Java (band)

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Java
Origin Paris, France
Genres Pop
Years active 2000-2010
Members Erwan Seguillon (R.wan)
François-Xavier Bossard (Fixi)
Jérôme Boivin (Pépouseman)
Alexis Bossard (Bistrol Banto)

Java is a French rap group, formed in 2000 as a cooperation between Erwan Seguillon (R.wan) and François-Xavier Bossard (Fixi). Other members include Jérôme Boivin and Alexis Bossard. The band is famous for its lyrics that contain a lot of puns, and for its musette musical style, using accordions. In 2008, the collective expanded with the inclusion of producer and multi-instrumentalist K-Mille.

Career[edit]

In its formative year, the band released Hawaï, its debut album with the single "Pépettes" with immediate success and a live album Java Sur Seine the following year. They recorded their album Safari Croisière in Brazil in 2003, that included the single "Samba do Jerusalem". After a cool-off period where various members made solo recording, they came together for a third album released on 27 April 2009, right after a tour in a long tour that included Australia. On 7 September 2010, the band announced that they were going on a hiatus for an undetermined period.

Members[edit]

  • Erwan Seguillon alias R.wan - vocals, singer-songwriter
  • François-Xavier Bossard alias Fixi - accordion/keyboard
  • Jérôme Boivin alias Pépouseman - double bass
  • Alexis Bossard alias Bistrol Banto - drums

Solo careers[edit]

In addition to their joint work in Java, members François-Xavier Bossard (also known as Fixi) and Erwan Seguillon have developed their own solo careers

Erwan Seguillon[edit]

Erwan Séguillon also known as R.wan (or R.Wan or R.WAN) (born in Paris in 1974) has been active since 2006 in releasing his own solo abums: Radio Cortex in 2006, Radio Cortex 2 in 2008 and Peau Rouge in 2012. He is the son of journalist Pierre-Luc Séguillon.

Erwan also worked with a group of songwriters known as "Saint-­Ouen All Stars" (that included Gilles Lavanant, Nicolas Kassilchik and Michel Ange Mérinot in addition to R.wan). A dramatic fire accident damaged the recording studio and sound engineer and producer Lucas Chauvière was injured in his hand, but could finish the album with one hand.[1]

François-Xavier Bossard / Fixi[edit]

François-Xavier Bossard a multi-instrumentalist also known as Fixi has worked with a number of artists. He cooperated with Jamaican artist Winston McAnuff producing McAnuff's opus Paris Rockin' .

With Winston McAnuff, he has jointly released the Garden of Love EP (4 tracks) followed by the album A New Day both in 2013.

Discography[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Album details Peak chart positions Notes
FRA
[2]
Hawaï
  • Date released: 2000
  • Type: Studio album
  • Record label: Sony/S.M.A.L.L.[3]
187
  1. Sex, accordéon et alcool
  2. Pépétes
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Dieu
  5. Hawaii
  6. Métro
  7. Le Ramses'
  8. C'est la vie
  9. Interlude
  10. Le poil
  11. Danser
  12. Au banquet des chasseurs
  13. Mon monde
Sur Seine
  • Date released: 2001
  • Type: live album
  • Record label: Sony/S.M.A.L.L.[3]
 –
  1. Apocalypse
  2. Pépètes
  3. Chronique d'Une Toxine
  4. Hawaï
  5. Le Poil
  6. Danser
  7. Sexe, Accordéon et Alcool
Safari Croisière
  • Date released: 2003
  • Type: Studio album
  • Record label: Makasound/PIAS[3]
31
  1. 6/8
  2. Ce S'ra Tout
  3. Bzzz
  4. Samba Do Jerusalem
  5. Carte Bleue
  6. Sacrifice Chez Les Zombile
  7. Le 10
  8. Cendrier
  9. Alinea
  10. Trafic Info (G pour L)
  11. La Muse
  12. La Guerre
Maudit français
  • Date released: 2009
  • Type: Studio album
  • Record label: Makasound/PIAS[3]
46
  1. Intro
  2. J'me marre
  3. Folklore
  4. On
  5. Mots dits français
  6. Ouais
  7. J'java
  8. L'amer à boire
  9. Moi je moi je
  10. Bling bling
  11. Et ça repart
  12. Ta gueule
  13. Paris musée
  14. Tête de nœud
  15. Mona
  16. Loin

Discography by members (solo)[edit]

Fixi (François-Xavier Bossard)
Year Album Peak positions Certification
FR
[4]
2013 Garden of Love EP (with Winston McAnuff)  –
A New Day (with Winston McAnuff) 74
R.wan (Erwan Séguillon)
Year Album Peak positions Certification
FR
[5]
2006 Radio Cortex  –
2008 Radio Cortex 2 169
2012 Peau Rouge  –

References[edit]

  1. ^ InfoConcert.com: R.WAN biography
  2. ^ LesCharts.com Java discography
  3. ^ a b c d Java discography at Allmusic.
  4. ^ "Fixi discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "R-Wan discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 

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