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Joe
July 10th 2023
Great intimate setting! The entire band was awesome.
Newmarket, NH@
The Stone Church
GaribaldiB
April 15th 2023
It was a real gas! https://youtu.be/IwEBR5jSon4 the band, the venue and their staff were all great. I hope that d'Elf plays there again.
Brattleboro, VT@
Stone Church
GaribaldiB
April 11th 2022
Sadly canceled, and to be rescheduled.
Portsmouth, NH@
Music Hall
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About Club d'Elf

Club d'Elf has been helping audiences lose track of time for almost twenty five years with its mesmerizing synthesis of Moroccan traditional music and electronic, dubbed-out funk. Circling about bassist/composer Mike Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston, each Club d'Elf performance features a different line-up, drawn from a constellation of some of the most creative improvisers from the jazz, DJ, rock & world music scenes of Boston, NYC and beyond. The band's music draws from a wide spectrum of styles, including jazz, hip hop, electronica, avant garde, prog-rock and dub. Under the tutelage of member Brahim Fribgane (who hails from Casablanca) the band has absorbed Moroccan trance music, which is now an essential part of the mix. Diverse audiences are drawn to Fribgane’s mesmerizing oud stylings, and Rivard’s commanding playing of the Moroccan sintir. Trance forms the central core of the Club d’Elf aesthetic, weaving together the band’s various influences.

The band's new album, 'You Never Know', offers gnawa refracted through a prism of contemporary psychedelia—Morocco turned technicolor. The record unfurls upon kaleidoscopic clouds of spiced smoke, shifting from chopped dub-jazz through trance epics that reimagine Boston as a city of bazaars. Club d'Elf pay tribute to the music and musicians who have been primary influences, with half the album being covers of gnawa, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Moroccan band Nass el-Ghiwane, and Frank Zappa. The other half consists of original music inspired by Rivard's personal journey into darkness following a near death experience in the remote jungle of the Peruvian Amazon.

"You Never Know is a wide ranging romp, full of serenity, chaos, longing, improvisation and peerless musicianship inspired by music from India and Morocco as well as the maverick jazz of Miles Davis and Frank Zappa." - Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide

“Crushed between the borders of Morocco, jam band land and the kingdom of avant-garde jazz lies Club d’Elf...James Brown-meets-Sun-Ra.” – Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

“Sounds like the lovechild of Pink Floyd and George Clinton, dropped in Marrakesh...some deeply psychedelic music.” – Marlon Bishop, WNYC
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Genres:
Afro Beat, Jazz, Psychedelic Funk, Drum And Bass, Hindustani Classical, Jazz Rock Noise & Electronics, World Fusion, Ambient Dub, Avant-garde Jazz, Dub, Prog Rock, Gnawa
Band Members:
randy roos, phil grenadier, dean johnston, kevin barry, david fiuczynski, yaure muniz, andrew fogliano, sam gilman, erik kerr, mister rourke, van martin, vicente lebron, john medeski, brahim fribgane, paul schultheis, Mike Rivard, amy bellamy, amit kavthekar, tom hall, alain mallet, duke levine
Hometown:
Boston, Massachusetts

No upcoming shows in your city
Send a request to Club d'Elf to play in your city
Request a Show
Club d'Elf's tour

Fan Reviews

Joe
July 10th 2023
Great intimate setting! The entire band was awesome.
Newmarket, NH@
The Stone Church
GaribaldiB
April 15th 2023
It was a real gas! https://youtu.be/IwEBR5jSon4 the band, the venue and their staff were all great. I hope that d'Elf plays there again.
Brattleboro, VT@
Stone Church
GaribaldiB
April 11th 2022
Sadly canceled, and to be rescheduled.
Portsmouth, NH@
Music Hall
View More Fan Reviews

About Club d'Elf

Club d'Elf has been helping audiences lose track of time for almost twenty five years with its mesmerizing synthesis of Moroccan traditional music and electronic, dubbed-out funk. Circling about bassist/composer Mike Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston, each Club d'Elf performance features a different line-up, drawn from a constellation of some of the most creative improvisers from the jazz, DJ, rock & world music scenes of Boston, NYC and beyond. The band's music draws from a wide spectrum of styles, including jazz, hip hop, electronica, avant garde, prog-rock and dub. Under the tutelage of member Brahim Fribgane (who hails from Casablanca) the band has absorbed Moroccan trance music, which is now an essential part of the mix. Diverse audiences are drawn to Fribgane’s mesmerizing oud stylings, and Rivard’s commanding playing of the Moroccan sintir. Trance forms the central core of the Club d’Elf aesthetic, weaving together the band’s various influences.

The band's new album, 'You Never Know', offers gnawa refracted through a prism of contemporary psychedelia—Morocco turned technicolor. The record unfurls upon kaleidoscopic clouds of spiced smoke, shifting from chopped dub-jazz through trance epics that reimagine Boston as a city of bazaars. Club d'Elf pay tribute to the music and musicians who have been primary influences, with half the album being covers of gnawa, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Moroccan band Nass el-Ghiwane, and Frank Zappa. The other half consists of original music inspired by Rivard's personal journey into darkness following a near death experience in the remote jungle of the Peruvian Amazon.

"You Never Know is a wide ranging romp, full of serenity, chaos, longing, improvisation and peerless musicianship inspired by music from India and Morocco as well as the maverick jazz of Miles Davis and Frank Zappa." - Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide

“Crushed between the borders of Morocco, jam band land and the kingdom of avant-garde jazz lies Club d’Elf...James Brown-meets-Sun-Ra.” – Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

“Sounds like the lovechild of Pink Floyd and George Clinton, dropped in Marrakesh...some deeply psychedelic music.” – Marlon Bishop, WNYC
Show More
Genres:
Afro Beat, Jazz, Psychedelic Funk, Drum And Bass, Hindustani Classical, Jazz Rock Noise & Electronics, World Fusion, Ambient Dub, Avant-garde Jazz, Dub, Prog Rock, Gnawa
Band Members:
randy roos, phil grenadier, dean johnston, kevin barry, david fiuczynski, yaure muniz, andrew fogliano, sam gilman, erik kerr, mister rourke, van martin, vicente lebron, john medeski, brahim fribgane, paul schultheis, Mike Rivard, amy bellamy, amit kavthekar, tom hall, alain mallet, duke levine
Hometown:
Boston, Massachusetts

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