« Phaedro est un chanteur au charisme fascinant, sa voix chaude proche de celle de Tom Waits charment les foules et nous embarque dans un Cabaret burlesque et rock'n'roll ! » 

(Musiczone)

"Phaedro, is a singer with a fascinating charisma; his warm voice and humour charms the crowds!"(Musiczone)

 

It is a story about a musician and singer from Berlin, Phaedro,who by accident meets a young French woman, Sévane, who plays tuba in a brass band in Berlin...

A decade before he founded his band, Phaedro's Funeral,for which he imagined and composed the music for his own funeral in a jazzy style with lots of brass.

You might think:"Hallo sadness!", but not at all.

After this meeting, Phaedro, as he was searching for musicians, restarted his project after four years with Sévane and his two new acolytes, Fred and François.

 

From then on the sound changed more to rock and cabaret music.

It is a crazy project, a mixture of burlesque and circus!

 

Performing between Paris and Berlin, the group apears in their own world that allows Phaedro to talk about his life, his lies, his weaknesses, his fantasies, as well as other things in life:" The concept of the funeral allows us to do that. Death can also mean rebirth and therefore we can talk about what we have experienced. "(Ouest France)

 

Confetti in his hair and a megaphone in his hand, Phaedro, always romantic, sings about his nocturnal wanderings, his unlikely encounters and doubts about this world ...

Borrowing from the Blues, Java, Rock 'n Roll and Circus Music, the songs from this German Tom Waits reflect the darkness and joy, the seriousness and frivolity of life.

Phaedro Fedrowitz : chant, saxophone, cornemuse
Sévane Stépanian : chant, accordéon
François Roche-Juarez : guitare trombone, choeur
Frédéric Birau Maliszewski : batterie, choeur

Concerts in France :

Festival du Volcan du Montpeloux - Festival Jours de Fête, St-Herblain - Festivallon, Avallon - La Classe, St-Hilaire sur Risles - La Motte aux Cochons, St-Hilaire de Chaléons - Le Coq Noir, St-Anthème - Le Violon Dingue, Nantes - Cabaret Escale, Migennes - Lou Pascalou, Paris - L'Alimentation Générale, Paris - Bar du Marché, Montreuil - La Timbale, Paris ....

 

Concerts in Germany :

Supamolly, Berlin - Chamäleon Varieté, Berlin - Lovelite, Berlin - Haus der Sinne, Berlin - Tonelli's, Leipzig - Folklorum, Wolfsburg - Kulturverein Provisorium, Nürtingen - Magnifest, Braunschweig - Wyhalla, Weyarn - Scandale, Cottbus - Schloßfest, Spremberg - Magische Nacht, Wolfenbüttel...

 

Concerts in the Tcheque Republic :

Colours of Ostrava- Cross Club, Prague - A Studio Rubin, Prague - Vagon, Prague - Blues Alive Festival, Sumperk  ...

 

Phaedro, chanteur et comédien berlinois charismatique, a fondé son groupe en 1999 sur une idée saugrenue : être certain qu'à ses propres funérailles, un orchestre joyeux serait là pour assurer l'ambiance, et non un quelconque groupe déprimant.
 
15 ans plus tard, Phaedro est toujours là, ses nouveaux musiciens sont français et le nouveau spectacle plus burlesque voir carrément déjanté !
 
Un mégaphone à la main et des confettis plein les cheveux, Phaedro chante ses déambulations nocturnes, ses rencontres improbables et ses doutes sur le monde.

Empruntes de blues, de java, de rock'n'roll et de musique de cirque, les chansons de ce Tom Waits allemand reflètent la joie, la gravité et la frivolité de la vie.

Phaedro Fedrowitz : voice, saxophone, bagpipes
Sévane Stépanian : voice, accordion
François Roche-Juarez : guitar, trombone, voice 
Frédéric Birau Maliszewski : drums, voice