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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


“Artiste Découverte iNOUïS Rhône-Alpes” of the “Printemps de Bourges” 2020
Label : Airfono Records


Château Rouge, Annemasse
Bonjour-Minuit, Saint-Brieuc
Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
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.

Radio Nova, July 2020 :


Next dates
dec. 05

42èmes rencontres Transmusicales 
La Cité – Rennes (35)

dec. 12

Brest (29) TBA

june 12

Annemmasse (74) TBA

june 25

Vienne (38) TBA