Stephane Wrembel and His Band will be appearing in Nashville, at Douglas Corner – MARCH 20, 2013, 9pm | Admission is $15 at the door or $10 for students with a valid ID. This event is sponsored by The Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society and Nashville FlipSide. Douglas Corner is located on in Nashville’s hip south side at 2106 8th Ave So., Nashville, TN 37204, Phone: 615-298-1688
Stephane Wrembel composed/Performed the original theme song – the infectious “Bistro Fada” – for Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris, a recent winner of a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack.
Parisian born Wrembel – whose music embraces all styles and influence to create a truly signature sound – is being hailed as one of the world’s most dynamic and inspired players out there today. Wrembel is indeed a standout – not only for his undeniable skills but also for his unparalleled ability to create a unique and vivid listener experience. He has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme for last year’s smash film Midnight in Paris, and he performed the irresistibly catchy original song live during the 2012 Academy Awards. He has headlined at Lincoln Center, played major festivals, recorded with mandolin legend David Grisman, toured with master violinist Mark O’Connor and shared stages with everyone from Elvis Costello to Patti Smith to The Roots. The Gitane guitar company has even named a model after him. To say that Stephane Wrembel, who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside has already had a remarkable career would be an under- statement. But this virtuoso guitarist from France has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.
May 2012, Wrembel delivered Origins, his fifth album, recorded outside of New York City, where he has lived for nearly 10 years. Presciently titled, the album, which Wrembel recorded with his bandbassist Dave Speranza, rhythm guitarist Roy Williams, drummer Nick Anderson and percussionist David Langloisfinds the multi-faceted musician corralling a myriad of influences into a hybrid that simultaneously reflects where he has been, and points to where he is headed. Although he built his reputation as a stylist in the mode of the iconic French Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt, Wrembel now revels in transcending and expanding. “I’m digging deeper and deeper into my roots”, he says about the album. But for these latest sessions, “I didn’t calculate anything. I just put down whatever came to me without thinking of this direction or that direction. I just said, ‘This is one song and this is another song.’ It brings to life all of the possibilities of the band.”
Find out more on Stephane Wrembel at http://stephanewrembel.com.