Chris Quinn – Aprés Ski Bands’ new solo artist taking the Alps by storm… and he literally arrived in one!

Not only is Chris Quinn an extremely talented musician who has been touring worldwide for well over a decade, he’s a highly regarded solo artist. Maverick, one of Britain’s leading music magazines called him “A Master of the Acoustic Guitar and a Quality Songwriter“. Chris also happens to be a really lovely chap who enjoys a chat over a good cup of coffee. We welcome him with open arms to the Aprés Ski Bands family for the first time this winter season.

Heavily influenced by British folk and American roots music, the Shrewsbury based singer songwriter covers a huge range within each gig; quality modern and classic music, authentic interpretations of traditional and contemporary Celtic and British folk songs, high speed bluegrass flatpicking, style delta blues, gypsy jazz, swinging jazz songs and instrumental solo guitar pieces. Not sure of what any of this sounds like? Go and see one of Chris Quinn’s gigs and all will become beautifully clear!

Meribar / Meribel / Monday 08 January / Aprés

Portetta / Courchevel 1650 / Tuesday 09 January / Aprés / 16:00

La Chaudanne / Meribel / Tuesday 09 January / Evening / 19:00

Grandes Alpes / Courchevel 1850 / Wednesday 10 January / 19:30

Marmot Arms / Tignes / Thursday 11 January / Aprés / 16:30

Kaila / Méribel / Friday 12th January / 19:00

Rockypop / Chamonix / Saturday 13 January / Aprés & Evening

Jacks Bar / Meribel / Monday 15 January / Aprés / 17:00

Ti Bar / Tignes / Monday 15 January / Evening / 22:30

Portetta / Courchevel 1650 / Tuesday 16 January / Aprés / 16:00

Boomerang / Les Gets / Wednesday 17 January / 19:30

http://www.chrisquinnmusic.co.uk

 

Le Comptoir – La Rosier – Wednesday night music club

Le Comptoir is one hell of a place for food, drink and a dance – on or off the tables! Every Wednesday, one of our fabulous groups from Aprés Ski Bands will be rocking the party at this fantastic venue. Down your skis and boards and ride the high energy music that will be flowing your way. Stef and his team will give you a warm welcome and a guaranteed great night out. So grab your buddies and let’s get this Wednesday night party started!

 

03.01.18 / 22:30 /45s – 3 piece kings of rock n roll! Their stage presence is enormous and there is no doubt that your sweat drenched shirt at the end of the gig is testament to their slamming performance.

10.01.18 / 22:30 / Bloc Off The Wall – A dedicated band of beautiful party makers covering a wide range of musical genres and styles. Guaranteed hits galore!

17.01.18 / 22:30 / Bloc Off The Wall

24.01.18 / 22:30 / Casio – The new boys on the block, with stunning guitar and keys solos!

31.01.18 / 22:30 / Monstaball – Big power chords, crazy antics and rock in it’s truest form! They ARE the party!

07.02.18 / 22:30 / Casio 

14.02.18 / 22:30 / Signals – A female fronted math pop four-piece. Expect lots of harmonies, shouty bits, pedal board antics, and time travel. In the Alps for a limited time only – don’t miss them!

21.02.18 / 22:30 / Casio

28.02.18 / 22:30 / Signals

07.03.18 / 22:30 / 45s

21.03.18 / 22:30 /  Bloc Off The Wall

28.03.18 / 22:30 / Casio

04.04.18 / 22:30 / Blazin’ Strings – Lock up your daughters! This up-beat young party trio will take the roof off with their big sound!

11.04.18 / 22:30 / Monstaball

For up to date info and bookings at Le Comptoir, please go to their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/tolecomptoir/about/?ref=page_internal or website http://www.welcometolecomptoir.com

Electric Spank Winter Tour part 1

We welcome back the funk-soul brothers and sister that are the outstanding Electric Spank!

The first of their two winter tours kicks off this week – get ready to be moving-and-a-grooving to this brilliant six piece’s sound. Lucy’s sexy vocals and will once again be marrying with the delights of the guitar, keys, bass, drums and an oh so brilliant trumpet that will leave you demanding encore after encore!

See them. Love them. We do – we know you will too…

Aquamotion / Courchevel 1550 / 20:30 / 30.12.17

Office de Tourisme / Brides Les Bains / 16:00 / 31.12.17

Meribar / Méribel / Evening / 31.12.17

La Marmotte D’Or / Montriond / 20:30 / 02.01.18

Smithy’s / Les Deux Alps / 23:00 / 03.01.18

Meribar / Méribel / Aprés / 04.01.18

Happy Hours Bar / Ardent / Aprés /  07.01.18

Smithy’s / Les Deux Alps / 23:00 / 10.01.18

Meribar / Méribel / Aprés / 11.01.18

Lodge Du Village / Méribel / 22:30 / 11.01.18

Aprés Ski Bands welcome The Harbour Band for their ’17-’18 winter tour!

Hello to The Harbour Band! These incredibly talented guys are back in the Alps for a two week tour!

They do rock. The do pop. They do soul. They do funk. They do classic tracks. They do modern hits. They certainly do requests! And Josh’s voice is a gloriously rich joy to behold. Fact.

Harbour are the official winners of “Best Band’ for the South West’s Trevor’s award. The guys have travelled all the way from there and are available to perform Worldwide. But YOU get to see them NOW in a resort near you. Check out these dates and times – then book in your fix of these South West music legends that will make your day, or even month, let alone your whole week..!

Cocorico / Val D’Isére / 16:00 / 31.12.17

Scotty’s / La Plagne / Evening / 31.12.17

Cocorico / Val D’Isére / 16:00 / 02.01.18

Scotty’s / La Plagne / 17:00 / 03.01.18

Loop Bar / Tignes / 16:45 / 04.01.18

Ski Lodge / La Tania / Aprés / 05.01.18

Cavern / Morzine / 23:00 / 07.01.18

Cocorico / Val D’Isére / 16:00 / 09.01.18

Scotty’s / La Plagne / 17:00 / 10.01.18

Brasero / Tignes / 16:00 / 11.01.18

Morris Pub / Val D’Isére / 22:00 / 11.01.18

Bobby and his 45s are back!

The 45s descend upon the Alps once again for Part One of 2 tours!

Get ready for these three guys to blow your socks off with their rock-punk, high jinx combination of musical greatness. They’ve been described as  “Legendary well dressed men who perform killer covers of classic soul and rock’n’roll cuts.” What more could you ask for?! They’re so damn sharp both musically and visually, your ears and eyes won’t know what’s hit them…

Go and see them. Just go. You won’t regret it, we promise!

La Mine / La Plagne / Evening / 31.12.17

Frog & Roast Beef / Val Thorens / 22:30 / 02.01.18

Ski Lodge / La Tania / Aprés / 03.01.18

Le Comptoir / La Rosiere / Evening / 03.01.18

Rond Point / Méribel / 17:00 / 04.01.18

Morris Pub / Val D’Isere / 22:00 / 04.01.18

45's Taking the Piste

Publié par 45's sur mardi 29 décembre 2015

Aprés Ski Bands ’17-’18 #What’sNew?

We welcome Paddy James to The French Alps for his first season with Aprés Ski Bands. Now well into his gigging over here, this talented fella sings and plays a clever mix of classic, modern and original music with key changes and mash-ups that’ll leave you smiling with recognition as well as surprise! (Listen out in particular for The Divine Comedy’s ‘National Express’ and The Killers meets The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air… oh yes!)

He’s come so far already and yet still has so much to offer his audience. Seek him out. Enjoy him live. Download his ‘Lost Boy’ EP. Paddy James is one to watch.

http://www.paddyjames.com

You can catch Paddy at the following venues between now and new year;  23/12 aprés & evening at The Yule, Val D’Isére  //  26/12 aprés at Portetta, Courchevel 1650  //  27/12 après at Lodge Du Village, Méribel Village  //  28/12 après at La Mine, La Plagne  //  28/12 evening at Café Del Mott, Mottaret  //  31/12 New Year’s Eve at Rockypop, Chamonix

 

Aprés Ski Bands #What’sNew?!

We welcome back the uniquely brilliant Alex Davies as he tours the French Alps this December!

In Alex’s own words, “You only grow up when you stop playing”. He plays music with a passion and individuality that can only command stage presence – I think we can safely say that this guy will be forever young.

Catch his first gig of the season at the Meribar, Méribel, on 18th December for an aprés you won’t forget.

Further out of Méribel? Head over to the following venues to see Alex do his thang..!

18th December – Ti Bar, Tignes, evening.

23rd December – Cocorico, Val D’Isére, après.

24th December – Rockypop, Chamonix, aprés & evening.

26th December – Mojo, Peissy, après.

27th December – Boomerang, Les Gets, après & evening.

Aprés Ski Bands ’17-’18 #What’sNew?

Welcome to the new 2017-2018 season! This year we have some stunning new bands for your delectation and delight, starting with…

Signals – This female fronted math pop four piece are a wonder to behold! Expect lots of harmonies, shouty bits, pedal board antics and time travel.

Don’t miss them during their winter tour – playing at The Doron on Wednesday 7th & 21st February!

Check out Signals on YouTube