Hello la France!October 12, 2010
Pierre has been invited to participate in L'Integrale Brassens, a week-long celebration of Brassens, during which the singer's discography is performed from start to finish, by over 30 musicians from all over the world. Pierre will play a short set on October 18 accompanied by his uncle, the virtuosic guitarist Yves de Gaillande. Pierre will also do duets with Sandrine Devienne on Tuesday October 19, and with Bruno Granier on Saturday October 23rd. Pierre and Yves will also perform on October 29 at Espace Georges Brassens, the museum dedicated to Georges Brassens in his hometown of Sete on the mediterranean coast. Check HERE for details and come see us in France!
The Bad Reputation book version is finally here! Barbes Records and Ugly Duckling Presse will release a very special, limited edition box set containing an illustrated book of Pierre's translations of Brassens poems, as well as a new 7" vinyl release of two Bad Reputation songs, and the Bad Reputation CD. To celebrate this gorgeous release, Bad Reputation will host a tribute concert for Georges Brassens at 92Y Tribeca on December 17. Among the very special guests will be Joel Favreau, legendary French guitarist who accompanied Georges Brassens himself on recordings and in live appearances throughout the 1970's. Pierre and the band are beside themselves. Also taking the stage to pay tribute the mustached one will be talented singer-songstress Dawn Landes and others. Get your tickets before it sells out!
This August, French channel TV5 aired a segment on Bad Reputation in their US news segment called "Rendez-Vous d'Amerique." Watch it HERE.
Bad Reputation plays their beloved Brooklyn hole-in-the wall, Barbes, on October 8. They will be trying out some new adaptations of Brassens favorites, so don't miss it.
Bad Reputation played in the open air on 60th Street in Manhattan, for a large French, American and generally New York crowd at the Bastille Day celebration concert on July 11 at FIAF . See pictures HERE. And felicidades to Spain for their momentous victory. We were able to finish our show just in time to watch the World Cup finals!
The much-awaited Bad Reputation full-length album was released June 8th on Barbes Records in New York and worldwide. Get yours now from VERMILLION MUSIC.
The release of Bad Reputation has garnered a lot of recent press interest, including a great segment on PRI's The World See other great interviews and CD reviews in French and English HERE.
Buy or download the music of BAD REPUTATION, THE SNOW, and MELOMANE on VERMILLION MUSIC, CDBABY, iTUNES, and Rhapsody.