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Mike Watt collaboration and interview - New Bad Reputation Album - Canada Dates - Sea Foxx song 

Tons of great news to report:

Pierre de Gaillande was extremely honored to interview the great Mike Watt for PIERRE PRESSURE PODCAST. Stay tuned for a musical collaboration between Mike Watt, Pierre de Gaillande, and a whole bunch of great drummers in the works now.

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The next episode of Pierre Pressure will be an interview with Kurt Wagner from Lambchop. Subscribe on APPLE PODCASTS and sign up for the MAILING LIST for news and dates.

Pierre's band Sea Foxx, who tragically lost their singer Adrianne Mamet in December,  recently put out a previously unreleased single of their cover of "I Melt With You" by Modern English. STREAM IT ON SPOTIFY

And Bad Reputation's third album will be out March 1st, available for purchase and streaming on this very website. Come to Barbes on March 31st for the CD RELEASE show. The album features eleven fresh servings of Bad Reputation's take on Brassens' funny, catchy, subversive, anarchist French music to folk with your brain. Pierre de Gaillande will play SHOWS in Montreal and Quebec City in April.

Pierre Pressure Podcast returns with Mike Watt 

Pierre Pressure Podcast will be recommencing after along hiatus, with an interview with the legendary guru of punk bass, Mike Watt.

Watt
 got in touch with Pierre after playing Body Kite's song "Amazingishly Gracefulistical" on his fine  "Watt From Pedro Show" on November 27. We could not be more stoked.
Stay tuned for Pierre's conversation with Mike Watt on Pierre Pressure Podcast.

Listen to THE WATT FROM PEDRO SHOW.

This song was a live improvisation recorded live at California Hill Studios on January 22, 2022, and features Gerald Menke on guitar and drums, Daniel Basiletti on keyboards, accordion, and trumpet, and Pierre de Gaillande on bass and trumpet.

You can hear more Body Kite music HERE:
https://bodykite.bandcamp.com

And come see Body Kite live on Friday December 2 at 8:30pm at Quinn's in Beacon!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1626934444390645/

Goodbye Adrianne 

In the 2000's, I was in a band called Sea 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 to Adrianne Mamet's family's GoFundMe campaign to cover the expenses of her hospitalization and funeral. Rest in Peace, talented and beautiful spirit.

Fall Concerts  

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.

Pierre de Gaillande Interview in Hexagone #19 

Check out a five page interview about Pierre de Gaillande's Bad Reputation Brassens project by Philippe Sizaire in the latest issue of Hexagone #19. Part of a 74 page spread on the life and work of Brassens. Available in actual print in actual newsstands in France, and online at http://hexagone.me/boutique 

Une très bonne interview dans Hexagone avec Pierre de Gaillande sur son projet Brassens, Bad Reputation par Philippe Sizaire. Hexagone #19, 74 pages sur Brassens! Achetez-le dans les kiosques ou en ligne ici: http://hexagone.me/boutique

Bad Reputation Live on Télé-Barbès August 26  

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.

WATCH: 
On YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/BarbesYoutube 
or check FB for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/610130593025241

 

And Please check out my new protest song and video, HOW THE VIRUS CAN UNITE US on youtube: https://youtu.be/awAygmeYucg

Biden Harris 2020.

(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.)



 

BANDCAMP COVID19 SPECIAL MAY 1st 

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:

BAD REPUTATION
OPEN KIMONO
THE SNOW

MELOMANE

THANK YOU AND STAY HEALTHY!
PIERRE