Composer and Guitarist Stephane Wrembel Announces Winter Tour
Composer Stephane Wrembel hits the road this winter - bringing his jaw dropping talent, palpable musical rapport with His Band, and vivid and textured compositions to life on theatre stages along the east coast and Midwest. His current list of tour dates is included below, with more being added each week.
Parisian born Wrembel - whose music embraces all styles and influence to create a truly signature sound - is being hailed as one of the world’s most dynamic and inspired players out there today. Wrembel is indeed a standout - not only for his undeniable skills but also for his unparalleled ability to create a unique and vivid listener experience.
2012 was a huge year for Stephane Wrembel. The guitarist released his fourth album, Origins, to critical acclaim; performed his original song "Bistro Fada" (the theme to Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris) at the Academy Awards; made studio visits to NPR Weekend Edition, BBC Radio, WNYC and others; toured across the U.S. and throughout Europe; and helped Gentleman Shaver win a Clio Award for “Best Original Song Used in a Commercial.”
Raised in Fontainebleau, France -- the birthplace of Impressionism and the home of famed gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt -- Wrembel was shaped by the fertile creative landscape of the area from his very early years. He began with classical piano at age 4 before exploring musical genres such as rock, Django, jazz, country, blues, Indian raga, West African, Middle Eastern and others - embracing the many cultures and musical styles he discovered along the way. His arsenal of influences result in a sound unique to Wrembel; a music without genre.
It's Wrembel's unbounded Impressionist musical style and state-of-mind that captured the attention of director Woody Allen, who most recently recruited him to score the theme for his smash film Midnight in Paris (Wrembel also composed music for Allen’s 2008 Golden Globe winning film Vicky Christina Barcelona). Wrembel’s extraordinary ability to capture, in music, the soul of an image is invaluable in film scoring. Being able to trigger images - whether universal or personal - in the listener's mind is also a huge part of Wrembel's own musical vision. The element of mystery and freedom his music imparts makes it as impossible to ignore as it is to pin down. Whether rocking a huge festival stage or filling up every breath of air in an intimate club - the experience of seeing Stephane Wrembel and His Band perform live is truly unforgettable.
Upcoming tour dates for Stephane Wrembel include:
Friday, January 11 World Cafe Live at The Queen – Wilmington, DE
Saturday, January 12 Towne Crier Café – Pawling, NY
Sunday, January 13 Webster Hall – Manhattan, NY
Wednesday, January 16 Carriage House – Ithaca, NY
Thursday, January 17 Thunderbird Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Friday, January 18 The Nighttown – Cleveland, OH
Saturday, January 19 The Blue Wisp – Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, February 13 Merrimans' Playhouse – South Bend, IN
Thursday, February 14 The MidWest Gypsy Swing Festival @ The Brink Lounge – Madison, WI
Friday, February 15 - Saturday, February 16 The Green Mill – Chicago, IL
Sunday, February 17 Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, February 21 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
Sunday, February 24 Cliff Bells – Detroit, MI
Thursday, March 7 The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ
Friday, March 8 Suffolk Theater – Riverhead, NY
Saturday, March 9 The Van Dyck – Schenectady, NY
Sunday, March 10 Bearsville Theater – Woodstock, NY