Debout sur le Zinc

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Debout sur le Zinc
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Background information
Origin France
Genres Nouvelle Chanson (French)
Years active 1995-present
Website www.dslz.org
Members

Christophe Bastien
Cédric Ermolieff
William Thierry

Simon Mimoun
Romain Sassigneux
Olivier Sulpice
Fred Trisson

Debout Sur Le Zinc is a French music band.

After their first 1999 self-titled album, their subsequent album L’homme à tue-tête released in May 2001 gained them media acclaim and public popularity. By the time their 2004 album Des singes et les moutons enhanced their repertoire, they were selling out venues such as La Cigale and touring internationally. Songs from their latest album Les Promesses were featured in their first concert at the oldest music hall in Paris, the Olympia, where they played to a full house on May 16, 2006.

The band acknowledges influences from traditional French music and Irish music, rock, klezmer, and many styles that are considered dance hall music, such as gypsy jazz, tango, waltz.

Background[edit]

Debout Sur Le Zinc members have described themselves as an Irish folk group synthesized with a rock band. Simon Mimoun and Olivier Sulpice met Christophe Bastien and Cédric “Momo” Ermolieff in high school. Simon met Fred Trisson at university, and Fred introduced the band to his childhood friend Romain Sassigneux. They began performing together in bars and on the street and with groups such as Garçons Bouchers and Les Ogres de Barback under the name Debout Sur Le Zinc as of 1996. William Lotvi joined as their bass player in 1998.

The idea for the name Debout Sur Le Zinc, literally “standing on the zinc,” originally came after a concert in which Christophe, guitarist/singer was standing on the bar counter playing the accordion. The discovery that the bar or zinc—the material bar countertops were once made of—used to serve as a stage for people to recite poems, sing or make political speeches, and the expression also being in a poem by Jacques Prévert further reinforced the name.

Group members[edit]

  • Christophe Bastien: guitar, vocals
  • Cédric (Momo) Ermolieff: drums, percussion, xylophone, backup vocals
  • William Lovti: double bass, bass
  • Simon Mimoun: vocals, violin, trumpet
  • Romain Sassigneux: clarinet, vocals, guitar
  • Olivier Sulpice: banjo, mandola, backup vocals
  • Fred Trisson/Triska: accordion

Discography[edit]

  • Debout Sur Le Zinc : First Album (October 1999)
  1. La Pantomime
  2. La Valse Misère
  3. Dialogue De Sourds
  4. Emilie
  5. Au Comptoir
  6. L'abbé Chamel
  7. Le Grand Chemin
  8. Yvonne
  9. ?
  10. Ma Petite Chérie
  11. L'ambition
  12. La Jeunesse
  • L'Homme à Tue-Tête : Second Album (May 2001)
  1. Plein Comme Une Barrique
  2. L'homme à Tue-tête
  3. Les Manigances
  4. Les Petites Envies De Meurtre
  5. 2 X Oui - Intro
  6. 2 X Oui
  7. Le Roi Du Monde
  8. Dans Le Métro
  9. Désert
  10. Slawek
  11. Me Laissez Pas Seul
  12. La Rengaine
  13. Ton Petit Cirque
  14. Un Jour De Moins
  15. Où Est L'histoire
  16. Les Sens Interdits
  • Des Singes et Des Moutons : Third Album (May 2004)
  1. Les Moutons
  2. Le Bleu Du Miroir
  3. Elle M'ennuie
  4. Chut...
  5. Elle
  6. Les Mots D'amour
  7. Comme Un Ange
  8. Si L'idée Nous Enchante
  9. Les Voisins
  10. Les Angles
  11. Marée Noire
  12. Hop Là!
  • Les Promesses : Fourth Album (April 2006)
  1. Des Larmes Sur Ma Manche
  2. Rester Debout
  3. Un Jour Ou L'autre
  4. Comme S'il En Pleuvait
  5. Te Promettre La Lune
  6. Les Tontons
  7. Fallait Pas
  8. La Déclaration
  9. La Lettre Perdue
  10. Mieux Que Rien
  11. De Fil En Aiguilles
  12. Un Défaut De Toi
  13. Anita
  14. La Pantomime 2

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