eurovision connections

Yves Barbieux is a passionate musician, he plays umpteen instruments and spends his days composing and working on all his various projects, the main one being 'Les Déménageurs', a music band/show for children which is hugely successful (tickets sell out within days!). Prior to that project, he set up Urban Trad which eurovision geeks may remember from the 2003 competition in Latvia, where they came second with 'Sanomi', sung in a completely invented language in order not to have to pick one of the three official Belgian ones! 

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Jazz à Paris

My brother was in Paris playing with his original Jazz Trio last week... with Julien on drums and Justin (who flew in especially from San Francisco) on the double bass. Great to see them play together again after a fair few years, and to see a host of friendly and familiar faces in the audience. It was also so nice to spend a couple of days in Paris on 'leisure time' and not for work... managed to squeeze in a few exhibitions, seeing friends and family, some touristing around Montmartre and testing out another camera (results soon if they are any good!)

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