Sweet Bitter Love


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The first album is a tasty blend of Soul, Funk, Jazz & Pop music and offers original compositions especially influenced by Californian stuff from the late 70's to early 80's.

"Le meilleur album Westcoast de l’année"
ROCK MEETING – December 2012

" Un nouvel album au palmarès du meilleur de la Westcoast actuelle (State Cows, Geyster, Peter Friestedt…)"
Philippe Dagues – ON MY WAY – September 2012

"If you like the music that such artists as Randy Goodrum, Bill LaBounty, Robbie Dupree made in the past, you will find the pleasure of the old Westcoast melodies with a refreshing sound made in France"
Arnaud Leger – WESTCOAST RENDEZ-VOUS – September 2012

"Mandoo kan bäst jämföras med band som Steely Dan och State Cows"
DMB (Den Melodiösa Bloggen) – September 2012


released October 31, 2012

All songs composed, arranged and produced by
Esther Ben Daoud & Pierre Vanier de Saint Aunay
Lyrics by Audrey Lesieur & Dora Bailey
Recorded by Xavier Dutilleul, Esther Ben Daoud & Pierre Vanier de Saint Aunay
Mixed and masterised by Mark Haliday at Custom Studio (Bagnolet)

Pierre Vanier de Saint Aunay vocals, backup vocals & bass
Esther Ben Daoud keyboards, solo lead synthesizer & backup vocals
Jean-Pierre Cuny drums
Jean-Christophe Decourrière guitar
Mathias Wallerand tenor saxophone
Regis Pons trumpet & bugle
Johan Blanc trombone & solo trombone
Fanny Lévêque violins

Pascal Sarton double bass
Nicolas Gorge percussions
Maurice Yacobi guitar
Laurent Miqueu guitar & solo guitar
Fabio Marchesan guitar

Photography by Elliott Chouraqui - Design by Celine Février



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