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31e SAND SHOW - THE PROGRAM

THE SUGAR FAMILY
July 12 - Country-Folk
Transatlantic heirs of the Carter Family and the Kossoy Sisters, The Sugar Family proudly and freshly carries the great and beautiful colors of traditional American folk song. Drawing from the roots of gospel to go for a walk on the banks of Ohio around old-time ballads sometimes bewitching, sometimes jubilant, the music carried by these five singers and musicians takes us to America in the thirties, to the crossroads of limpid folk and the most raucous bluegrass, where the blues is never far away.

ILLONA
July 16 (Part 1) - Fingerstyle
Illona is a young fingerstyle guitarist and composer. She uses her guitar as a multi-instrument, percussion, bass, choreography object ... Her talent is very quickly revealed: she was the special guest of the Korean guitarist Sungha Jung at the Café de la Danse, opened the concert of Biréli Lagrène at the Paris Trianon, participated in "Guitar Night" in Paris, the "Musikmesse" in Frankfurt and the "Solidays" festival, and has performed several times in Italy, Austria, Germany and South Korea. In 2013, Illona recorded "The Guitar Power" her first album, a real acoustic appropriation of songs from different periods, such as "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson, "Just the two of us" by Bill Withers or "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk. "Puzzle", his brand new opus, features ten original songs with vocals.

BALBAZAR
July 16 - French Song / Tropical Ball
After the success of the first show on the Chanson Réaliste, with more than 500 concerts, the Balbazar trio resumed the path of creation for a second part around the Caribbean Ball. The "Electropical Ball" continues to explore the spirit of the 20s and 30s during a concert-ball. The trio invites us to discover their new universe, highlighted with this originality, already so appreciated by thousands of spectators who came to meet them, between the voice, the accordion and the rhythm of the beatbox.

WITH U2 NIGHT
July 19 - Pop-Rock Tribute
From the first album to the last opus, With U2 Night lets us experience the sound and emotion of the incontestable Irish group U2 ("New year's day", "Sunday bloody sunday", "With or without you", "One", "Vertigo", "Ordinary love" ...). More than a tribute, it is a true musical celebration that the four musicians share with the public.

CUT THE ALLIGATOR
July 23 - Soul / Funk
Every thousand years, a tiny group of people gather and take the name Cut The Alligator. A mission: to release captive energies, giving free rein to music made of groove and emotions. Cut The Alligator is showing its new face today with a first album. Nine musicians, sensual and powerful voices, unleashed brass and a wild rhythm section combine to create a unique sound universe, bursting with soul and funk. Let's fight the big reptile that is at the bottom of each of us!

© Thomas Ashtray

ORCHESTRA SCRATCHOPHONE
July 26 - Electro swing
A group that fits into a simple equation: melodies carved in the raw material of the swing of the 30s, which cross the very current influences irrigating the electro-swing movement; beats replaying in this century the most dancing rhythms of the previous one; compositions with neat productions structured around the song; the energy of a quartet that systematically electrifies the dance floor. The group released "Plaisir Moderne" their first album in 2018, followed by a tour marking their musical maturity. Mixing vintage samples and sounds in a more contemporary format with Hip-Hop and House accents, the group paid particular attention to the balance between instrumental music and electronic production.

TANKUS THE HENGE
July 30 - Rock
After a thousand concerts across Europe, the English of Tankus the Henge are gradually building their legend with supercharged stage performances. These six hard workers have created a unique style: Gonzo Rock n'Roll, an eclectic universe, a clever mix of rock, fueled by Rag Time, New Orleans or Funk, all magnified by finely crafted texts. Their universe draws its inspiration from the English wave of the 60s, but also artists like Tom Waits or the Queen of the Stone age. Over the course of its history, the band has transformed into a veritable scenic steamroller, coupled with precision musical mechanics, notably based on the groove of an impressive bass-drums duo, of an overpowered copper section, effective riffs and on the rocky voice of its singer.

TEKPAF
August 2 - Ska
For ten years now, the Tekpaf group has been traveling the roads to spread its universe to copper ska rock influences. After having scoured, in France and Switzerland, numerous rooms and festivals, the group is back with their album "We don't stop!". Always committed, Tekpaf, which has shared the stage with other groups, such as Dub Inc, Babylon Circus, Les Ogres de Barback, BB Brunes, Boulevard des Airs, Collectif 13, As de Trèfle, Les Sales Majestés ... returns more than ever in shape and spreads all its energy every time during a concert like "at home". As they say so well "On stage we give everything"!

SOUND SYSTEM BALLOCH
August 6 - French Song
Aboard their unusual machine, endowed with an extravagant sound and light arsenal, the crew of the Balluche Sound System, under the unbridled command of Sacha de Kracov, embarks us on a great rhythmic ritual. As if from a novel by Jules Verne, this modern-day orphan poses his crazy mix of dub, tango, swing, dance floor, electro and rock for an irresistible sonic experience. Lovers of guinche, cuckolded cows, Saturday night gambolers, get ready to ignite the place, because tonight everything is allowed!

© Eric Richet

GEMMA & THE TRAVELERS
August 9 - Soul
In Gemma & the Travelers there is the spirit of "Motown" and "Stax", the raw and groove sound of the label's beginnings. Obviously, Gemma is also a voice, powerful and clear that seems to come straight out of the clay cellar of Detroit. The English duo writes and composes all the songs based on bass, drums, sax and guitar. On stage, the group is a real groover machine. Their first album "Too Many Rules & Games" was released in 2017, followed in 2019 by a second "True Love", which is a distinct evolution of the group's sound towards groove.

TRUCK TOMBS
August 13 - French song
TomBés du Camion is above all about French song, words and musical diversity. The hushed color of acoustic instruments (trombone, dry guitar, violin) combines with the rock cadence of rhythmic instruments (electric guitar, bass and drums)
to offer an explosive sound mixture. Sometimes Swing / Jazz, sometimes Reggae, sometimes Rock N'Roule, they take us on a journey through the different themes they tackle and which they seek to share. One thing is certain, it is 100% guaranteed organic song lyrics, without pesticides or preservatives.

SOLAR PROJECT
August 16 - Soul / Funk
Enter the heart of the sunny soul / funk universe of Solar Project: a clever mix of tones and a beautiful part given to the rhythmic and coppery parts. The group, carried by the compositions and the soulful voice of the singer, was formed in 2016 and finds its inspiration from the greats of soul and funk such as Esther Philips, Aretha Franklin, Maceo Parker, Souljazz Orchestra… Au Over three years of concerts and several studio experiences, the project has built a real identity and uniqueness. The six musicians are truly committed to sharing their pleasure of the stage in a sound and visual journey. Their recipe? A good dose of color in the ears and the promise of an energetic and generous show!

THE CAMELOTE
August 20 - French song
Approach ladies and gentlemen! Come and discover our extraordinary collection of real treasures that belonged to the greatest artists of the French Song. On our stall you will find the legendary boater of Charles Trenet, the flowers that Jacques Brel held while waiting for Madeleine, the authentic bicycle of Yves Montand, the bedside lamp of the Mamma of Charles Aznavour or even the only painting painted by Barbara. .. a landscape from Göttingen. And for just a smile, treat yourself to priceless songs and anecdotes!

JESSE COOL
August 23 - Reggae / Latino
From reggae to salsa, this cover band balances Good Music. Based in the south-west, the group Jesse Cool has been playing regularly for years in festivals and different rooms. Lya-Dia has performed for artistic personalities such as Steve Wonder and Percy Sledge. Considered as the African Mcferrin bobby, exceptional vocal virtuoso, guitarist and percussionist, he excels in the art of improvisation and melodies. Jesse Cool is the singer of the legendary Sun Djata Sound (Raggasonic) and of the group Yorou. He went through the Francofolies, the MCM Café, the Printemps de Bourges among others and made many first parts: Dennis Brown, Culture, Ijahman ... Jivali chorister and instrumentalist sends the groove and the sequences since the creation of Covers Time .

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