In the 2000's, I was in a band calledSea Foxx with an uncannilly talented singer named Adrianne Mamet. Not only was she an effortless and astonishingly soulful singer, she also channeled her demons to write some truly poignant and haunting songs. In 2004, we recorded and released just one album, Dead in the Water. The name was a tongue in cheek comment on the futile struggle to make a mark in the music industry, as well as a nod to our imaginary aquatic namesake.
On November 4, dear Adrianne passed away tragically due to complications from Covid and Erlichiosis. To honor her extraordinary talentm and to help her family, I would like to offer the album we made together for any price your would like, and all donations will go toAdrianne Mamet's family's GoFundMe campaign to cover the expenses of her hospitalization and funeral. Rest in Peace, talented and beautiful spirit.
Lots of great shows coming up, come on out and support.
Saturday, October 22: Brassens Birthday 101 at Barbes! Georges turns 101 on October 22! Come delight in the anarchist burlesque of this legendary French cultural icon. Pierre de Gaillande and his Bad Reputation band plus special guests will roque and folque you. Featuring Pierre de Gaillande, vocals and guitar, Andrew Hall, bass, Chris Stromquist, drums, Daniel Basiletti, trumpet, Josh Camp, accordion, Roderick Cumming, banjo, Quentin Jennings, piano, Stephen Ulrich, electric guitar.
Thursday, October 27: Open Mind Open Mic at Arts on the Lake Hosted by Pierre de Gaillande. We highly encourage and support all levels of talent from musicians who have never performed, old pros, or even people that want to work out their creative sides out in public. Sign up early by contacting Pierre on this website or on FB. Sign up available day of show. Bring your friends and family! Raffles, prizes! Arts on the Lake events can be found @ artsonthelake.org or on our facebook @ Arts on the Lake.
Saturday, October 29: Body Kite Halloween show at Dogwood in Beacon We are very excited about this new improvised instrumental project, Body Kite, a jam band for people who don’t like jam bands. We’re playing a show October 29 in Beacon at Dogwood Bar and we will be dressed like wizards. Gerald Menke - guitar, Pierre de Gaillande - bass, trumpet and taishogoto, Daniel Basiletti - Korg Wrangler and trumpet, and Chris Stromquist will be joining us on drums. We will be wearing wizard costumes, so let your freak flag fly.
Here's a Body Kite video shot by in California Hill Studio and edited with some weird-ass images using text to image AI with the keywords “wizard, psychedelic, synthesizer, band, guitar, and Druids.” You're welcome.
The election is upon us, so if you haven't already, VOTE DEMOCRAT all across the ticket. If that statement offends you or you disagree with it, email me and let's talk about it.
Episode 25 of Pierre Pressure Podcastis out now, featuring Tony Scalzo from the band Fastball. Tony is a talented and prolific songwriter who wrote a string of hits for his platinum-selling band Fastball in the late 90s. Check out our conversation on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, and don't forget to subscribe and comment.
My band MELOMANE is getting back together for one special pre-Halloween, pre-election show on FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 at 5PM, in Cold Spring New York at Little Stony Point! Bring a chair, bring a jacket, bring some drinks, and enjoy some well-crafted art-rock to celebrate the end of the apocalypse! This is a free, social distanced gathering, pass the hat and buy some merchandise. Featuring the original lineup of under-the-radar superstars in their own minds: Melomane! Pierre de Gaillande on guitar, Daria Grace on bass, Kenny Savelson on drums, Quentin Jennings on keys, and Brad Stewart on trumpet.
It's been a long year... Hope you all are hanging in there.
I am so happy to announce that I will be taking part in Télé-Barbès, a series of concerts performed live from Barbes in Brooklyn with for a streaming audience, on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26 at 6PM. Joining me will be Andrew Hall on bass and Alana McDonald on percussion and ukulele. I'll be singing all your favorite Georges Brassens song in French and English.
(If anyone reading this is in the Trump cult, please contact me so we can have a respectful, honest discussion about politics. I want to understand. I don't want to yell or trade insults. This country needs dialogue to get out of this mess. You can even be a guest on PIERRE PRESSURE PODCAST if you're not insane.)
As a way to help musicians, Bandcamp has generously offered to forego all of its share of revenue for downloads and streaming on May 1, 2020. That means that when you buy a song or an album on BANDCAMP on MAY 1st, YOU ARE DIRECTLY HELPING PEOPLE WHOSE LIVELIHOOD HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD BY COVID 19.
As a musician who has had all of my income put on hold indefinitely by the Covid 19 crisis, I would be infinitely grateful if you would download some of my music on May 1st on BANDCAMP: