Composer and Guitarist Stephane Wrembel and His Band @ Cliff bells February 24th
Composer and Guitarist Stephane Wrembel and His Band On Tour This Winter/Spring
His New Studio Album, Origins, is Available Now
Composer Stephane Wrembel hits the road this first half of 2013 - bringing his jaw dropping talent, palpable musical rapport with His Band, and vivid and textured compositions to life on theatre stages throughout the country. Most recently, Stephane Wrembel and His Band played to a buzzing crowd at New York City’s Webster Hall for GlobalFEST; listen to a live recording of that performance now at NPR. Wrembel’s current list of tour dates is included below, with more being added each week.
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. Here’s what critics are saying:
“A REVELATION” – Rolling Stone Magazine
"Intense and full of charisma." - The New York Times "One the greatest guitar players I've ever seen ...and I don't say that lightly." – Relix Magazine
"[Wrembel embodies] a John Coltrane-ish search for a moment of musical nirvana..." -Variety
"A truly astonishing talent…" – All About Jazz 2012 was a huge year for Stephane Wrembel. The guitarist released his fourth album, Origins, to critical acclaim; performed his original song "Bistro Fada" (the theme to Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris) at the Academy Awards; made studio visits to NPR Weekend Edition BBC Radio, WNYCand others; toured across the U.S. and throughout Europe; and helped Gentleman Shaver win a Clio Award for "Best Original Song Used in A Commercial". Raised in Fontainebleau, France -- the birthplace of Impressionism and the home of famed gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt -- Wrembel was shaped by the fertile creative landscape of the area from his very early years. He began with classical piano at age 4 before exploring musical genres such as rock, Django, jazz, country, blues, Indian raga, West African, Middle Eastern and others - embracing the many cultures and musical styles he discovered along the way. His arsenal of influences result in a sound unique to Wrembel; a music without genre.
It's Wrembel's unbounded Impressionist musical style and state-of-mind that captured the attention of director Woody Allen, who most recently recruited him to score the theme for his smash filmMidnight in Paris (Wrembel also composed music for Allen’s 2008 Golden Globe winning film Vicky Christina Barcelona). Wrembel’s extraordinary ability to capture, in music, the soul of an image, is invaluable in film scoring. Being able to trigger images - whether universal or personal - in the listener's mind isalso a huge part of Wrembel's own musical vision. The element of mystery and freedom his music imparts makes it as impossible to ignore as it is to pin down. Whether rocking a huge festival stage or filling up every breath of air in an intimate club - the experience of seeing Stephane Wrembel and His Band perform live is truly unforgettable.
Sunday, February 24 Cliff Bells Detroit MI Additional dates to be announced. For tickets and information visit www.stephanewrembel.com