“The HeadShakers likes music that touches the body without missing the soul.”

Understand, then, that these French headbangers’ next album (currently being mixed) will take you from James-Brown-like dance-floor dynamite to more subtle, elaborated and evocative compositions.

If their music is, like that of a jazz band, mainly instrumental and improvisational, leaving space for the musicians to express themselves, it is also likely for you to be surprised by sharp turns into heavy riffs like those of Rage Against the Machine!

And if the funk is one of their major influences, with a central brass section, overdrive lovers won’t be disappointed by their guitar player: being a disciple of Frank Zappa, he is not one to be bossed around when it comes to his (Boss) pedals! In sum, whether you like Trombone Shorty, King Crimson, Snarky Puppy, The Beastie Boys or Lettuce, you’ve found the right band!

 

Langlois Pierre-Yves: saxophone, composition / Franck Beele: trumpet / Loic Dumoulin: trumpet / Edouard Wallyn: trombone / Mike Varlet: guitar / Rémy Charlet: keyboards / Guillaume Dumont: bass / Arnaud Havet: drums.  Artwork @ Valeq