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LILLABOX – Album “Faidherbe Street” Word music feat. Tara Baswani from Le Cirque du Soleil Cd Digital & Physical Plaza Mayor Company ltd The Orchard Ref; SERG150

Canada Tour June - August 2016 Concert 15 september 2016 at Divan du Monde 75018 Paris

Lillabox is a guitar/cello instrumental duo founded in 2013 by Alex Hetzel and Mathieu Deranlot.

Composed by a cellist from the Paris Conservatory and a self-taught guitarist, the duo performed all over France these last years and knew how to get the attention of radio shows (Matinale Culturelle/France Music, Jazz Box/Aligre FM, …).

Dynamic bows and inspired riffs allow them to explore and merge different influences, for a brand new style: “contemporary world music”, in the borders of jazz, rock, and arab-andalusian music

Complementary in many ways, both musicians knew how to transform their differences into strength, offering us a rich repertoire, in which each brings his specificities and his plural influences. They so forget conventional borders, and invite us in an unforgettable and singular musical experience.

At the end of 2015, Lillabox joined the label Plaza Mayor Company, and start recording its first album a few weeks later. Talented Youssef Hbeisch (percussionist of Trio Joubran) and Tara Baswani (singer and composer of the Cirque du Soleil) will come to sublimate their songs.

 Alex Hetzel Self-taught guitarist, Alex begins the music at the age of 16, with classics of rock and gipsy jazz with friends. He developed a unique style of play and a quite particular artistic sensibility. Having obtained an sound engineering degree, Alex decides to dedicate himself completely to the practice of the guitar, working in particular the “open tunings” style. Great lover of world music, and particularly the Arab-Andalusian one, his influences give a new dimension to his compositions. In 2007, with the singer Nawel Ben Kraiem, he founded the band Cirrus and signs on one year later a contract with the label Iris Music (Harmonia Mundi). It’s during this project that he meets in 2010 Mathieu Deranlot, with whom he will create a few years later the instrumental duet Lillabox.

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Lillabox is a guitar/cello instrumental duo founded in 2013 by Alex Hetzel and Mathieu Deranlot. Dynamic bows and inspired riffs allow them to explore and merge different influences, for a brand new style: “contemporary world music”, in the borders of jazz, rock, and arab-andalusian music

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Faidherbe Street

Plaza Mayor Company ltd
2016

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