PARIS COMBO

Paris combo - Biography

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 mischievous vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo have struck a chord with critics and audiences alike for their fun-loving mix of jazz, cabaret, gypsy, French pop and Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms.

After 20 tours of the USA, including two sell-out concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Paris Combo is on tour all over the world in 2015. Subtle, sophisticated, sassy yet seductive, Paris Combo is back with a new collection of songs, the aptly titled “5”, as well as all their favorites, such as “Living Room,” “Señor” and “Sous la Lune”.

Belle du Berry, guitarist Potzi and drummer François first performed together in Paris as members of a quirky retro revue, “Les Champêtres de Joie” which went on to collaborate at the closing ceremony of the Albertville Winter Olympic Games in 1992. Du Berry and Australian-born trumpeter-pianist David Lewis met while performing together at the “Cabaret Sauvage” and with the arrival of bassist Mano in 1995 the group began to hone their sound playing in cafés and barges along the Seine under the name “Paris Combo”.

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Jazz Weekly

They’ve gone through a couple changes since they’ve last recorded over 6 years ago, but the Paris Combo finally got around to releasing their 5th album. The glorious mix of gypsy, jazz, cabaret and pop provided by Belle du Berry/voc, Potzi/g, Francois Jeannin/dr David Lewis/tp-fh-p and Emmanuel Chabbey/b is still exciting to hear. Ms du Berry’s saucy voice is in excellent form hear on buoyant pieces like “Je Te Vois Partout” and “Lux.” Potzi’s guitar mixes Depression Era two beat “Hot Jazzz” and Iberian rhythms with Left Bank sensibilities on “Morphee” and “Les Cailloux Blancs,” and Lewis’ growling jungle rhythmed horn work adds an extra dash of nighclub pop to the atmosphere

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Discography

5

5

Ta-Dah Music/10H10 by Cristal Records/Sony (France) DRG/eOne (USA)
2014

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Motifs

Motifs

Universal / Polydor
2005

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Attraction

Attraction

Universal / Polydor
2001

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Live

Live

Universal /Polydor
2000

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Paris Combo

Paris Combo

Universal / Polydor
2000

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Living Room

Living Room

Universal / Polydor
1999

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