Bad Reputation Volume 3 is out now on CD. GET IT HERE Come to Barbes on March 31st for the CD RELEASE show. The album features eleven fresh servings of Bad Reputation's take on Georges 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 was extremely honored to interview the great Mike Watt for the most recent installment of PIERRE PRESSURE. Stay tuned for a musical collaboration between Mike Watt, Pierre de Gaillande, and a whole bunch of great drummers in the works now.
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.
Here are some new videos from the Brassens 100 concert at Barbes in October.
It was a red-hot night of French-fried chanson with talented musicians including Steven Ulrich, Jonathan Singer, Roman Elsener, Quentin Jennings, Olivier Conan, Andrew Hall, Chris Stromquist, and many more.
Voici une interview qui viens de parraitre au sujet du projet Brassens sur la radio Suisse RFJ. This interview about Pierre de Gaillande's Brassens project just posted on Swiss radio station RFJ.
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