The Low Budget Men Supported by Paul Casey and guest Doreen Chanter – French band from Nice – Well played, well written mainstream rock in the spirit of The Kinks and other British Invasion influences, with their own easily recognizable sound right from the first note…..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….)
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, is the leader of the band who play for a heart disease association “20 000 Vies” (“20 000 Lives”).
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…
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.
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
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.
Tickets also available from STARGREEN