Pierre Omer was born in London of an Indian father and a Swiss mother. He is a founder member of the legendary Swiss funeral Rock'n'Roll band The Dead Brothers (guitars and accordion). In 2009 he started his solo projects and played with many musicians such as Robert Butler (the Shit, the Miracle Workers), Roland Bucher and Christian Aregger (Blind Butcher) until he gathered in 2013 Christoph Gantert (trumpet/ vocals), Jean-Philippe Geiser (double bass/ vocals) and Julien Israelian (drums/ percussion) and founded his current band PIERRE OMER’S SWING REVUE. Pierre Omer plays a very cool Django alike Swing Jazz guitar, a Gipsy Accordion and a Fats Waller Piano. His music digs up American and European roots from folk to blues and from country to gypsy swing and jive. It is played in a rough and electric way and in the spirit of Django Reinhardt to Nick Cave and from Bob Dylan to the Gun Club, but with the backbone in 30’s and 40’s swing (live: Montreux Jazz Festival in 2015, Le Cirque Electric, Paris in 2014).
For the recordings the band went to Outside Inside Studios in Italy (the Movie Star Junkies, the Monsters, Andy Dale Petty) to get a fresh and warm new sound. The album contains many originals and well selected, fantastic cover versions such as a vocal version of “Miserlou”. Other covers are “Russian Lullaby” (Irving Berlin), “Lotus Blossom” (Duke Ellington) and “Undecided” (Charlie Shavers). Pierre used also a text of London songwriter “She Rocola” and wrote the song “International Man of Mystery” around it.
released July 29, 2016
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