|It all started back in 1995, in a charming little village in the
north of the north of France
|| Probably intoxicated by the fumes coming from
the nearby "genevièvre" factory (where they produce an
excellent alcoholic beverage which probably makes people go blind
after excessive consumption), a tribe of young men join forces to
rage a war against boredom (their own and other people's).
To fight this ferocious battle, anything was possible ...
mainly, organising underground concerts, all-night parties by the
river, and creating a punky-reggae brass band : the one and only
PAMBANIZZA CIRKUS !
band in question is not the kind that marches through town on
national holidays, mainly because it's very difficult to march
through town while playing a large drumkit and carrying 100 watt
|Then again, when it comes to marching
across a stage, PAMBANIZZA have a lot in common with a full-on
|Every concert is like a TNT cocktail, mixing a good-time party
vibe with positive agressivity, some people even say that it's
like a good gym session for people who hate sport, with the band
feeding off the crowd's energy and vice-versa.
|In 1998, PAMBANIZZA CIRKUS decided to
invade people's homes with the release of the 4 track
"GUERILLAS" EP, on the VERONE MUSIC label.
|"We'll only put out 1000 copies,
we'll probably have to give most of them away in the end ..."
Surprise, surprise ! The first 1000 copies were sold out
in 6 months and the record has since been re-issued !
|In february 2000 the band had a track included on the ³UN
HOMMACH¹ A VOUS OTTES² compilation, which featured 16 groups of
all styles from the north of France,
|before releasing the first ever PAMBANIZZA CIRKUS
long player : " VIXENISSIMO", a great adventure in which
Russ Meyer rides side by side with the spirit of Bob Marley,
listening to the Dead Kennedys, while Ozzy Osbourne handles the
steering wheel !
||And ever since, the band has carried on touring through France,
Belgium and, more recently, Germany and Tchecoslovakia, with an
ever evolving line-up (somewhere between 6 and 12 musicians, with
an average of around 8 or 9 !), but never without at least a
couple of hairy trumpet players, a death metal roadie and a few
kegs of beer for the road !
See you on tour and make sure you're in good shape for the gym
Phillo maligno - lead
Matt Barman - bass
Steeefff - trumpet
Jahjah Vön Fab - trumpet
Pierrot - trombon
Van Bert VandenCarrette - drums
Van Ben VandenCarrette - guitare
Mr Poule - guitare
Bob Taï Chee Tswann - lead/guitare
Matt Descamps - sound
Babass - sound
Metal Mike - Backline