PARIS COMBO in Concert

JUNE 11, 7.30PM
AT THE MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

‘My favorite French cultural export of the decade.’ Seattle Times


After continuously touring Europe, 20 tours of the USA, including two sell-out concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, French quintet Paris Combo returns to Australia for the first time in over a decade.

Delightfully cosmopolitan and seductively swinging, Paris Combo is as diverse and sophisticated as the city from which the band hails. Combining Gypsy swing with elements of flamenco, chanson and alt-cabaret, the quintet mixes in Latin and North African rhythms for good measure. Holding all the diverse elements together is the sprightly vocalist Belle du Berry, who’s joined by Australian trumpeter/keyboardist David Lewis, jazz bassist Emmanuel Chabbey, French drummer François Jeannin, and Potzi, an Algerian Gypsy guitarist whose virtuosic style and natty appearance recalls Django Reinhardt.

Formed in the early 1990s, the group had its origin in the retro review Champêtres de Joie, which performed in the historic Berry Zèbre cinema in Paris’ Belleville district and collaborated with renowned choreographer Philippe Decouflé at the closing ceremony of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

ABOUT PARIS COMBO
Australian born trumpeter, pianist, producer and arranger David Lewis first met chanteuse and now partner Belle du Berry in 1994 when they were both performing in a revue called ‘Cabaret Sauvage’ in a Spiegeltent in Paris. After one of the shows Belle invited David to listen to her group La Belle Equipe with Potzi on guitar and Francois Jeannin on drums, at the legendary dance hall, Le Balajo. David describes the venue as "like something from the pre-war years, although a lot of the dancers were young and seemed to be part of a tribe in Paris recreating the style and music of the rebel Zazou movement from the 1940’s and 50’s”

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