Come celebrate the release of Bad Reputation V.3 on March 31 at Barbes! Order now fromVERMILLION MUSICand get a free CD of your choice from Pierre's catalog.
And Pierre de Gaillande will do three shows in Canada this April performing songs of Georges Brassens in English and French, accompanied by fantastic guitarist-singer Christine Tassan, and bassist Hugo Blouin. Come see us!
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.
Every Friday in August, come see great bands curated by Pierre de Gaillande at a picturesque outdoor stage in Carmel, Arts on the Lake. This Friday concert series, includes sweet sweet summer sounds by Big Lazy, Jack Grace Band, The Third Bell, Monkeytown Milk Spillers, Chrisy McCullagh, Melomane, and Body Kite!
(Flyer design: Melomane Body Kite: Jean Basiletti. Raucus August: Pal Gyomi)
The third record from Bad Reputation will be out in September, with eleven brand new versions of classic Brassens tunes! CD release in September. Check here for pre-orders soon.