L'Orchestre du Lion
The power and energy of a big band made of 15 musicians and singers
Of course, the 15 artists who make up L’Orchestre du Lion know each other and are all active in other bands and/or performances of the Collective. But getting together in a single musical formation with a very particular orchestration and enjoying the power and energy of a big band is a rare pleasure besides being a human, artistic and even commercial challenge !
This first CD gives another look on compositions of other bands, groups and shows of the Collective with the desire to make listeners and spectators dance, sing and smile on its timeless hits!
In the future, our Orchestre du Lion likes to imagine a repertoire made of unpublished tracks specifically composed for this great musical ensemble...
PIERRE BERNARD arrangements, flutes
LAURENT DEHORS arrangements, saxes, clarinets, bagpipes
VÉRONIQUE DELMELLE saxes, violin
CLÉMENT DECHAMBRE saxes
MICHEL MASSOT sousaphone, euphonium, trombone
ADRIEN LAMBINET trombone, tuba
VÉRONIQUE LAURENT euphonium
ANTOINE DAWANS trumpet
NICOLAS DECHÊNE guitars, bass
STEPHAN POUGIN drums, percussion
MICHEL DEBRULLE drums, percussion
THIERRY DEVILLERS vocals
ADRIEN SEZUBA RUKIRA vocals
DAVID HERNANDEZ vocals
FRANÇOIS LAURENT words
CHRISTINE VERSCHOREN sound
"(...) Jazz culture, rock sounds, big band arrangements, multiple instruments and singing alternate or unite with easiness and enthousiasm on modern and solid rhythms, always accessible and even sometimes dancing. Because the music is first and foremost festive and one can easily imagine, listening to this record, the fervour and brilliance that their live performances can give off."