Born in Lille, France, on October 11 1968 (the day the Beatles were recording « Savoy Truffle » during the White Album sessions), my grandfather being a guitar player and a Woody Guthrie fan, and my elder brother a musician and composer with whom I made my first musical steps, I took up a few bass guitar lessons in the early 1980’s, played in a few bands, then began playing guitar by myself circa 1988 as an accompaniment to my sung lyrics.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
The first concert I went to was Téléphone a famous french band in Lille with my brother Olivier and a friend in 1982.
But I think the most memorable gigs I ever saw was Ryuichi Sakamoto in Lille in the early 90's, David Bowie in Belgium in 1990 during the Sound & Vision Tour, Frank Tovey in Paris in 1991 and Mike Scott in Belgium in 1996 for the "Bring'em all in" Tour.
What gear do you use?
I have a Takamine electro-acoustic guitar . EN28 model.
I have also a dulcimer and a beautiful Prudencio Saez spanish guitar.
I dream one day I have a old vintage "Guild"acoustic guitar.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I grew up with pop and folk music, but I love brasilian music too, especially Bossa Nova.
But my influences are Pop, Folk and Rock music.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
You can see my bio and hear my music here :
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
It will be a pure honor to jam with Jim White and sing with him songs like "A perfect day to chase tornadoes" or "Chrismas Day" and many others...
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
I notably had the privilege to open for Noir Désir in Brussels, Pierre Benssussan in Lille and Johan Asherton in Paris.
But the biggest audience was certainly in 1993 at the Dour Festival in Belgium with a band called SIster Friction.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?