Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kaiser Chiefs , Franz Ferdinand , Keziah Jones... @ TARATATA Oct 25th 2008

French tv show TARATATA @ Plaine St Denis just outside Paris with many good bands tonight :
1st recording : Keziah Jones, Franz Ferdinand , Katerine , Sporto Kantes , Miliana
2nd recording : Kaiser Chiefs , Amadou & Mariam , Grace , Alister .

Katerine + Franz ferdinand ( left ) Setlist but not in the right order.

Taratata is a french Jools Holland, there is only one set , a band is playing a song or two and while technicians are changing the set up there are interviews.
First on is Keziah Jones playing his new single and then he's playing a couple of minutes of a few songs on his own ( see setlist above ).
I talk to the bass player and he told me that they were going on tour straight after this tv show, the bus is park outside. Hugghhh !!!
Then Franz Ferdinand with " Hulysees", Katerine is doing a duet with them on Blondie's "Call me", Katerine's english is crap but he's a funny bloke so that's ok; The interview with them is also very funny.
French band Sporto kantes are playing their hit song then we have unsigned band Miliana.

There is a 5 min break and they are recording the second show.
Went backstage to meet my friends , Franz Ferdinand & Kaiser Chiefs dressing rooms are next to each other. We don't see FF but the guys from KC are fooling around and playing football, these guys are really nice and you can see that they are really enjoying themselves, and they FUCKING ROCK .

Saw the second recording with the technicians and a few VIPs , big mistake , we are far from the stage with cameras in front of us and the sound is low and shitty. the best seats are with the audience in the stalls.
Kaiser Chiefs are really good with their single but the second song , a cover of MGMT is crap. Grace is a gorgeous woman but her music is really average nevertheless she did a good version of Stevie Wonder's " I wish " with Amadou & Mariam. There is also a stunning black girl doing backing vocals with her.
Last artist to perform is french singer Alister with his latest single ( a good pop rock song ) he then plays a very good cover of " A whiter shade of Pale" on piano with a clarinet (? ) player.

Back to the backstage area for a drink ( or two ) it's past midnight and it's time to go home.
Once again , very nice evening.

More TV shows ( and proper gigs )are coming this week :
Oct 26th Bashung @ Elysée Montmartre .
Oct 27th Kaiser Chiefs @ Album de la semaine
Oct 27th The Killers , Vampire Weekend + others @ Taratata
Oct 28th The Kills @ Bataclan , the Killers @ Nouveau Casino ( Private show ), Beck , Katie Melua + others @ One shot not tv show; The Virgins, Snow Patrol , James Morrison + others @ Taratata .
Oct 29th : Franz Ferdinand , Santogold , Alena Diane + others @ One Shot Not ; Razorlight , James Hunter + others @ Taratata.
Busy week see ya there ...