What’s On in The Lockdown 20/04/20

The Lockdown Sessions!

 

A What’s On guide for your daily entertainment fix whilst we’re on lockdown… and it’s all just a few clicks away!

 

 

 

Monday 20th April

Big Howard & Little Howard Every Monday!Howard Read’s Guide to Coping With Children In the Lockdown!

AliamiSounds – Daily Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

Artist TBC  17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Tuesday 21 April

Something for the kids! Every Tuesday & Friday Robbie from The Cash Cows 10:30 GMT (11:30 French time!) – ‘Mr Robbie Live and in your Living Room’

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Jeremy Johnson (Jezza Jozza!) – Tuesdays at 13h – “Lunchtime Lock-in” Originals

Artists TBC 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

Jeremy Johnson13h – ‘Quaranstream’ live from VT

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Wednesday 22nd April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

DJ Kommissar every Wednesday15h-17h – Live DJ sessions – Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae

Artists TBC – 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

The LDV Quiz! Every Wednesday of Lockdown!

 

 

Thursday 23rd April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

Artist TBC17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Friday 26th April

Something for the kids! Every Tuesday & Friday Robbie from The Cash Cows10:30 GMT // 11:30 French time – ‘Mr Robbie Live and in your Living Room’

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny DeppsTime 14h – Live from their home

Artist TBC 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

Jeremy Johnson (Jezza Jozza!) – Fridays at 19h French Time “Guitarty Party” Upbeat Covers stream

DJ Kaya19h-21h – Live DJ set feat House & DnB

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

Paddy James20h-21:30h – Late & Live with La Terrasse du Village, Méribel Village

 

 

Saturday 27th April 

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct! 

Artist TBC –  17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

Bass Station Europe & NZ every Saturday 20h-22h – Live steam DJ sessions – House, Garage, DnB

 

 

Sunday 28th April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Artist TBC 15h-16h30 – The Sunday Sessions with Lodge Du Village, Méribel Village

Artist TBC17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

DJ Nubium17h – 19h Live DJ Set – Project 41

Christina Rogers (The Trends)Every Sunday  – 18h30 – 19h30 GMT – Live from her home!

Ze Funkin’ English – 19h-21h – Live DJ set

DJ Kaya21h-23h – Live ‘Doron Pub’ DJ set feat. Disco, Party & Dance Anthems 

 

Ready to learn something new..? 

If you loved the gypsy jazz, blues and plentiful plethora of styles Chris Quinn brought to your aprés or evening gig this season, you now have the opportunity to have FREE online guitar lessons with the man himself. Just follow this link!

 

Luke Burgess is offering 1:1 online guitar lessons – contact Luke directly via his Facebook page / Messenger for more details! 

 

 

 

 

 

For your daily delectation and delight…

DJ B-Burg – Soundclash 2020 Mix

(photo – c/o The Wardette Studio)

 

 

KAYA – Soundclash 2020 mix from Méribel’s very own DJ Kaya.

 

 

 

Ezmarelda – Catch up on these little bits of DnB loveliness! – Soundclash 2020 Mix // SubSessions (photo c/o The Wardette Studio)

 

Aliami Radio – funky fresh beats and mixes from our very own Ali Wright (Tchaï & Ali and The Al Jones Band)

 

 

A Deep House track-a-day from Bubble+Crisp‘s Grant, on his Jamsolation SoundCloud page

 

 

 

 

Missed it? No need to miss out!

photo c/o The Wardette Studio

Late & Live with Al Jones at La Terrasse du Village

 

Catch up on all of the past Jack’s Méribel, Live Daily Après !

 

Catch the highlights of the first Lodge du Village Stay At Home Festival

 

 

“It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again”

Dave Grohl

 

What’s On? The Lockdown Guide for 13/04/20

The Lockdown Sessions!

A What’s On guide for your daily entertainment fix whilst we’re on lockdown… and it’s all just a few clicks away!

 

 

 

 

Monday 13th April

Big Howard & Little Howard Every Monday!Howard Read’s Guide to Coping With Children In the Lockdown!

AliamiSounds – Daily Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny Depps 17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

Luke Robinson19h UK time / 20h French time – Assembly Point Sessions with Matt Dunwell

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Tuesday 14th April

Something for the kids! Every Tuesday & Friday Robbie from The Cash Cows 10:30 GMT (11:30 French time!) – ‘Mr Robbie Live and in your Living Room’

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Jeremy Johnson (Jezza Jozza!) – Tuesdays at 13h – “Lunchtime Lock-in” Originals

Fernando Fher Costa 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

Jeremy Johnson13h – ‘Quaranstream’ live from VT

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Wednesday 15th April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

DJ Kommissar every Wednesday15h-17h – Live DJ sessions – Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae

Sian Hayley Smith – 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel – 90s special!

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

The LDV Quiz! Every Wednesday of Lockdown!

 

 

Thursday 16th April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

Artist TBC17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Friday 17th April

 Something for the kids! Every Tuesday & Friday Robbie from The Cash Cows10:30 GMT // 11:30 French time – ‘Mr Robbie Live and in your Living Room’

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny DeppsTime TBC – Live from their home with Oasis’ ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)’ in it’s entirety!

Artist TBC 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

Jeremy Johnson (Jezza Jozza!) – Fridays at 19h French Time “Guitarty Party” Upbeat Covers stream

DJ Kaya19h-21h – Live DJ set feat House & DnB

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

Artist TBC – 20h-21:30h – Late & Live with La Terrasse du Village, Méribel Village

 

 

Saturday 18th April 

Le Lodge du Village Stay At Home Festival Part Deux! 14h onwards – Live Music, Comedy and a whole plethora of excellence for your delectation and delight! Catch the highlights of the first festival, HERE! 

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Artist TBC –  17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

Bass Station Europe & NZ every Saturday 20h-22h – Live steam DJ sessions – House, Garage, DnB

 

 

Sunday 19th April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Artist TBC 15h-16h30 – The Sunday Sessions with Lodge Du Village, Méribel Village

Artist TBC17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

DJ Nubium17h – 19h Live DJ Set – Project 41

Christina Rogers (The Trends)Every Sunday  – 18h30 – 19h30 GMT – Live from her home!

Ze Funkin’ English – 19h-21h – Live DJ set

DJ Kaya21h-23h – Live ‘Doron Pub’ DJ set feat. Disco, Party & Dance Anthems 

 

Ready to learn something new..? 

If you loved the gypsy jazz, blues and plentiful plethora of styles Chris Quinn brought to your aprés or evening gig this season, you now have the opportunity to have FREE online guitar lessons with the man himself. Just follow this link!

 

Luke Burgess is offering 1:1 online guitar lessons – contact Luke directly via his Facebook page / Messenger for more details! 

 

 

 

For your daily delectation and delight…

DJ B-Burg – Soundclash 2020 Mix

(photo – c/o The Wardette Studio)

 

 

KAYA – Soundclash 2020 mix from Méribel’s very own DJ Kaya.

 

 

 

Ezmarelda – Catch up on these little bits of DnB loveliness! – Soundclash 2020 Mix // SubSessions (photo c/o The Wardette Studio)

 

Aliami Radio – funky fresh beats and mixes from our very own Ali Wright (Tchaï & Ali and The Al Jones Band)

 

 

A Deep House track-a-day from Bubble+Crisp‘s Grant, on his Jamsolation SoundCloud page

 

 

 

 

Missed it? No need to miss out!

photo c/o The Wardette Studio

Late & Live with Al Jones at La Terrasse du Village

 

 

Catch up on all of the past Jack’s Méribel, Live Daily Après !

 

 

Catch the highlights of the first Lodge du Village Stay At Home Festival

 

 

 

“It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again”

Dave Grohl

 

What’s On? The Lockdown Guide for 06/04/20

 The Lockdown Sessions!

A What’s On guide for your musical fix whilst we’re on lockdown… and it’s all just a few clicks away!

 

 

 

 

 

 Monday 6th April

For families! Big Howard & Little Howard – Every Monday 10h BST / 11h CESTHoward Read’s Guide to Coping With Children In the Lockdown!

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

Hobo Chic – 17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

Paddy James 19h30 UK time // 20h30 French time – Where The Music Meets – Live for Project Open Air raising money for medical equipment in the UK

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Tuesday 7th April

Something for the kids! Every Tuesday & Friday Robbie from The Cash Cows 10:30 GMT (11:30 French time!) – ‘Mr Robbie Live and in your Living Room’

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Jeremy Johnson (Jezza Jozza!) – Tuesdays at 13h – “Lunchtime Lock-in” Originals

Al Jones 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

DJ Nubium17h – 19h Live DJ Set – Project 41

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Wednesday 8th April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

DJ Kommissar every Wednesday15h-17h – Live DJ sessions – Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae

Matt Denison – 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

LDV Quiz Night! 20h CEST 

 

 

 

Thursday 9th April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home special addition – Alannis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ 

Paddy James 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Friday 10th April 

Something for the kids! Every Tuesday & Friday Robbie from The Cash Cows10:30 GMT // 11:30 French time – ‘Mr Robbie Live and in your Living Room’

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

The Wingmen 18h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

Jeremy Johnson (Jezza Jozza!) – Fridays at 19h French Time “Guitarty Party” Upbeat Covers stream

DJ Kaya19h-21h – Live DJ set feat House & DnB

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

Al Jones20h-21:30h – Late & Live with La Terrasse du Village, Méribel Village

 

 

Saturday 11th April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Artist TBC –  17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

Jimmy B from JAG / Pink Miami 18h UK / 17h CEST Live for The Culcheth Arms Pub, Warrington

Bass Station Europe & NZ every Saturday 20h-22h – Live steam DJ sessions – House, Garage, DnB

 

 

Sunday 29th April

AliamiSounds Daily, Midday BST / 13h CEST – DJ session Live & Direct!

Alex Davies 15h-16h30 – The Sunday Sessions with La Terrasse du Village

Artist TBC17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

DJ Nubium17h – 19h Live DJ Set – Project 41

Christina Rogers (The Trends)Every Sunday  – 18h30 – 19h30 GMT – Live from her home!

Ze Funkin’ English – 19h-21h – Live DJ set

DJ Kaya21h-23h – Live ‘Doron Pub’ DJ set feat. Disco, Party & Dance Anthems 

 

Ready to learn something new..? 

If you loved the gypsy jazz, blues and plentiful plethora of styles Chris Quinn brought to your aprés or evening gig this season, you now have the opportunity to have FREE online guitar lessons with the man himself. Just follow this link!

 

 

For your daily delectation and delight…

From Bubble+Crisp‘s Grant – Grant Dégueulasse SoundCloud Mixes

 

 

 

 DJ B-Burg – Soundclash 2020 Mix

(photo – c/o The Wardette Studio)

 

 

KAYA – Soundclash 2020 Mix

 

 

 

Ezmarelda –  Soundclash 2020 Mix // SubSessions

(photo – c/o The Wardette Studio)

 

Aliami Radio – funky fresh beats and mixes from our very own Ali Wright (Tchaï & Ali and The Al Jones Band)

 

 

 

 

Check out all of the Musicians, DJs, Comedians, MCs and whole host of other artists who appeared at the Lodge du Village ‘Stay At Home Festival’ on Saturday 4th April! Follow them, own their original work and support these brilliant minds!

 

 

Catch up on all of the past Jack’s Méribel, Live Daily Après right here!

 

 

“It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again”

Dave Grohl

 

What’s On In The Lockdown Sessions – 30/03/20

 The Lockdown Sessions!

A What’s On guide for your musical fix whilst we’re on lockdown… and it’s all just a few clicks away!

 

 

 

Monday 30th March 

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

Fernando Fher Costa 17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Tuesday 31st March

Something for the kids! Every Tuesday & Friday Robbie from The Cash Cows 10:30 GMT (11:30 French time!) – ‘Mr Robbie Live and in your Living Room’

Mardy Johnny Depps 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

Jeremy Johnson17h – ‘Quaranstream’ live from VT

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Wednesday 25th March

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

DJ Kommissar every Wednesday15h-17h – Live DJ sessions – Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae

Jeremy Johnson – 17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Thursday 26th March

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

Jimmy B from Pink Miami17h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Friday 27th March 

Something for the kids! Every Tuesday & Friday Robbie from The Cash Cows10:30 GMT // 11:30 French time – ‘Mr Robbie Live and in your Living Room’

Mardy Johnny Depps14h – Live from their home 

The Wingmen 18h – Live apres via Jack’s, Méribel

DJ Kaya19h-21h – Live DJ set feat House & DnB

CoCo and the Butterfields20h GMT – filmed live at CoCo HQ!

 

 

Saturday 28th March

LDV, Méribel Village’s Stay At Home Festival – 14h – 17h LDV TV – Music, Comedy, Poetry, DJs – It’s all happening!

Hobo Chic –  17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

Bass Station Europe & NZ every Saturday 20h-22h – Live steam DJ sessions – House, Garage, DnB

 

Sunday 29th March

Ben Vickers17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

Christina Rogers (The Trends)Every Sunday  – 18h30 – 19h30 GMT – Live from her home!

Ze Funkin’ English – 19h-21h – Live DJ set. Listen to this, it’ll blow your socks off!

DJ Kaya21h-23h – Live ‘Doron Pub’ DJ set feat. Disco, Party & Dance Anthems 

 

Ready to learn something new..? 

If you loved the gypsy jazz, blues and plentiful plethora of styles Chris Quinn brought to your aprés or evening gig this season, you now have the opportunity to have FREE online guitar lessons with the man himself. Just follow this link!

 

For your daily delectation and delight…

KAYA – Soundclash 2020 mix from Méribel’s very own DJ Kaya.

 

 

 

Ezmarelda – Catch up on these little bits of DnB loveliness! – Soundclash 2020 Mix // SubSessions (photo c/o The Wardette Studio)

 

Aliami Radio – funky fresh beats and mixes from our very own Ali Wright (Tchaï & Ali and The Al Jones Band)

 

 

A Deep House track-a-day from Bubble+Crisp‘s Grant, on his Jamsolation SoundCloud page

 

 

 

Missed it? No need to miss out on the past week’s entertainment… 

Christina Rogers (The Trends)Live from her home on Sunday 29th March

Sian Hayley Smith live from her home on Friday 27th March

Andy QuickLive from his home on March 26th

Steph Willis live from her living room on March 25th

Jack’s Après Daily – 17h – Live après via Jack’s, Méribel

 

 

 

“It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again”

Dave Grohl

 

In times of adversity, talent will always shine through.

Soooooo, here we all are! On lock down in the French Alps, our beautiful winter ski season now very much behind us. And it was going pretty darn well until Saturday’s resort closures hit our region – and so many of us personally.

Restaurants, bars and music venues were directed to close, gigs were cancelled, artists had to leave resort – some without being able to say a proper goodbye to friends and members of their musical family. It was – and remains – a tough and uncertain time for everyone.

However, all is not as quiet on the après front as you may have initially thought… During times like these, the determination and splendour of creative, talented minds will always shine through. Plus, those born to perform will always find a way of doing so. It’s in their genetic make-up. Not even one week into lockdown and many musicians are still performing – just as they intended to each après! Only this time, its from the comfort and confinement of their own home. With the internet and therefore, the wider world at our fingertips, connection, performance and self development is at the forefront of daily life, more than ever!

So here’s a current line up of entertainment for you to enjoy! We’ll be adding to it as events occur but for now here’s a What’s On Guide to what we are affectionately calling

The Lockdown Sessions 

and it’s all just a few clicks away…

Were you an avid follower of the marvellous Mardy Johnny Depps this winter? Still need your regular hit of this delectable duo? Catch their home-based gigs, with a Jack’s après too! Past and present performances from their abode in the Alps. Just click here and follow the link!

 

How about The Wingmen? Did you après like it was 1999 each week with this fab four? See their live Jack’s après at 18h on Friday 20th March 2020. We have a feeling this won’t be their last gig of the quarantine season!

 

Did Sian Hayley Smith‘s musical presence of voice, guitar and loop peddle grace you during your winter break? Click here to enjoy Sian’s recent live video with both original and cover music! Her Jack’s après on Saturday 21st March is not to be missed!

 

If you loved the gypsy jazz, blues and plentiful plethora of styles Chris Quinn brought to your aprés or evening gig this season, you now have the opportunity to have FREE online guitar lessons with the man himself. Just follow this link!

 

Ready to rave in your own front room? Then get some of this in your life – Grant from Bubble+Crisp is creating a Deep House track-a-day on his Jamsolation SoundCloud page

 

Winter touring artist, Steph Willis is performing for us, live from her home. Catch her first gig on Friday 20th March – but this defiantly won’t be her last! Enjoy Steph Willis live, via this link.

 

Itialian-Brazilian legend, Fernando from Les Lunettes is performing in and sharing a “We Everybody” live Instagram Brazil festival, starting Saturday 21st March. Featuring Méribel legends and original music maestros,  Al Jones & Gallie.

 

In the zone for some funky fresh beats? Aliami Radio from our very own Ali Wright (Tchaï & Ali and The Al Jones Band) will keep you in a funky podcast zone from morning til night. And there are plenty of episodes to catch up on! Turn on, tune in and channel Bootsy Collins.

 

We’re living through this for the wellness of our loved ones, for the wellness of our neighbours – far and wide, known and unknown to us. We have to be thankful to the human spirit, for the amazing support that is shown and shared in such difficult and bizarre times. But we must be optimistic. We must be half full. Find whatever positives you can. Because, if you don’t, as my dear old, UK-based, self quarantined dad would say, “You might as well go and eat worms.”

Don’t eat worms. Eat up and live the creative opportunities that are there for the taking. There are some musical silver linings that deserve to be noticed and heard.

“It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again”

Dave Grohl

 

The Trends are back to gig, party and conquer!

Trend: noun – a general direction in which something is developing / changing or in the way that people are behaving.

We’re here to tell you – right here, right now – with The Trends in your life, your après is guaranteed to take one specific direction – onwards and upwards! I mean, your behaviour may go a little downhill, but that’ll only be due to the amount of FUN you’re having!!! This is a band who who couldn’t wait to get back out to the Alps for tour part deux because they know exactly what this snowy playground has to offer. Last season saw them grab every opportunity to make a name for themselves in these here mountains. They gigged, they partied – they conquered! And with their greatness proceeding them, each and every venue we pitched them to said a very firm YES to booking them in this season. Why? Because The Trends own the essence of what it is that makes a great party band. You’ve got a solid and particularly ace rhythm section from Phil. There’s Tom’s working between the bass and keys to give that extra magical oomph to each track. Alex’s ridiculously expert guitar skills run through each song, smashing the solo every time. (We miss you Gareth! But thanks for the lend, UpTones..!) And then – Christina. Wow! Christina. She runs the show, belting out a track one minute, bringing light and shade to the next, keeping the pace and energy alive. She’ll sing, making you feel like each gig is being performed especially for you. She’ll even give a shout out to the drink specials on the bar and encourage geneppi shots to be sunk in the true feeling of an alpine après! And all of that with some crazy beautiful sax solos thrown in! Ye gods – what woman! ‘She gods’, if you will! And indeed, Cristina is.

These are very exciting times indeed. March madness is about to hit resorts, with festivals galore and even more fun times ahead on and off the slopes. It’s all pretty mega, really! So what better way to celebrate than to throw The Trends into the mix?! Santé, party people!

Check out where you’ll be Trending this March & April…

Venue Resort Day / Jour Date Time
Cocorico Tignes Dimanche 01-Mar 16:00
La Taïga La Tania Dimanche 01-Mar 22:00
Rond Point Méribel Lundi 02-Mar 16:00-17:30
Scotty’s La Plagne Mardi 03-Mar 22:30
Cocorico Tignes Mercredi 04-Mar 16:00
Cocorico Val D’Isére Jeudi 05-Mar 16:00
Funky Fox Courchevel 1650 Jeudi 05-Mar 23:00
Cocorico Val D’Isére Vendredi 06-Mar 16:00
Cocorico Val D’Isére Samedi 07-Mar 16:00
Cocorico Tignes Lundi 09-Mar 16:00
Ski Lodge La Tania Mardi 10-Mar 22:00
Smithy’s Les Deux Alpes Mercredi 11-Mar 22:30
Cocorico Tignes Jeudi 12-Mar 16:00
Cocorico Val D’Isére  Samedi 14-Mar 16:00
La Terrasse Chamonix Samedi 14-Mar 22:00
Scotty’s La Plagne Mardi 17-Mar 22:30
Scotty’s La Plagne Mercredi 18-Mar 17:00
Doron Méribel Mercredi 18-Mar 23:00
Cocorico Tignes Jeudi 19-Mar 16:00
Cocorico Tignes Vendredi 20-Mar 16:00
Tsaretta Les Allues Vendredi 20-Mar 22:30
Cocorico Val D’Isére Samedi 21-Mar 16:00
Funky Fox Courchevel 1650 Dimanche 22-Mar 23:00
Le Rastro Mottaret Mardi 24-Mar 16:00
Ski Lodge La Tania Mardi 24-Mar 22:00
Scotty’s La Plagne Mercredi 25-Mar 17:00
Comptoir La Rosière  Mercredi 25-Mar 22:30
Smithy’s Alpe D’Huez Jeudi 26-Mar 22:30
Cocorico Val D’Isére Vendredi 27-Mar 16:00
Cocorico Val D’Isére Samedi 28-Mar 16:00
Elephant Le Praz Mardi 31-Mar 22:30
Smithys Les Deux Alpes Mercredi 01-Apr 22:30
Cocorico Val D’Isére Jeudi 02-Apr 16:00
Funky Fox Courchevel 1650 Jeudi 02-Apr 23:00
Le Rastro Mottaret  Mardi 07-Apr 16:00
Ski Lodge La Tania Mardi 07-Apr 22:00
Scotty’s La Plagne Mercredi 08-Apr 17:00
Cocorico Tignes  Jeudi 09-Apr 16:00
Frog & Roast Beef Val Thorens Jeudi 09-Apr 23:00
Cocorico Tignes Vendredi 10-Apr 16:00
Tsaretta Les Allues Vendredi 10-Apr 22:30

*Gigs may be subject to change! Please check with the venue before planning to party!

Bloc out your diary – Bloc Off The Wall are back!

Bloc Off  The Wall know how to smash an après. Full Stop. Simple. Done. So if you’ve seen them gig before, I give you permission to not bother reading anything else on this blog – just scroll down to their gig dates so you can see where you’ll #skiandparty with Bloc Off The Wall at a quality venue, in a resort near you.

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of watching and listening to Adam Isaac and his band, let me break it down for you. It’s like performing the best gig at every gig is at the top of Bloc Off The Wall‘s agenda. And creating a hands in the air, crowd surfing, dancing-on-tables après ski party is just ingrained into their very souls. Every time these guys return to resort, there’s anticipation in the air and gigs waiting to go off! We’re always so happy to welcome them back and we know for a fact that venue teams, skiers, boarders – even sledgers and folk who just enjoy riding the bus around resort, dressed in ski gear – are always excited to see this band rocking a stage! Expect big anthems, classic après ski hits – and some surprise tunes which will make you feel like you’re floating on the clouds that surround you and these beautiful mountains. Why? Because it all just comes together when Bloc Off The Wall gig. Now look out for that euphoric Cloud 9 – it’s on its way to lift you and your hands in the air. Except this time, you will care. Because you’ll be watching one of the best bands your mountain experience can give you.

Venue Resort Day / Jour Date Soir /Après
Bubble Bar Courchevel 1650 Sunday / Dimanche 29-Dec Eve
Rond Point Meribel Monday / Lundi 30-Dec Apres
Doron Pub Meribel Monday / Lundi 30-Dec Eve
Fahrenheit 7 Val Thorens Tuesday / Mardi 31-Dec Eve
Scotty’s La Plagne Wednesday / Mercredi 01-Jan Apres
Hotel Post residency Zermatt Thursday / Jeudi 02-Jan – 06 Jan incl Eve
Cocorico Tignes Wednesday / Mercredi 08-Jan Apres
Cocorico Tignes Thursday / Jeudi 09-Jan Apres
Funky Fox Courchevel 1650 Thursday / Jeudi 09-Jan Eve
Rond Point Meribel Friday / Vendredi 10-Jan Apres
Tsaretta Les Allues Friday / Vendredi 10-Jan Eve
Ski Lodge La Tania Tuesday / Mardi 14-Jan Eve
Smithy’s Les Deux Alpes Wednesday / Mercredi 15-Jan Eve
Smithy’s Alpe D’Huez Thursday / Jeudi 16-Jan Eve
Rond Point Meribel Friday / Vendredi 17-Jan Apres
Elephant Le Praz Tuesday / Mardi 21-Jan Eve
Cocorico Tignes Wednesday / Mercredi 22-Jan Apres
Comptoir La Rosière Wednesday / Mercredi 22-Jan Eve
Cocorico Val D’Isere Thursday / Jeudi 23-Jan Apres
Funky Fox Courchevel 1650 Thursday / Jeudi 23-Jan Eve
Cocorico Tignes Friday / Vendredi 24-Jan Apres
Cocorico Val D’Isere Saturday / Samedi 25-Jan Apres
Ski Lodge La Tania Tuesday / Mardi 28-Jan Eve
Scotty’s La Plagne Wednesday / Mercredi 29-Jan Apres
Comptoir La Rosière Wednesday / Mercredi 29-Jan Eve
Smithy’s Alpe D’Huez Thursday / Jeudi 30-Jan Eve
Cocorico Tignes Sunday / Dimanche 02-Feb Apres
Scotty’s La Plagne Wednesday / Mercredi 05-Feb Apres
Doron Pub Meribel Wednesday / Mercredi 05-Feb Eve
Funky Fox Courchevel 1650 Thursday / Jeudi 06-Feb Eve
Cocorico Val D’Isere Friday / Vendredi 07-Feb Apres
Tsaretta Les Allues Friday / Vendredi 07-Feb Eve
Cocorico Val D’Isere Saturday / Samedi 08-Feb Apres
Bubble Bar Courchevel 1650 Sunday / Dimanche 09-Feb Eve

…and that line up’s just for starters..!

The shy, retiring BOTW front man, Adam Isaac.

The Danny McCabe Duo – welcome to the mountain, guys!

The Danny McCabe Duo – when Manchester talent meets Méribel, Morzine and many more resorts in between! Having gigged together for years, these guys know how to entertain. Multi genre songs from all eras can be heard ringing out from this legendary pairing! From chilled lounge sets, to upbeat sing-a-long sets. From mountain ranges to yachts, from bars, to 5* hotels and private parties – The Danny McCabe Duo will bring an extra special brightness and element of fun to every show.

Here’s what the rest of their tour looks like. If you haven’t seen Danny & Tom gig yet, put a note in your winter diary and seek out their next gig that’s nearest to you. Not only are they two of the loveliest fellas to grace our mountain range, their gigs are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and your feet on the dance floor.

Le Lodge, Meribel Village Meribel Monday / Lundi 23-Dec Après 16:00
Café del Mott Mottaret Tuesday / Mardi 24-Dec Après 18:30
La Mine La Plagne Tuesday / Mardi 24-Dec Evening 23:00
Marmot Arms Tignes Thursday / Jeudi 26-Dec Après 16:30
Doron Meribel Thursday / Jeudi 26-Dec Evening 23:00
Fahrenheit 7 Val Thorens Friday / Vendredi 27-Dec Evening 19:00
Tibetan Café Morzine Monday / Lundi 30-Dec Après 17:00
Tibetan Café Morzine Monday / Lundi 30-Dec Evening 22:00
Boomerang Les Gets Tuesday / Mardi 31-Dec Evening 19:00
La Mine La Plagne Wednesday / Mercredi 01-Jan Evening 22:30
Fahrenheit 7 Courchevel 1650 Friday / Vendredi 03-Jan Après 17:00
Araucaria La Plagne Saturday / Samedi 04-Jan Après 18:00
Scottys La Plagne Monday / Lundi 06-Jan Après 17:00
Marmot Arms Tignes Tuesday / Mardi 07-Jan Après 16:30
Doron Meribel Wednesday / Mercredi 08-Jan Après Start time TBC
Le Lodge, Meribel Village Meribel Saturday / Samedi 11-Jan Après  16:00
La Taverne Meribel Sunday / Dimanche 12-Jan Evening 21:00
Tibetan Café Morzine Monday / Lundi 13-Jan Après 17:00
Tibetan Café Morzine Monday / Lundi 13-Jan Evening 22:00
Le Rastro Mottaret Tuesday / Mardi 14-Jan Après 16:00
Office de Tourisme Brides Les Bains Wednesday / Mercredi 15-Jan Après 17:00
Fahrenheit 7 Courchevel 1650 Thursday / Jeudi 16-Jan Après 17:00
La Mine La Plagne Friday / Vendredi 17-Jan Evening 22:30
Le Lodge, Meribel Village Meribel Saturday / Samedi 18-Jan Après  16:00

And Snow It Begins…

If the musicians’ and venues’ social media haven’t got us excited enough about the winter season ahead, the huge snowfall last night has really put everyone into, what we like to call, Après Excitement Overdrive! (If anyone wants to claim that for a ski resort band name, be my guest. Just don’t forget to start your set with ‘2-4-6-8-Après Ski’…)

Even the beloved Après Ski Band dogs, Hobnob & Crumpet, are going extra crazy on their walk today! Why?! Because this morning’s snow is a sure sign that the ’19-’20 winter is going to be an absolute corker! (They’re very knowing dogs indeed).

Just when you think that the music couldn’t possibly get any better in resorts, our resident musicians return with an even greater fire in their bellies to smash each and every set. Your favourite bands will of course be gigging all the après hits whilst impressing with new repertoires in your favourite bars, pubs, clubs and hotels throughout the region.

Make sure you check out the Mardy Johnny Depps‘ new Basement Jaxx medley! Luke Burgess will be hitting us with his twists on Lincoln Park as well as Fleetwood Mac and the Blazin’ Strings guys welcome new member Karl Cosgrove to the stage this season, slappin’ da bass in place of our beloved Toby, to well known and new grooves – including a sexy little Luther Vandross number!

Our touring artists (both familiar and new to the family!) can’t wait to get out here and start gigging to the crowds of skiers, boarders, venue teams – and those of you who just bloomin’ well love to go to an après ski party!

So who’s new to ‘whet your après-tite’ (put your money away, you can have that for free…) this winter? Keep an eye and ear out for the following talent… Tchaï & Ali, The Danny McCabe Duo, La Fox, The Cash Cows, Mazula, Mark Walker, Steph Willis, Yoan Azencot and French rockers KTR6. Each and every artist will be offering everything you love as well as something a bit different to bring to the Après Ski Bands table of musical delights!

We welcome back looping, blues, jazz, rock legend and absolute gentleman, Chris Quinn – this time for the entire season! Adam Isaac and Bloc Off The Wall are here for extended tours as are The Dominos and Christine and her tremendous TrendsChop Shop are with us for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. French legends Brotherockers will be strolling into our hearts during another winter tour, One Ground Reggae are back to keep us chilled and warm in the sun all at once from March and Silver Souled will be doing their soulful, funky thing from mid December until January – the same time that we see the Twinkill guys return for their first tour in three years! Now, there may only be three of them, but Firekind‘s unbelievable sound creates a vibe that is comparable to the biggest of rock outfits! These legends are with us during the music, comedy and DJ-tastic Piste Bash Festival week (9th to 13th Mach 2020).

 

Counterflow, CoCo and the Butterfileds and The Al Jones Band, as well as many of your season après ski bands, will be representing and rocking their residencies in Zermatt. And if all that wasn’t enough, we’ll be seeing guest appearances in resorts and at festivals from even more bands, soloists, duos and DJs who we’ve had the pleasure of connecting with over the past 12 months and beyond! And all that is happening without us even telling you all about our sister company’s Taking the Piste ’19-’20 comedy tours!

Ready for the winter, everyone?! It’s already turning out to be one to remember! Just ask Crumpet and Hobnob..!

And the snow came tumbling down!

Have you been out on the mountain, yet.? Have you experienced a bluebird morning which makes you feel like any worries are far behind you and all is right in the world..? Have you had the ski or snowboard this week that lifted your spirits, followed by an après where you danced your boots off and lifted other well known, local spirits (hello, Génépi!) as you said santé to your band, DJ, bar team and fellow mountain-lovers..? If you answered yes to any of those questions,  then you’ll definitely be making the most of your ski trip, season abroad or exquisite extension to your beautiful abode in the Alps.

What a wonderful, snowy start to 2019 it’s been – the stuff’s been falling thick and fast! The mountains, trees and forests look stunning, animal tracks can be spotted from your window, the roadside or when travelling to the top of your next run in a ski lift or bubble – or even when you’re headed for an off-piste adventure!

However, the roads and travelling conditions for musicians and DJs can be a little less dreamy, but travelling through various kinds of precipitation is all part of what our incredibly talented guys do to ensure you get your daily ski inspired party and relaxed hotel gig or private chalet musical experience. The professionalism of the Après Ski Bands artists is second to none!

Gigging the ultimate après ski party can be very chilly work, but the energy from the crowd, the music – and several on stage heaters or a roaring hotel fire – makes for an uplifting gig, each and every time.

Quality musicianship? Check. Snow covered back drop of mountains, slopes and multi coloured ski gear? Check. All the hits? Check. The skill and experience to create dance floor me mories for life? CHECK! The Après Ski Bands artists know their craft.