Dréo Loves Paris! Could “Old Chaps” Love England? Could the UK love Dréo and Old Chaps?


Old Chaps

Old Chaps Jazz Band hails from Lille in France. I wonder if they would love jazz clubs in England as much as they “Love Paris”. Or better yet, if England would love Old Chaps who were voted the fans’ favourite at Fest Jazz in 2015 and were invited back to Châteauneuf-du-Faou this year where I filmed this YouTube:

Dréo de Lille is their Songstress, Louis Thomas is on Trumpet; Jul’ Bédrine, Tenor Sax; Vince Evrard, Guitar; Benoît Luchier, Contrebasse; and Nicolas Wroblewski, Drums.

Like others amongst our new generation of jazz bands, Old Chaps play a mix of music, introducing numbers of their own in with their selection of original New Orleans numbers. In France it ensures them a solid fan base – youngsters and “oldies”. How about the soundtrack below!

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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  1. Norm888 says:

    It was evident at FestJazz in 2015 that they thrive, and are at their best, in a tight intimate jazz club atmosphere, with at least a little room for a bit of swing dance. They are a nice little group who I feel would be well received in the UK. Oh yes !, and they are talented young musicians, who could help lead some of the younger people into our clubs – just like on the Continent. Do you think they might like to give us a visit ? Norm888

  2. Peter Butler says:

    As you know, we are working on it, Norman, and comments like yours will help!

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