Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Marie - Flore , Mina Tindle , Gaspard Royant , Mélanie Pain @ Fleche d' Or Paris Jan 13th 2009

" Live French & Folk " that's the name of this evening's concerts with 4 french artists @ La Fleche d' Or in Paris.
As you can guess they're French and they're playing Folk Rock, in English please .
All bands are playing 5-6 songs for 30 min .

First artist on stage is Gaspard Royant , very good acoustic set from this french singer singing in perfect english , so many frenchies are so ridiculous singing in english, not tonight.
Gaspard is playing with a drummer and a piano player to nice affect.
Check his myspace for more :
Here's a video from the show :
Gaspard Royant

Then we have the lovely Marie - Flore, i came tonight specially for her . I first saw her when she opened for Mark Lanegan & Isobell Campbell last month.
Alone with her guitar and some home made loops , she looks frail and shy but her soft voice and guitar playing is full of feelings. She reminds me of early Cat Power.
Sooo good , check my past review with pictures here:
Check her myspace ( with my video from the Trabendo ) here:
Couldn't take any pictures as she played most of her set in the dark but here's a video :

Next to play is Mina Tindle with her Pop Folk rock, Jp Nataf is on banjo , another french girl who has listen too many times to Cat Power ( there's a piano too ) but it's better than listening to bon jovi, don't you think so ?
Another nice set in a very good english.
Check her myspace :
And video from the show :
Mina Tindle

Last singer tonight is Melanie Pain ( another girl we're lucky tonight ) she used to sing with Nouvelle Vague.
Can't say that she's singing Folk rock. Her music is more Pop. Singing in english & french.
She has a soft voice, sounding a bit like Emilie Simon.
Instead of using samples she's using a home made vinyl with her music that she 's playing on a old player. that's a very good idea honey...
Check her myspace :
Video from the show :

Melanie Pain
I usually don't go out to see unknown bands or artists , i'm such a lazy sod , but i should do this more often. All bands were really good and they were FRENCH , such a nice surprise.