Saturday, December 17th, 2016
The Back Room
1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
SonoMusette recaptures the moody, melancholic sound and spirit of mid twentieth-century Paris. French chanteuse, musette accordion, gypsy-jazz guitar, upright bass, and drum kit combine to revive the enchanting songs of that era.This music has retained its power to charm and transport listeners, and SonoMusette taps that nostalgia with artistry in both vocals and instrumentation. Inspired by the great performers of that era, such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and Django Reinhardt, along with contemporary artists such as Zaz, SonoMusette brings bal-musette to the “moderne” era.SonoMusette features French-American singer Mimi Pirard (formerly of the band Dgiin, winner of The North Bay Music Awards, "Best World Music Band") along with accordionist Robert Lunceford, Jan Martinelli on upright bass and piano, drummer Richard Andrews, and Jason Briggs playing guitar and upright bass.Visit the bands website for more information, including audio samples and live performance videos.