The SuperSoul Brothers break the house

the essential The SuperSoul Brothers, the half-Bearn half-Bigourdan group, have just signed for an album with a prestigious label. Meeting with these deep soul lovers, born near Memphis …

You necessarily know the movie the Blues Brothers, their black suits on white shirts, their dark glasses. And their fabulous sense of “groove”, with this soul, the “music of the soul”, which moves serious. Music on the borders of blues, rock’n’roll and gospel, immortalized by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles or Aretha Franklin. A universe in which the SuperSoul Brothers fell for a long time. “The group was formed in 2016 near Pau”, says “Nono” the vocal lead, Béarnais bon ton but Lourdais for love, “at the beginning there were four of us, drums, guitar and bass, and then Julien arrived with his keyboards and finally “Pak” with his trombone for the warmth of the brass. ” Little anecdotes, the bassist, “Ludo” is now Tarbais, he created a recording studio at the Arsenal, called “L’Art’Scénal”, and the group met “Pak” during a concert at the restaurant “Le 65”, in Tarbes. In short, the group may have origins in Pau, but it is strongly influenced by Bigorre … Especially since they often perform there, at the Roadhouse Café 65, in Montgaillard, high place of rock, where we met them …

An album and praise

“It’s good to find the scene,” they admit, even if the confinement was not unproductive. “We started to write and compose our songs, and we recorded an album, ‘old fashioned’, then we sent it to different labels. We got a lot of positive feedback.” Nono is modest, they snatched them away, and they ended up signing with Dixiefrog Records, a major label in the soul scene, which produces their album, “Shadows and Lights”, ombres et lumière … invited to perform in a Parisian venue in September, and they were noticed by the two rock “bibles”, Rolling Stones Magazine and Rock & Folk, who wrote laudatory articles to them. So much so that some people talk about Olympia … “It would be magical, but the absolute dream would be to play in Memphis one day …” Great mountain enthusiast, “Nono” slips: “There are similarities between our Pyrenees and the Tenessee or Alabama, first of all because there are mountains and people are, like here, quite cash. ” And in his texts, in English, he never forgets to talk about the Pyrenees. “We have a title called” Toy party time “, it refers to the Toy countries, to the people who live there. Music is used for that, to talk about people, to bring them closer, to bring them together …”

And about to reunite, the SuperSoul Brothers will launch their album on 27 November at the Saint-Louis theater in Pau, accompanied by a symphony orchestra. “We’re going to be 50 on stage, it’s going to be great”. We didn’t doubt it for a second …

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