Founded in 2002, DRUNKSOULS are a totally independent French band composed by members from different origins and cultures. Their music is a patchwork of various influences which aims to make you dance as well as to make you think. Their songs, sometimes playful, sometimes dark, sometimes lively dark at the same time, carry a message of conciliation and tolerance, in which humour and gravity are intelligently cohabiting.
Rock and reggae are the foundations of their sound universe. But with the DRUNKSOULS , there is no guarantee about the musical world they decide to create.
Very popular on the internet ( half a million visitors on myspace, first LP downloaded more than 100 000 times),just thanks to the world of mouth, DRUNKSOULS received huge media exposure in 2010 by being asked to perform on the mythical stage of Olympia-Bruno Coquatrix with some big name artists.
The year 2011 confirmed this tendency: DRUNKSOULS were given the chance to play twice in another legendary venue, the Grand Auditorium du Palais des Festivals de Cannes, once in a big fashion show around DRUNKSOULS music with models and dancers , the second time supporting the African Reggae Star TIKEN JAH FAKOLI.
Now, DRUNKSOULS are back with a REVOLUTION, a 16 track album offering a new trip through the original musical world of the band always littered with multiple influences( Rock, Reggae, Funk, Pop, Electro…)
– First LP downloaded over 100,000 times
– “I Believe I Can Fly” documentary trailer has become a big buzz video with over 5 million views featuring “Dear Lady” and “Studium w Bieli” by Drunk Souls
MEMBERS: Djamil Ramdane(Vocals), Julien Mur(Guitar), Pierre Pesin (Trumpet), Jean Marc Layani (Keyboards), Fred Albertini(Bass), Julien Heurtel(Drums), Romain Morello(Trombone), Other members of the collective: Philippe Bonnacier, Kevin Garcia