Jack Dupon

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Jack Dupon
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Background information
Origin France
Genres Rock, progressive rock, Rock in Opposition
Years active Since 2004
Labels Musea, Transit Music Group.
Website Jack Dupon's homepage

Jack Dupon is a French progressive rock band. The band’s music is created in a "scientific-empirical" way, based on themes, using counter melodies and poly-rhythms performed by one or several of the musicians, and with total improvisations during live performances or recorded and reworked in the studio. They are often labeled by the media as the worthy heirs of Frank Zappa,[1][2][3] King Crimson[4] and Gong.[5] Onstage Jack Dupon, a fictionalized character, travels back and forth through time to help in bettering the world.

History[edit]

The group, formed in 2004 in the Auvergne region of France, is composed of Thomas Larsen (drums and vocals), Arnaud M'Doihoma (bass and vocals), Gregory Pozzoli (guitar and vocals) and Philip Prebet (guitars and vocals). Winners of several rock music contests, including the prestigious Bilborock Festival in 2007, Villa de Bilbao, Spain.[6]

They recorded their first self-produced album The African Disappeared [L’Africain Disparu] in 2006 and signed with the Musea label, on which they released their second album the Ladder of Desire [L’Echelle Du Desir] in 2008, The band's third full length Demon Bold [Demon Hardi] was released in 2011 on the Musea /Transit Music Group [TMG] labels. The group has toured extensively nationally and internationally, including a tour in the United States organized by Transit Music Group in 2010,[7] with several concerts, including the ProgDay Festival in Chapel Hill, North Carolina [8] and Orion Sound Studio in Baltimore, Maryland [9] and performances in Boston, MA, and New York City, NY, among others.

Spring 2011 they toured the Western Balkans; Slovenia, Croatia (Rijeka and Zagreb), Bosnia (Prijedor and Banja Luka), Serbia (Subotica and Belgrade) and Romania (Timisoara).

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • L'Africain disparu (2006)
  • L'Échelle du désir (2008)
  • Démon Hardi (2011)

Videos[edit]

  • 2006 : La Secte des Mouches - music video
  • 2007 : Bilborock - concert filmed in Bilbao
  • 2008 : Live TV Show on Clermont Premiere TV [10]
  • 2008 : Pig Monster - clip
  • 2009 : Coopérative de Mai - live concert
  • 2010 : La Cousine du Grand Mongol - music video
  • 2011 : Baron Samedi - clip (watch the video)

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