Fred Chapellier


"Those who revere contemporary electric blues-rock know it well: when you take a look at the guitar heroes of France, Fred Chapellier is one of the most finely-tuned players in the genre. L'Alsace. 

If he has been Jacques Dutronc's regular guitarist and accomplice for many years (on stage notably with Les Vieilles Canailles or more recently Dutronc & Dutronc), bluesman Fred Chapellier also pursues a rich solo career as a guitarist and singer. His twelfth album "Straight To The Point" was released in February 2022 by Dixiefrog. Fred Chapellier wanted to go "straight to the point" when he created this album, which was recorded in the midst of a year-long period of uncertainty due to Covid.  "Straight To The Point' is a pure gem, a subtle, racy and effective blend of blues, soul and R&B. There is no doubt that in the game of comparisons, the name of Robert Cray would come up more than once to define an Anglo-Saxon resemblance. We've had worse!

Fred Chapellier (Vocals & Lead Guitar), Patrick Baldran (2nd Guitar), Jérémie Tepper (2nd Guitar), Christophe Garreau (Bass), Guillaume Destarac (Drums)


June 2023

The Jazz Guide of Paris and its region
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