Would you like to see Les Gets in a different light?
Well, prepare for the second annual Lounge Music Festival from 16th to 19th August 2012. Stroll through the village following the sound of music emanating from different locations in and around the village including many of the bars and restaurants.
A varied programme offering thirty, free concerts has been arranged: from blues to jazz, swing to gospel, all performed by local and international artists.
The week will be rocking thanks to the high calibre of artists, both groups and soloists, that have been invited to perform: Cisco Herzhaft, one of the last true « blues-pickers », Adrian Byron Burns and Jumpin’ to the West Side, a young group, who were awarded the ‘Young Talent’ Award at the Cognac Blues Passion Festival in 2010.
For music lovers, particularly guitar aficionados, Cisco is holding a ‘Blues Conference’ and offering a free ‘guitar picking’ master class, open to the general public.
Young spectators and musicians will also be spoilt for choice. A varied programme offering a multitude of free activities - such as musical instrument making or organizing a performance is on offer. It is also an ideal opportunity for parents to relax and take a pause and allow themselves to unwind at the free massage stand!
A week of relaxing family fun not to be missed. Be in Les Gets from the 16th to 19th August for this second edition of the Lounge Music Festival.
Blues / Folk / Fingerpicking / Boogie / Ragtime guitar
INSTRUMENTS / MUSICIANS : Vocals / Guitar – SOLO
Cisco Herzhaft is an exceptional French artist who has performed folk and blues all over the world! He is regarded as one of the last authentic acoustic “blues-pickers” and recognised as being a pioneer of blues music in France.
He draws inspiration from musicians like Big Bill Brozy, Big Joe Williams and Doc Watson and played with John Lee Hooker in the 1970s. He has developed a richly personal, folk blues style and performs with great feeling. His interesting career path, enriched by inspirational meetings along the way, create a great atmosphere and encourages listeners to join him on his musical journey.
Cisco will join us from Memphis in America where he is participating in the International Blues Challenge.
Web site : www.cisco-herzhaft.com
Video Solo : Down in 61 highway (Dobro)
Video Solo : Cookin' the boogie
Video Solo : Mean dirty street
JUMPIN’ TO THE WEST SIDE
SWING BLUES SOUL ELECTRIC
Guitar and vocals / Guitar and vocals / Bass / Drummer- QUARTET
The different but complementary influences of the two guitarists are evident in both the name and music of Jumpin’ to the West Side. Alexis, who loves west coast blues and swing and jazz, draws inspiration from T Bone Walker, Alex Schultx, Rod Piazza and Junior Watson, whereas Thibault, strongly influenced by musicians such as Lurrie Bell, Jimmy Johnson, Otis Rush, Albert King, Buddy Guy or Syl Johnson brings the west side sounds of Chicago and the soul and blues of Memphis into the equation. “Jump to the West Side’s” style was born from the convergence of different technical and musical influences enhanced by rhythms, with their roots in Mississippi blues, (from Lonj) and soul and Chicago blues from Bastian. With numerous concerts and festivals to their name, the members of Jumpin’ to the West Side were awarded the ‘Young Talent’ award at the Cognac Blues Passion Festival in 2010 and building on that success they produced their first album “No Kidding”.
Web site : http://www.jumpintothewestside.com/
Video : Live 1
Vidéo : Live 2
SIROP D’LA RUE
FRENCH SONGS / SWING
Vocals/Guitar/Guitar – TRIO
Thrill to the energy and vitality of Le Sirop D’la rue as they inspire listeners with their gipsy jazz and Romany-style music. The trio reinvents these enduring styles and perform their music with a modern, contemporary twist, much appreciated by today’s audiences. You would think, from Stephanie’s exceptionally convincing interpretations, that she was the original author. Le Sirop D’la rue, brings to mind great singers who were above all great musical interpreters making music come alive for their audiences. Sirop D’la rue has an interesting and original repertoire. Come and see it for yourself!
GIPSY JAZZ / SWING
Vocals / Guitar / Guitar – QUINTET
The style of this band, established by two guitarists Sammy Dib, a talented soloist, and Alex Saintives, a stoical rhythm musician, is pure instrumental expression. In time, they introduced a rhythm section: Benjamin “Benji” Riggi (percussion and drums) and Nico Penz (doublebass). The duo became an explosive quartet!
At the end of 2009, their lineup was completed with the addition of Cyril Zardé, a talented violinist whose presence cements the crazy compositions of the group : The Désaccordés were born !
Web site : http://www.myspace.com/les_desaccordes
Video : Live 1
MIKE GREENE & MAGIC BUCK
FOLK / ROOTS / BLUES
Vocals/ Guitar / Guitar – DUO
Mike Green and Magic Buck met on a festival stage alongside David Evans in 2008. They collaborated on more and more musical projects and finally set up their own band - Medicine Men.
Medicine Men is an acoustic group playing joyous and ironic blues music. Their repertoire combines re-mixes of the best of Mike and Buck’s original material with American music classics which they both enjoy singing in harmony.
Web site : http://www.myspace.com/mikejaygreene
Web site : http://www.myspace.com/magicbuckblues
Video : Little Red Rooster
Vidéo : No Expectation
Vidéo : Southern Wind
ACOUSTIC GOSPEL MUSIC
Vocals/Vocals/Guitar and Piano – TRIO
GOSPEL ANGEL have been making hearts beat faster and churches come alive throughout the Rhone Alpes and Swiss Romande region since 2005. Their performance combines traditional gospel and negro spiritual music with adapted, ‘colorful gospel’ in the form of segments from modern Pop and Soul artists (U2, Pete Gabriel, Gorillaz….).
Vocals / Vocals / Guitar and Piano – TRIO
This dynamic, acoustic trio will appeal to all musical tastes with their eclectic repertoire ranging from the coolness of jazz swing through the heat of Latino music to the explosion of Rock!
The musicians: Sophie with her sizzling vocals blowing hot and cold, supported on rhythm and bass by Lionel. Thierry on guitar, vocals and sax for subtle improvisation.
Video : COMPIL’
Vidéo : Hommage Aretha Franklin