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Five albums and two decades spent criss-crossing the globe, playing to enthusiastic audiences from Paris to Sao Paulo and Berlin to Istanbul, have enabled France’s Paris Combo to create a unique cosmopolitan sound, establishing the band as one of the most piquant, intriguing groups on the international music scene. Fronted by the charismatic vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo have struck a chord with critics and audiences alike for their fun-loving mix of swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French pop and Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms.
The mainstream success of their second album “Living Room” (2000) gave the group a unique status as a French indie band capable of drawing crowds not only in France, where the album went gold, but all over the world, and particularly in Australia and the USA where they have chalked up over twenty tours.
Returning to performing in 2011 after a five-year hiatus, the group made their US comeback at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and went on to release their fifth album, simply entitled “5.” Media response to “5” was enthusiastic and in 2013-14, they sold out venues across the country with their first US tours in a decade and a return to Australia in 2015.
The next Paris Combo opus was recorded in June 2016 at Labomatic studios in Paris with star French producers Dominique Blanc-Francard & Bénédicte Schmitt (Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy, Camille…). In the meantime, their busy touring schedule will take their seductive musical cocktail as far afield as Australia and China as well as to European capitals.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“My favorite French cultural export of the past decade” – Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times
“Marvelously eclectic” – LA Times