Male Artist of the Year at the previous French Victoires de la Musique (equivalent of the Grammy Awards), Vianney is one of the 2016 French revelations. Acoustic guitar in hand, the singer-songwriter was revealed in 2014 with his first album Idées Blanches and the hitPas Là. Alone on stage, without any effort nor cliché, Vianney catches his audience with his charisma. There is no doubt the young prodigy has a bring future ahead of him.
Recorded over three weeks in the Auvergne mountains, central France, Idées Blanches also features – besides Vianney’s guitar and some electric riffs by Antoine Essertier – the muscular and agile presence of Julien Tekeyan on drums, Geoffroy Tekeyan on bass, and Cyril Barbessol on piano. Together, they have made this maiden album a playground where the singular and the modern surge ahead as one.
6/20 @ Summerstage – New York, NY