Third album coming out in october!
"Is that all there is"
Misses Satchmo, a quartet led by the dazzling Lysandre Champagne on vocals and trumpet, presents an original, modern take on the works of Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo. The “Misses”, which comes from the fact that two of the band members are women, undeniably lead the show with their coquettish smiles and attitude. The group offers a cabaret-style mise-en-scène spiced up with New Orleans flavour, and the members’ complicity and love of music is infectious. Spectators are charmed from the get-go.
The group launched its first album, “The Sun Will Shine” at the Montréal International Jazz Festival in June 2011. Much like the show of the same name, the album was well-received and obtained nothing but positive reviews. The 12 recorded tracks are warm and vibrant, with tight, thematic arrangements that reflect the band’s energy and carry listeners on a carefree adventure.
Born in summer 2009, the quartet built up its character by playing bars and small showrooms throughout Québec. The band members – Lysandre Champagne on vocals and trumpet, Maude Alain-Gendreau on piano, Frédéric Pauze on upright bass and Marton Maderspach on drums – stand out with their unique on-stage presence, and it wasn’t long before Misses Satchmo made its name on the Québec music scene.
In 2010, Lysandre Champagne was awarded the "Interprétation en arts de la scène" prize by Art excellence, and in 2011, the band received financial support from the "Entrées en scène Loto-Québec" programme. With over 200 live performances under their belts, a noteworthy appearance on the Belle et Bum show and a brand new video for Heebie Jeebies, the group is rapidly gaining the experience needed to win over a growing number of fans.
Misses Satchmo is on the right track and booked to take the stage in a variety of cultural and corporate events. In rare moments of spare time, they are in pre-production of their second album and show, which promises to be musically refined and even more focused on visual and scenic aesthetics. The release of Misses Satchmo’s second opus is planned for January 2013 and will no doubt seduce audiences once again.