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Before Bach chapter 2 is an atypical musical project between the rock blues of Rodolphe Burger, the traditional breton tone of Erik Marchand and the electric oud of Mehdi Haddab, the perfect example of cultural mixing.

The '' Before Bach chapter 2 '' project brings together Erik Marchand and Rodolphe Burger both share a taste for the unusual and the singular. Erik is a 'master' of Traditional Breton song with a well documented passion for the music of the Balkans. Rodolphe, rock and blues singer and guitarist, producer and creator of the band Kat Onoma and the label 'Derniere Bande '.

In their quest for unusual sounds and arrangements they launched the '' Before Bach '' project in 2004. A daring project to reveal the universitality of traditional music beyond the barriers of langage. The gamble has paid off and they have opened the doors to a new '' genre '' halfway between two worlds.

The album ''Glück Auf!'', enriched with rythm section, has taken them to a common ground, a new territory of expression where the well-honed modal music of Erik Marchand collides with Rodolphe Burger's rock and blues.

In 2019 the two return deeper again into the mines to extract new ideas, new exchanges projecting a new light on the relationship between Breton song and the energy of Rock and Roll.

GLÜCK AUF! Before Bach chapitre 2 in Video :

Last Albums

Before Bach (2004)

Nouvel album à paraître:
 Glück Auf! ( 2020)

Label Dernière Bande

Line Up :

Erik Marchand : vocals

Rodolphe Burger : electrical guitar and vocals

Mehdi Haddab : electrical oud

Arnaud Dieterlen : drums

Julien Perraudeau : bass

Pauline Willerval : gadulka and vocals

Christophe Olivier : lights

Léo Spiritof : sounds

The press speaks about it. :

  • " Quand le rock, le blues, le chant traditionnel breton et les sons hallucinants du oud électrique se rencontrent, ça vous remue jusqu’au fond de l’âme, ça vous met des fourmis dans les jambes, ça vous fait tutoyer les anges ! » -
    Jean Marc Imbert - LE PETIT ECHO DE LA MODE
  • " Before Bach s’impose comme l’une des rencontres les plus passionnantes entre le chant traditionnel et le rock." - Sylvie Hamon - ETHNOTEMPOS
  • " Before Bach est un pari sur l’universalité des musiques traditionnelles bien au delà des barrières du langage. Une collaboration qui ouvre une porte sur un genre à part, à mi-chemin entre deux univers."Margot Seban - RFI Musique

 

Scenic references :

TNB, Rennes (FR) - Festival Transmusicales, Rennes (FR) - Festival Panoramas, Morlaix (FR) - Le Quartz Scène Nationale, Brest (FR) - Festival des Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix (FR) - Théâtre de Cornouaille, Quimper (FR) - Festival La Filature, Mulhouse (FR) - Festival Celtiwelch, Fréland (FR) - Festival Le Run ar Puns, Châteaulin (FR) - Festival Tempo Rives, Angers (FR) - Festival Couleurs du Monde, à Langonnet (FR).....

Next Concerts:

Date Places Hour City More info
28/01/21 La Bouche d'Air 20:00 Nantes (44) infos
29/01/21 Festival SONS D'HIVER - POC 20:00 Allfortville (94) infos
16/02/21 Transversales 19:00 Verdun (55) infos
14/04/21 Paul B 20:30 Massy (91) infos
16/04/21 La Passerelle 20:00 Saint-Brieuc (22) infos
25/07/21 Domaine de la Roche Jagu 18:00 Ploezal (22) infos

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