On June 21st, there will be giant stage set up in the Denfert-Rochereau Plaza in Paris for Make Music 2016, welcoming major French artists I Am Stramgram, Kid Wise, Radio Elvis and Cotton Claw. Last year, the Ricard SA Live Music event featured Delusion, Smokey Joe & The Kid, Fuzeta,Bigflo and Oli. This year, Ricard SA is collaborating with FAIR, to welcome new artists, including some of the most promising French artists of today!
The first of these up and coming groups is none other than Radio Elvis! Since their self-produced debut EP in 2013 titled “Juste avant la ruée,” these French rock artists have enjoyed reclaiming their language through music. After the success of their latest album titled “Les Conquêtes,” released this year, the group is coming to the Denfert-Rochereau plaza to show you what they can do live! It will be an exclusive event full of surprises!
And that’s not all, because Kid Wise is also playing at the show! Since releasing their first album in 2015, frontman Augustin Charnet and the rest of the band have hit the road, developing a style influenced by artists Sigur Ros and Woodkid. This is a symphonic sextet that likes ethereal pop, violins and cares little for labels and categories.
And then there’s Cotton Claw! So who are they, and what are they all about? Four producers that decided to put their MPCs together and create a unique show that people can dance to. One year after the release of their first album, “Volutes,” Cotton Claw returns with not only a FAIR nomination, but a new live show, their new single “Gem Wrap” and a new EP!
Last but not least, there’s I Am Stramgram, winner of the 2016 Ricard SA Live Music Prize. I am Stramgram is a solo project by Vincent Jouffroy (My AnT, Girafes, Les Disques Du Fennec) stemming from his desire for an artistic and functional autonomy. With an anglo-saxon folk style, tinged with a French electro influences, I am Stramgram’s pop style expresses the same paradoxes that live inside all of us: joyful and melancholy, disorderly but demanding, busy and minimalist.
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On June 21st, I Am Stramgram, Kid wise, Radio Elvis and Cotton Claw will take turns performing on the Denfert-Rochereau plaza stage, for five hours of free concerts this Make Music Day 2016!
Ricard S.A. live Music Denfert-Rochereau
When: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 7pm
Where: Place Denfert Rochereau
For even more ideas, see these event selections for 2016 Make Music Day:
On 21 June 2018
Starts at 7 p.m.
Parc de la Villette
211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris 19