Hi Christophe. Thank you for doing this interview with us!
Q: If I had proposed you to do this interview, it’s because we love your music indeed, each song of yours sounds so unique but also because your band is quite original! Could you tell us a little bit more about your band, Shudderwall? How did you start playing and singing with Emmanuel, your brother, and Florence, your sister? How old were you guys?
A: I am the elder and started learning the piano when I was a child, but I really began to compose music about 18. Quickly, Emmanuel and Florence brought their creativity, started to compose too, and our band was naturally born this way.
Q: How would you define your music? It sounds to me more like a mix of different genres (Pop, Folk, Rock, Metal, even Rap and Classical music sometimes), right?
A: Exactly! We love good music, whatever the style is. That’s why we like to mix different genres, as you say. So we could define our music as pop alternative. And besides our activities as a music band, it also allowed us to specialize in music for Films/TV/Ads/Video Games.
Q: You are French, from Nice, but you all sing in English. How come? Maybe it is related to your major influences?
A: Yes, a great part of the songs we love are sung in English, so logically that is the language we use ourselves with our musics. Moreover, it is an international language, spoken by most people in the world. We want to touch as many people as possible with our music.
Q: You already released an album recorded with world-class Californian producer Scott Mathews in 2007 and your songs are distributed by Believe. Where can we get a copy of your creations?
A: You can find this album on iTunes, Amazon, Musicme, Deezer and many other digital platforms.
Q: You are a member of Music2Deal, so as you already know, many music professionals from around the world read our blog. What are you looking for right now: A label, a manager, international tour organizers, licensing your songs for films, etc?
A: Yes indeed, we are looking for a record deal to release and to sell our music through promotion and tours, and publishing deal(s), in order to place our music in films, commercials, videogames. If a manager wants to collaborate with us in this way, he’s free to contact us. As well, we would agree to compose for other artists.
Q: You have toured with your band all over France and Europe (especially in the UK, Italy, Spain and Germany). Where was your best gig ever? :)
A: We keep wonderful memories of the many gigs we played, maybe the most beautiful is the concert we had in Beaulieu (just next to Nice, Southern France) during “Les Nuits Guitares”, because it is a wonderful place next to the beach.
Q: My favorite song by Shudderwall is “Since you’ve gone away” with a beautiful piano melody and Florence’s vocals, what is your favorite Shudderwall’s song, Christophe? :)
A: Difficult question… Maybe “The temple”. Or “This is the last time”, which is a song we produced very recently and that we will add to our Myspace very soon! Thank you very much Guillaume for this interview!
Interviewed by Guillaume Mariani
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