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Soul di Sicilia


Julien Lesuisse
voice, saxophone, ewi
Cyril Moulas
Brice Berrerd
Bruno Duval
Julien Lamaze

photos Marion Bornaz


Thibault Gléréan
+33(0)6 60 68 26 08


Airfono Records


“Selection Trans musicales 2020”
“Artiste Découverte iNOUïS Rhône-Alpes” of the “Printemps de Bourges” 2020


• Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
• Château Rouge, Annemasse
• Bonjour-Minuit, Saint-Brieuc
• Les Abattoirs, Bourgoin-Jailleu

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Crimi is a matter of trickling soul, a certain notion of the oozing groove, like the porous raï creations derived from all influences or the catchy funk of New Orleans, while maintaining important tones of a more melancholic style.

Crimi is above all a personal story, of a kid raised in Lyon whose Sicilian grandmother hummed time-honoured songs. This theme is a key element in the formula that, saxophonist and singer Julien Lesuisse, likes to call soul of Sicily. This explains why it is possible to hear oriental tones, a lyricism at the height of the voice reflecting his time in Oran with Mazalda.
Crimi is also a desire to revive traditional aspects running through original songs, well-crafted melodies carried by the sound of the band, of an unlabelled genre. This traditional-modern band is at the same time very structured and very free.
Luci e guai is Crimi’s debut album released by Airfono Records in March 2021. “Light and muddles”, this title has programmatic value and it suggests that nothing is ever as simple as it seems, in words as in music. In other words, the perfect framework in which to connect all the threads that weave the complexity of a personality, from jazz to ballad, from the day before yesterday to tomorrow, from here and elsewhere.

FIP radio – January 2021 : « Mano d’Oro », the arabic-sicilian’s groove by Crimi

France Inter – January 2021 : Playlist “Et je remets le son” – Matthieu Conquet

Nova – February 2021 : Crimi, Sicilia revisited by funk and raï – Michael Liot

Next dates
june 12

Annemmasse (74) TBA

june 25

Vienne (38) TBA


Nova Radio (live and interviews in French) - July 20