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      Paul Personne

      Paul Personne

      French-style melancholic blues
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      • 2021 17 concerts
      • 2022 1 concert
      • Monday
        14
        February 2022
        PARIS
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      About

      About
      Copyright Eric Martin

      Blues in your veins, rock in your skin. Paul Personne, behind his warm and rocky timbre, makes his Gibson rumble to give voice to his blows. His obsession: to depict with energy and clatter a stumbling world.


      He has no tongue in his pocket, Paul Personne. On stage, his old-fashioned rocker look sets the tone. Introverted in life, thundering on stage, he is clearly not the type to hide his ideas or disguise them under incomprehensible metaphors. Paul Personne, a bit disillusioned by the greed and arrogance of others, prefers to go straight to the point and draw his raw energy in a melancholy tone.


      A ball of nerves with a goldsmith's technique, it is no coincidence that this virtuoso, capable of sending the aberrations of the world to the strings, has seduced the greats of France. Johnny Hallyday made him his battle companion, Hubert Félix Thiéfaine, his accomplice. Because nobody plays like nobody else. Every word is a punch on the table, every note a fight tooth and nail against a society in perdition. He scrapes with normality and sulks at technology, preferring languorous ballads to diffuse sadness and sincere casualness.


      Welcome to his dark and solar world. This lover of Éric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and BB King has aplomb. He gives contrast to his light pessimism, he scribbles his disillusions and, above all, he doesn't give a damn about money, light and glitter. Because only one thing matters to Paul Personne: his freedom to be and to do, to say and to sing. Incorruptible in the soul, he is thus the image of his music: direct like rock, robust like the blues.

      Highlights

      1975

      Not just a guitarist

      When he was young, his parents had given him an accordion, bought second-hand from the local baker. Yet, Paul Nobody will do anything with it. His own dada carries six strings: it's the guitar. After doing his scales on the stages of the Paris region, he set up the Bracos Band. But it is difficult to make the voice of the Blues heard in a sea of punk with British accents.

      1982

      Alone against the wind

      He moves against the current, always with a Blues with rock ink. But this time the bet is won. By opting for French lyrics, Paul Personne manages to get out of the row for a few weeks with the release of Faut qu'ça bouge, his first album. Unfortunately, everything fell back, until that day in 1983, when the musician made his mark on the scene during a stint on Nicoletta's show. The machine starts!

      1990

      A rollercoaster quarry

      After difficult years, marked by a family tragedy and a few artist's galleys, Paul Personne takes things in hand again. Now recognized in the milieu, he confirms his talent with the release of the excellent record La Chance. His tour is a success. He will even collaborate with Johnny Hallyday and Eddy Mitchell, his heroes and friends.

      2019

      A tightrope walker doesn't lose the thread

      It is perhaps the most beautiful album of his discography. With Funambule, Paul Personne plays daringly to deplore the injustices and aberrations of the contemporary world. A winning comeback that Rolling Stone magazine will not fail to salute. "The French blues-rock landscape was missing", the journalist acknowledges.

      Testimonials

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        Great concert. Three hours of blues, always blues... A surprising concert with an eclectic selection of his classics. Accompanied by excellent musicians, the Master regaled us with his exceptional know-how. Thank you again for this fabulous concert. 

        Michel, after the concert at La Cigale (Paris)

        You only have to look at who he collaborated with to understand what a great man Paul Personne is of the French blues and rock scene. His creativity, sincerity and nonchalance have allowed him to build a very special universe, in which the silhouettes of artists such as Johnny Hallyday, Eddy Mitchell or Hubert Félix Thiéfaine are all mixed together. All of them have, at one time or another, called upon the talent of this guitarist with a rocky voice. So on stage, let's just say it's a real head-spinner!

        Paul Personne, with his faithful Gibson, plays a balancing act with feelings and the world around him. In this way, the bluesman does not escape the evils of the world. In his French lyrics, interpreted in a rocky voice, he denounces a world out of breath. 
         
        If there's a French rocker, it's him. Paul Personne returns with a new record, an attempt to survive in a hostile environment. But it is especially on stage that you should see the bluesman with the rocky tone, whose guitar playing, for more than forty years, continues to make emulators. 

        Le Télégramme - Télérama

      Archives

      2021
      6 concerts
      • 25 Jun
        Rock in Chair Evreux
        Evreux
      • 27 Jun
        Tilloloy - Rétro C Trop Festival
        Tilloloy
      • 02 Jul
        L'OLYMPIA
        PARIS
      • 09 Jul
        Jazz à Vienne
        Vienne
      • 11 Jul
        Cognac Blues Passions
        Cognac
      • 27 Jul
        Festival Grandes Marées
        Jullouville
      2020
      6 concerts
      • 03 Mar
        SAINT-XANDRE
        L’Agora
      • 04 Mar
        Cenon
        Le rocher de Palmer
      • 05 Mar
        Marseille
        Le Moulin
      • 07 Mar
        TOULOUSE
        Le Bascala
      • 10 Mar
        PONT L’ABBE
        Le Triskell
      • 12 Mar
        Le Mans
        L'Oasis
      2019
      16 concerts
      • 23 Jun
        Clichy
        Festival Autour de la Guitare
      • 10 Oct
        Alencon
        La Luciole
      • 12 Oct
        Nancy
        Nancy Jazz Pulsations
      • 16 Oct
        POITIERS
        Le Confort Moderne
      • 17 Oct
        LE HAILLAN
        L’Entrepôt
      • 19 Oct
        CHATEAURENARD
        Blues Rock Festival
      • 05 Nov
        Joué Lès Tours
        Espace André Malraux
      • 06 Nov
        CLEON
        Festival Blues de Traverse
      • 08 Nov
        Vichy
        Centre Culturel Valery Larbaud
      • 10 Nov
        SAINT-ETIENNE
        Le Fil
      • 12 Nov
        Villeurbanne
        Le Transbordeur
      • 13 Nov
        Boisseuil
        Espace du Crouzy
      • 15 Nov
        Ris Orangis
        Le Plan
      • 16 Nov
        MEAUX
        Week-end Blues
      • 20 Nov
        CLEON
        Festival Blues de Traverse
      • 23 Nov
        Mantes-la-Ville
        Festival Blues sur Seine
      2015
      27 concerts
      • 17 Jan
        Saint Malo
        La Nouvelle Vague
      • 18 Jan
        Ris Orangis
        Le Plan
      • 20 Jan
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 21 Jan
        Lille
        Le Splendid
      • 23 Jan
        Alencon
        La Luciole
      • 24 Jan
        Cléon
        La traverse
      • 27 Jan
        Brest
        La Carène
      • 29 Jan
        Saint-Avé
        L'Echonova
      • 31 Jan
        Bois d'Arcy
        L'Abri Blues
      • 01 Feb
        Vauréal
        Le Forum
      • 03 Feb
        Toulouse
        Théâtre du Casino Barrière
      • 04 Feb
        Montpellier
        Rockstore
      • 06 Feb
        Clermont Ferrand
        Coopérative de mai
      • 07 Feb
        Limoges
        Centre Culturel John Lennon
      • 08 Feb
        Bordeaux
        Théâtre du Casino Barrière de Bordeaux
      • 10 Feb
        Cluses
        l'Atelier
      • 11 Feb
        Montbéliard
        Atelier des Môles
      • 10 Mar
        Strasbourg
        La Laiterie
      • 13 Mar
        Montluçon
        Salle Athanor
      • 14 Mar
        Marseille
        Espace Julien
      • 17 Mar
        Lyon
        Le Radiant
      • 18 Mar
        St Etienne
        Le Fil
      • 20 Mar
        Fourmies
        Théatre Jean Ferrat
      • 21 Mar
        Compiègne
        Le Zicodrome
      • 22 Mar
        Hérouville Saint Clair
        Big Band Café
      • 24 Mar
        Nantes
        Stereolux
      • 26 Mar
        Cognac
        West Rock
      2014
      3 concerts
      • 04 Oct
        La Pesse
        Azimuth Festival
      • 11 Oct
        Nancy
        Nancy Jazz Pulsations
      • 31 Oct
        Issoudun
        Festival de la Guitare
      2013
      14 concerts
      • 13 Mar
        Vichy
        Centre Culturel Valery Larbaud
      • 14 Mar
        Reims
        Le K
      • 15 Mar
        Lillebonne
        Julio Bona
      • 21 Mar
        Nice
        Théatre Lino Ventura
      • 22 Mar
        Avignon
        Auditorium Jean Moulin
      • 24 Mar
        Montreux (Suisse)
        Montreux Jazz Festival
      • 29 Mar
        Aulnoy Lez Valenciennes
        Festival à Travers Chants
      • 06 Apr
        Salaise sur Sanne
        Salaise Blues Festival
      • 09 Apr
        Sausheim
        Salle Eden
      • 10 Apr
        Amnéville
        Le Casino
      • 13 Apr
        Condette
        Festival de la Guitare
      • 08 Jun
        Périgny
        Les Notes Vertes
      • 18 Jul
        Carcassonne
        Festival des 2 Cités
      • 27 Jul
        Valloire
        Le Pic Sonne
      2012
      23 concerts
      • 19 Jan
        Guyancourt
        La Batterie
      • 20 Jan
        Denain
        Théatre Municipal
      • 21 Jan
        Terville
        Le 112
      • 02 Feb
        Le Mans
        L'Oasis
      • 14 Mar
        Lyon
        Bourse du travail
      • 15 Mar
        Vauvert
        Salle Georges Bizet
      • 16 Mar
        Marseille
        Festival avec le Temps
      • 17 Mar
        La Ravoire
        Espace Culturel Jean Blanc
      • 12 May
        Saint Tropez
        Harley Davidson Festival
      • 16 May
        Juvigny
        Festival Les Moissons du Rock
      • 29 Jun
        Enghien-les-Bains
        Théâtre du Casino
      • 06 Jul
        Avoine
        Avoine Zone Groove
      • 11 Jul
        Paris
        Soirs d'été
      • 21 Jul
        Cahors
        Blues Festival
      • 27 Jul
        Pernes les Fontaine
        Rhinoferock Fest
      • 20 Oct
        Arras
        La Nuit du Blues
      • 22 Nov
        Hérouville Saint Clair
        Big Band Café
      • 23 Nov
        Saint Brieuc
        La Citrouille
      • 24 Nov
        Landerneau
        Le Family
      • 28 Nov
        Bourg-en-Bresse
        La Tannerie
      • 29 Nov
        Brainan
        Le Moulin de Brainan
      • 30 Nov
        Arles
        Cargo de Nuit
      • 01 Dec
        Tarbes
        La Gespe
      2011
      15 concerts
      • 30 Jun
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 09 Jul
        Beaulieu sur Mer
        Festival Les Nuits de la Guitare
      • 06 Aug
        Coupière
        Festival Free Wheels
      • 01 Oct
        Alencon
        La Luciole
      • 09 Oct
        Deuil la Barre
        Festival Blues en VO
      • 15 Oct
        Joué Lès Tours
        Espace André Malraux
      • 18 Oct
        Bourg lès Valence
        Théatre Le Rhône
      • 19 Oct
        Annemasse
        Chateau Rouge
      • 25 Oct
        Lille
        Le Splendid
      • 02 Nov
        Nantes
        Cité des congrès
      • 04 Nov
        Bordeaux
        Rock School Barbey
      • 05 Nov
        Toulouse
        La Halle aux Grains
      • 12 Nov
        Firminy
        Festival les Oreilles en Pointe
      • 19 Nov
        Ozoir la Ferrière
        Festival Jazz et Blues d'Ozoir
      • 02 Dec
        Cléon
        La traverse
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