So I completely forgot to tell you about my Saturday night. So I was happily dragged to a last minute concert last weekend to none other than the Salle des Fêtes de Thônex. I have no idea what the venue looks like normally, but we arrived a bit late and the venue was packed and honestly it resembled a huge high school gym, with the coat room being full so coats stashed everywhere and their make shift bar. And the ambience (and smell) was that of a high school dance – hundreds of people going nuts. But really nuts. I’m sorry what? This is Geneva – what is going on? Enthusiasm, like real enthusiasm – people going crazy. Is Thonex some crazy twilight zone for music that no one told me about. Well I was impressed.
So anyways all the oohing and aahing was definitely justified – they’re name is Caravan Palace. And boy does this group know how to put on a show. They have all the great connotations of ENTERTAINERS. In the sense that not only was the music world class (very NB) but they were performing it with so much energy and personality the room was glowing. These guys run, jump and dance around the stage. All of them have the biggest smiles on their face as if they are having the time of their life, and allowing you to join in. Towards the end the wonderful lead singer Zoe shouted out: We are going to hell, are you coming with? It’s so hot in here I think we are all going together.
Caravan Palace is a French electro swing gypsy jazz band from Paris. I’m taking this from wiki but apparently the three founding member met while making soundtracks to silent pornographic films. That sentence was too good for me to leave it out. Well its been up, up and away for them ever since. They exploded with their hit single Jolie Coquine, so much so that they were invited to play at Olympia (a dream of all French bands). Now they are back with a second album Panic which will be released on the 5th of March.
Here is the first single off that album: Dramophone
I haven’t seen such a fun video in a while. It just makes you want to go back to the old days and DANCE.