Édith Piaf and Frank Zappa… now there’s two names you don’t see side by side. Yet, No-Ce audaciously marries the artists’ sound, spawning a result that’s as staggering as you’d expect.
Their latest release, Jazz Proclamation Vol.1&2, is a celebration of the art of French chanson wrapped in rock n roll. With this latest offering, the Vienna-based band achieve an album that is dexterous and moving, yet humorous.
Chanteuse, Cécile Nordegg, takes centre stage with her truly remarkable voice, backed by a band of outstanding musicians who have already made names for themselves: JP Chiche on guitar and background vocals (previously having shared the stage with everyone from Aerosmith to Fats Domino); Andreas Pirringer on sax, flute and clarinet and Walter Bass on piano, all contributing to their compositions. Augmented by American Grammy Award-winning rock guitarist, Jamie Kime (rhythm guitarist for Dweezil Zappa), the combination is both engrossing and intriguing.
See No-Ce & Band at this year’s Edinburgh Festival August 6/7/8 at 08:30pm at AMC @ UCC