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The Low Budget Men

The Low Budget Men with Paul Casez & Doreen Chanter

31/08/2015 at 19:30

The Low Budget Men - French band from Nice - Well played, well written mainstream pop rock in the spirit of The Kinks and other British Invasion influences. The band play their own original material. They were named after the album “Low Budget” by The Kinks, who’ve always been Claude Mariottini’s musical inspiration. The exceptional addition of Doreen Chanter on backing vocals adds to the overall feel (ex-backing vocalist with Joe Cocker, Roxy Music, Roger Waters, Van Morrison….)

Soon after the band started they appeared in a very well-known and popular French national TV Show “Vivement Dimanche”, (6 million spectators) with their hit dedicated to The Kinks “On A Sunny Afternoon”.

The highlight of their 2014 tour being when they performed in the Nice Jazz Festival sharing the bill with such stars as Deep Purple, Keziah Jones, Dr. John…

One of the highlights of the band’s 2015 tour will be when they open the concert for Selah Sue at the “Nice Music Live” Festival on 15th July - Théâtre de Verdure, Nice.

Their music is widely diffused on British FM radio including the BBC, and in Ireland, Spain, France, Brazil and in the United States. The band were voted “Indie Artist of the Year 2012” by Radio England (UK). Their album “Crossing Lives” chosen as “favourite” on board Air France and British Airways also available on board the flights of Aer Lingus.

A new album to be released later this year 2015.

Claude Mariottini : Singer, Rhythm Guitarist and Composer
Stéphane Mirc : Bass Guitar
Marc Piola-Caselli : Lead Guitar
Eric Chabaud : Drums
Doreen Chanter : Backing Vocals

Claude Mariottini, Cardiologist, leader of the band who play for the charity association “20 000 Vies” which Claude created. The association’s aim being to educate the population in emergency life-saving skills and to finance automated external defibrillators. The entire proceeds of the band’s music go to the charity association “20 000 Vies” (concerts, CD, T-shirts etc…..).

Paul Casey who has played and recorded with Chris Rea accompanies the Low Budget Men on their album and opens the concerts during their tours. Recognized by his peers to be one of the most accomplished “slide guitarists” of the moment. "Genius... you won't hear much better than that anywhere in the world" GERRY ANDERSON, BBC

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