LES MUSICIENS

MICHEL PETOW   Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Musical Arrangements

Michel Peteau a appris la guitare à C*. Pendant qu’ils concoctaient And I become…, il s’en fut à Liverpool, visiter la ville de ses idoles… Sur son ticket, les anglais avaient orthographié son nom à leur sauce phonétique. La joke est restée, et pour Laughing Seabird, il est devenu… Michel Petow.
Michel Petow est un guitariste auto-didacte et un producteur singulier. Happé tout jeune par la spirale du rock psychédélique, il traverse les années 70 au sein de « Cheval Fou », trio radical et puissant. Dans les années 80, de nouvelles tentatives le hissent en haut des charts français, grâce aux irrésistibles tubes de son duo tapageur « La fiancée du Pirate »..Lire la suite...
Il traverse les années top 50 avec la même fougue (et la même guitare : sa fidèle Jaguar) que celles passées auprès des grands dingues des années 70. Après quoi, il s’installe en tant que producteur, et met sa guitare au service d’innombrables interprètes (d’Elie Medeiros à Buzy). Dans les années 2000 il devient Michel Moi, et donne le jour à son projet le plus personnel. Aujourd’hui aux manettes du studio Panorama (Paris) où il cultive avec enthousiasme l’art du vintage, Michel partage son temps entre son nouveau groupe « SuperBravo » et la production de projets amis. Laughing Seabird est l’un des savoureux fruits cultivés avec amour en ces lieux … Enjoy !

JEREMY NATTAGH   Drums

 Drummer with Touré Kunda, Palatas Singer, Miss Dominique and Joseph Leon, Jeremy Nattagh literally fell into the music pot when he was a child. Multi-insrtrumentalist with a classical schooling, with later inroads into jazz and modern music, over a period of years his enthousiasm and curiosity brought him to the shore of many different styles, including gospel and African music.
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His appearances on air for Radio France, MCM and Arte, are always a source of revival and new sounds.
More recently, Jeremy had an unexpected and decisive meeting with… the handpan, and its bewitching sonorities. He became one of the most respected ambassadors of this instrument whose possibilities he has already explored in four different albums. Captivated by the world of sound, he has been artistic director and sound engineer for international artists, and has set up several recording studios. The last one, Cosmic Sound Studio harboured the drum sessions for the EP And I become. His first loves as a drummer, pop, folk and rock, bring the sober and syncopated touch found in Laughing Seabird’s compositions.

CACAU DE QUEIROZ   Tenor Sax, Flute

 Cacau de Queiroz first appeared on stage with Baden Powell, in Rio. Since then, he has played with Dorival Caymmi, Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Morais, Edu Lobo, Gal Costa and Hermeto Pascoal, and taken part in festivals such as Montreux and Tokyo, with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Chick Corea. He also performs with the singer Elie Medeiros, for whom he produces musical arrangements, for exemple « Toi mon toi », « Bom bom » and « Calypso ».
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He has collaborated with Tania Maria, and the saxophonist Manu Dibango. He plays with several orchestras, (Claude Bolling, Gerard Badini…), as a lead sax, in the company of Diane Shure and Johnny Griffin. He is a part-time member of Dee Dee Bridgewater’s big band, and also Michel Legrand’s, with whom he performed at Carnegie Hall in N.Y. His first solo album is « Brasi do Ferro e Corda » with Baden Powell contributing. He has performed with his band on many cultural occasions, (Calvi and Evreux Festival, the New Morning, Reims, and many Jazz Clubs in France). For a number of years, he has presented Brazilian music workshops at Parisian schools I.A.C.P. and ARPEJ.