PIERRE OMER'S SWING REVUE
|Recalling the golden age of Harlem, New Orleans' swamps, jive's surreal fantasy and gypsy swing beats put together to an explosive dancing cocktail of old numbers and own compositions, performed by four groovy gentlemen in tuxedos.
PIERRE OMER (GUITAR,VOCALS)
JEAN PHILIPPE GEISER (UPRIGHT BASS)
CHRISTOPH GANTERT (TRUMPET)
JULIEN ISRAELIAN (DRUMS,PERCUSSION)
Pierre Omer was born in London of an indian father and swiss mother. He is a founder member of the legendary swiss funeral rock'n'roll band The Dead Brothers and played twangy & swing guitars and the accordion, he recorded and produced the first Mama Rosin album produced La Famiglia Rossi, he wrote alot of theatre music (Oskar Gomez, Frédéric Pollier and Camille Giacobino in Geneva, Meret Matter (in the Schauspielhaus Zürich, the Club 111 in Bern and SchauspielHannover ) and Louisa Merino in Madrid. He has written the score to "Casual Day", a feature film by spanish director Max Lemcke and "Ceux de la Colline" a documentary film by swiss/burkinabe director Bernie Goldblatt.
in 2013 and started his solo project and played with many musicians (Robert Butler (the Shit, Pantichrist) Roland Bucher,Christian Aregger (Blind Butcher) until he got to his final Destination PIERRE OMER’S SWING REVUE Pierre Omer sings plays guitar, accordion and piano . His music digs up american and european roots from folk to blues and from country to gypsy swing and jive in a rough and electric way from Django Reinhardt to Nick Cave and from Bob Dylan to the Gun Club! but with the backbone in 30’s and 40’s swing
Some shows: Montreux Jazz Festival (2015), Le Cirque Electric Paris (2014), Festival Stimmen France and shows on boats, castles, cabarets, circuses and punk-clubs
PIERRE OMER'S SWING REVUE - SWING CREMONA
1. SHOW ME SOME LOVE
2. INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY
3. RUSSIAN LULLABY
4. BABY BLUE
5. OLD MAN MOSE
6. COCONUT ISLAND
7. SWING CREMONA
9. LOTUS BLOSSOM
10. I LOST MY SMILE
|PIERRE OMER'S SWING REVUE "SWING CREMONA"
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HEPCAT DADDY-O BEATNIK JAZZ PLAYED FROM THE DARKEST SOUL IN TOWN, KEROUAC INSPIRED WHISKEY SOAKED COOL JAZZ AND GIPSY SWING AT ITS BEST
Pierre Omer was born in London of an Indian father and a Swiss mother. He is a founder member of the legendary Swiss funeral Rock'n'Roll band The Dead Brothers (guitars and accordion). In 2009 he started his solo projects and played with many musicians such as Robert Butler (the Shit, the Miracle Workers), Roland Bucher and Christian Aregger (Blind Butcher) until he gathered in 2013 Christoph Gantert (trumpet/ vocals), Jean-Philippe Geiser (double bass/ vocals) and Julien Israelian (drums/ percussion) and founded his current band PIERRE OMER’S SWING REVUE. Pierre Omer plays a very cool Django alike Swing Jazz guitar, a Gipsy Accordion and a Fats Waller Piano. His music digs up American and European roots from folk to blues and from country to gypsy swing and jive. It is played in a rough and electric way and in the spirit of Django Reinhardt to Nick Cave and from Bob Dylan to the Gun Club, but with the backbone in 30’s and 40’s swing (live: Montreux Jazz Festival in 2015, Le Cirque Electric, Paris in 2014).
For the recordings the band went to Outside Inside Studios in Italy (the Movie Star Junkies, the Monsters, Andy Dale Petty) to get a fresh and warm new sound. The album contains many originals and well selected, fantastic cover versions such as a vocal version of “Miserlou”. Other covers are “Russian Lullaby” (Irving Berlin), “Lotus Blossom” (Duke Ellington) and “Undecided” (Charlie Shavers). Pierre used also a text of London songwriter “She Rocola” and wrote the song “International Man of Mystery” around it.