, in 2005, and Il pleut au Paradis, in 2007.

     

     

     

  • Guy Marchand


    Singer - Musician - Comedian

    Actor, singer and multi-talented French musician who plays piano, saxophone and clarinet. His preferences are jazz, blues and tango.

    Guy Marchand was born in Paris and grew up there until his military service.

    While studying at the lycée Voltaire in Paris, he played clarinet at night in the clubs around Saint-Germain-des-Prés.


    He began his military service as a reserve officer at the airborne school in Pau, and in 1962 was posted as a sublieutenant (trained paratrooper) to the airborne regiment, which was part of the Air Transport Group (GLA1) at Montigny-lès-Metz.


    This experience led to his posting with the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) as a liaison officer during the war in Algeria. For a time he served with the French Foreign Legion.


    In his capacity as a paratroop officer, he was one of the technical advisors on the 1962 film, The Longest Day. This paved the way for his entry into the world of cinema.

    Guy Marchand is also blessed with the beautiful voice of a crooner and tasted his first musical success with La Passionata, a hit in the summer of 1965. Several equally successful albums and singles followed, but he also loves tango music, and in 1982 he sang Destinée on the soundtrack for Les Sous-doués en Vacances and Le père Noël est une Ordure.


    Indeed, Guy Marchand would say, in his usual good humour, that Destinée, along with the Avec le PMU on joue comme on aime advert, were his most important contributions to French culture. After his appearance as a paratrooper in The Longest Day, he acted alongside Lino Ventura and Brigitte Bardot in Robert Enrico's Boulevard du Rhum.

    His cinema career is peppered with support roles, one of which, the deputy to Lino Ventura's inspector in Claude Miller's Garde à Vue, earned him a César award for best supporting actor in 1982.


    That same year, he had a part in Nestor Burma, the tale of the tough detective, which was first played by Michel Serrault and then by Guy Marchand himself nearly ten years later in the television series of the same name. His performance in Coup de Torchon alongside Philippe Noiret was also admired, along with his roles as a bad-tempered husband in Cousin, Cousine and as a cynical car mechanic in L'Été en Pente Douce.

    As well as being an expert parachutist, Guy Marchand is a boxer, a horse rider, a polo player, and a Simca 1000 rally car driver with Star Racing Team. In 2007, his autobiography, Le Guignol des Buttes-Chaumont, was published, and he married Adelina, a young Siberian security officer whom he met in Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport.

    Previously he had been married to the actress, Béatrice Chatelier, his fictional wife in Les sous-doués en vacances. After his autobiography he wrote two novels: Un rasoir dans les mains d'un singe, in 2008, and Le soleil des enfants perdus, in 2011, which was awarded the Jean Nohain prize in 2012. Also in 2012 he returned to music with the release of the album, Chansons de ma jeunesse, in which he interprets classic French songs.

     

  • I Munoz/Vigilante


    Electronic music artist & Djs

    Ivan Munoz, aka Vigilante, is an industrial artist in South America. With his mix of electronic and metal, he has been able to conquer audiences of Chile and the world.

    Currently he has released 3 albums, The Heroes Code (2005), A War of Ideas (2007) and The New Resistance (2011) as well as 3 EPs, Juicio Final (2006), Prison Break (2010) and Army of Time (2011) and on DVD + CD Life is a Battlefield in countries such as Germany, Russia, Argentina and Japan as well as being distributed both physically and digitally throughout the world. During their five European Tours, they have performed their music in many countries, including: Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, France, Portugal, Italy, Norway and Spain.

    In 2006 and 2010, Vigilante achieved being the only Chilean musician to participate in one of the world's biggest festivals, known as Wave Gotik Treffen, held in Germany. In 2008, Vigilante was the supporting band for Nine Inch Nails in Chile.

    His work has had him collaborating and sharing the stage with some of the most influential bands in the Industrial music scene, including: Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Strapping Young Lad, Suicide Commando, SITD, Die Krupps, VNV Nation, Funker Vogt, Agonoize, Soman, Birmingham 6, Hanin Elias, Tyske Ludder, Clan of Xymox, Siva Six, The Dreamside, Dope Stars Inc., XP8 and XPQ-21.

    At last, Vigilante was promoting his latest productions and preparing what was becoming his 4th album, called The New Resistance with guest stars from bands like Ministry, Leæther Strip, Strapping Young Lad, Atari Teenage Riot, Birmingham 6 and more.

     

  • Jean Fauque


    Composer - Singer

    French lyricist, singer and composer who has worked with Alain Bashung, Jacques Dutronc, Johnny Hallyday, Patricia Kaas, Isabelle Boulay, LuzCasal, Marc Lavoine and Vanessa Paradis.

    Jean Fauque has worked with Alain Bashung on numerous albums, from Novice in 1989 through to L'imprudence in 2002. Among the albums are Osez Joséphine, Ma petite Entreprise and La nuit je mens. At Victoires de la Musique 2005, Fantaisie Militaire was voted the best album of the last twenty tears.

    Jean Fauque has also written songs for many other performers, including Jacques Dutronc, Johnny Hallyday, Patricia Kaas, Isabelle Boulay, LuzCasal, Marc Lavoine, Dolly, Aston Villa, Guesch Patti, Anggun, Alizée, Eva Marchal and Vanessa Paradis.

     

     

  • Jean-Claude Auclin


    Cellist

    Jean- Claude Auclin is a cellist who benefited in the best teachings of the French school of cello.

    Jean-Claude Auclin is a cellist who has benefited from the best cello teaching in France.

    At the age of 9 he began his musical studies at Bourges and a few years later was awarded a Licence de Concert by the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (Ivan Chiffoleau's class) before obtaining first prize for cello playing (Maurice Gendron and Roland Pidoux' class) and first prize for chamber music (Jean Mouilère's class) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.

    After spending three years with the Opéra he joined Radio France's philharmonic orchestra in 1994, performing all over the world under the direction of a number of highly esteemed composers.

    Jean-Claude Auclin is also a member of the AGA string trio with Cécile Agator and Sophie Groseil from Radio France. He has been involved in a number of soundtrack recordings in Paris' biggest studios.

    His passion for music crosses all genres and styles. He has played and recorded with Uté Lemper, Françis Cabrel, Laurent Voulzy, Alain Souchon, Julian Lennon, Florent Pagny, Zazie, Michel Delpech, Jane Birkin, Hélène Ségara, and performed on stage with the Brazilian singer Rolando Faria (Les Étoiles) and the guitarist Jérôme Degey.

  • Jean-Claude Petit


    Composer - Orchestrator

    Jean-Claude Petit is a French pianist, composer and arranger.

    After playing with some of the jazz greats during his teens (Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Clarke, etc.), he left the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris with first place in harmony, fugue and counterpoint, and in 1966, entered the world of variety performance. Here he wrote and arranged for Julien Clerc, Serge Lama, Claude François, Mink Deville, Joan Baez, Michel Sardou, Alain Souchon, Sylvie Vartan, Jairo, Mort Shuman and Gilbert Bécaud.

    In the cinema he began to work as musical ghostwriter for Michel Magne. He sold the rights for his 1976 electronic pop album to the director, Alejandro Jodorowsky, so that the music could be used as the sound track for the film, Tusk.

    He was responsible for the music on Jean de Florette and Manon des sources, by Claude Berri, and on Cyrano de Bergerac, by Jean-Paul Rappeneau. Cyrano de Bergerac brought him a César and a Victoire de la Musique award in 1991.

    Jean-Claude Petit has also composed, produced and played on jazz rock alums, such as Babel, with the guitarist, Philip Catherine, and The Best of all Possible Worlds, with Celmar Engel.

    In June 2013 he was elected president of the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music. In 2014 he penned his first opera, Colomba, which was adapted from the novel by Prosper Mérimée and performed at the Opéra Municipal de Marseille. In 2015 he worked on the song, Le Secret Perdu, which is the first single from the 10th album by Pascal Obispo.

     

  • Jean-Félix Lalanne


    Guitarist - Composer

    Jean-Félix Lalanne is a guitarist, songwriter and film composer

    When someone mentions the career of Jean-Félix Lalanne, "extremely gifted guitarist" is the phrase that invariably comes to mind. He had his first guitar at 11 and was performing solo concerts within the year. He even shared a stage with Marcel Dadi who would later become his mentor. This collaboration brought the two of them to the Olympia itself in 1988.

    At 14, after an album recorded in public, Jean-Félix joined the ranks of the elite guitarists at the Guitar Academy in Marseilles. Shortly afterwards he obtained his Licence de Concert for classical guitar and began teaching at the Academy.

    At 17 he undertook his first musical project - an original and complex solo album which included nocturnes, waltzes, and some of Chopin's chants polonais.

    His musical prowess did not stop there. He studied the art of orchestration, something which has always held a fascination for him. He also became an arranger/producer (Bonnie Tyler, Chimène Badie, Maxime Leforestier, Hélène Ségara, Lara Fabian and Amaury Vassily).

    It was only natural that his first symphony saw the light of day when he was just 20 years old. The 'Symphonie Romantique' was performed by RTBF's Philharmonic Orchestra during the guitar festival at Liège (RTBF is a TV/radio broadcaster for the French speaking community in Belgium). Other concertos and symphonies would follow - some were performed at festivals in Europe and the USA.

    After this came a period of industry-wide recognition: in 1986 he was nominated for the soundtrack of 'Le Passage' (The passage), starring Alain Delon, at the 'Victoires de la Musique' (French music awards ceremony), then in 2004 for René Manzor's 'Dédales' (Labyrinth). In 2010 he was appointed Chevalier in France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

    Here was a man who could turn his hand to anything: conductor, instrumentalist, composer, writer, arranger and producer. He was effectively defining a musical path for himself that would be impossible to pigeonhole.

    To date, the artist for whom "playing is like the beating of a butterfly's wings" has recorded over 26 albums. He has crossed guitars with the likes of John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and Doc Watson.

    Over the course of his collaborations, Jean-Félix Lalanne has never stopped experimenting with new ideas. After bringing together a host of singers and musicians for his 'Autour de la guitare' (Around the guitar) album with Polydor, he decided to organise a concert of the same name. It was not only that some of the greatest singers and guitarists from all over the world were on the bill, it was the fact that there were also dancers, comedians and artists, making it an event that was appreciated by both the spectators and the performers alike.

    The autumn of 2007 marked a turning point for the 'Autour de la guitare' concept with the release of a TF1 (French television channel) DVD box set containing recordings of the 2003, the 2006 and the 2007 concerts. The concerts of 2008 and March 2011 would in turn be released as videos.

    In 2005 his passion for symphonic music caught up with him again. He wrote 'La Symphonie Astrale', a new orchestral piece consisting of 12 movements, each representing the signs of the zodiac. The originality of this symphony stood out because of its soloist trio of harp, piano and of course, guitar. After writing parts for the instruments of the Shanghai Chinese Traditional orchestra, he performed the piece alongside Lyon's Symphony Orchestra during a tour of China.

     

  • Jean-Luc Escriva


    Writer-Composer-Interpreter

    Author , composer and performer Jean -Luc Escriva cultivated Pop Folk style and works a bit like a craftsman. When he records his tracks , he never does the same for both instruments as choirs . It makes no copy / paste !

    Met with Stevie Wonder in Paris. His first album was made with Larry Gittens (Stevie Wonder's tumpet player), Claude Salmiéri, Manu Katche, Bernard Paganotti, Michel Gaucher, Bernard Arcadio, André Ceccarelli and Stevie Wonder himself on the harmonica.

    Had 2 singles produced by Mischa Aznavour /Djanik Music/the Expand Music group.

    Singer and choral director for Wonderlove (Stevie Wonder's band), Kool and the Gang, Vanessa Paradis, Richard Gotainer and Henri Salvador.

    Creator/producer of radio jingles and advert music (Chérie FM, Hollywood Chewing Gum, Muratti).

    Currently very visible on the net and in the process of recording a new album with song titles such as 'J'ai envie de respirer' (I need to breathe), 'Un monde plus juste remix' (A fairer world remix) and 'The girl I saw yesterday'.