In the port city of Marseilles, home to many a nomadic soul, Joe Driscoll first met Sekou Kouyate. The two were paired up to collaborate at the French festival ‘Nuit Metis’ (Nights of Mixed Race), and though they shared no common spoken language, they encountered no obstacles communicating through their music. After a few weeks of improvising and jamming, they had found a spiritual and musical bond of kindred spirits.
His recent duet album with Rocky Cresset earned him widespread admiration of all the press. Adrien is compared to masters such as Bireli Lagrene and Sylvain Luc.
Between Clouds is the second album released under his name, with his band. Surrounded by his friends - Benoît Convert (guitar), Jérôme Regard (bass), Xavier Sanchez (on percussion) - Adrien Moignard interprets in a rich directory which represents the spectrum of musical influences (Marvin Gaye, Django, Stevie Wonder, Hendrix and Brad Mehldau).
Past 2 years, the Chinese Man armed with his fonky vinyls and its supersonic bass left spread Zen Spirit around the globe with his amazing live show! Hong Kong to Bogota, from Eurockéennes de Belfort to Festival des Vieilles Charrues. High Ku, Sly, Zé Mateo and VJ Tot did stir the booty of the many Chinese Man disciples!
Amazing route which this boy from Manosque (South east of France) choose to follow. In turn lumberjack, farm laborer, graduate in Modern Literature, student in Arabic, supervisor in a boarding school, with roles in Marseille opera and TV series "Plus belle la vie"... Also a black belt in judo, USTHIAX is above all a musician, songwriter and singer.