Long before being called “La Gruthe” by the members of a band he hadn’t even met, Bertrand used to sing mostly folk and protest songs, and sometimes very rude ones. But that was a long long time ago, back in high school… Wow, we’re not getting any younger. Well come to think of it, Bertrand isn’t getting any younger! It’s only later on that Bertrand got hooked on the blues. And after that, he fell madly in love with Telecasters. It’s amazing how he’s always ready to tickle the ears of all types of crowds. THE BANDE actually started that way. For his birthday, Bertrand and a couple of friends got together to play some music. From that moment on, they never stopped. And since he’s the one singing, he gets to pick the songs, haha!
ERIC MASSARELLI DIT MASSA, DIT LA RELLI, DIT LA CHAUSSETTE
Massa is Route 66, the emperor of yogurt, the lumberjack of Perigord, and the highway to summer vacation. When he begins a six-string riff, everyone wonders “Kiss ree chards?”… So watch out for your ears (best case scenario)! For 25 years, he’s gone from swing to rock’n’roll, playing with different bands, creating shows… With The Bande, we play great music in a good atmosphere and we never forget dinnertime… so Eric should be sticking around. translate russian into english
Stéphane Poison is here incognito. In his garage, there are buttons that light up all over the place. A big believer of electronic music, a well-known DJ, one might ask what the f*** he’s doing with a shady group like us. Of course everyone knows he loves bass. But we also know that he’s not the best at being close-minded. The most reasonable explanation, the one that nails you to the spot? “La Poise” is yet another victim of the spirit of camaraderie – which given the current times – is pretty disgusting.
BORIS REHLINGER DIT LA LINGETTE
So the Legend says that La Lingette’s harmonicas are made with a wood that can only be found under a unicorn’s hoof. The Legend also says that he only agrees to fart in pre-war microphones (without indicating which war). So when “La Lingette” starts breathing into his thingy, you keep quiet… You might even shed a tear. Nevertheless, what’s not a legend is that after 10 years without playing the harmonica, he picked it up again to sing happy birthday to his friend. And that’s how The Bande all started, which puts a real smile on your face.
Worthy offspring of all musical savageries put together, La Trouille would have the right to not give a sh**. But the civilizing power of The Bande is producing its effect and the rock is being shaped and shined. One might even say that the double bass drum pedal is about to enter the catalogue of musical instruments for lullabies. But that’s just a way of putting things into perspective. It’s not child’s play either
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