Phantom last gig in London

Featuring Marie-France and Laetitia Sadier ! Review and pictures.

Phantom last gig in London

A first-class last gig for our belgian band Phantom on Oct. 8 in London at the Underbelly Club, London. Great expectations, then great emotion in that hot private party in Hoxton Square for an exclusive – and ironically our ultimate – appearence in UK, at least under that name. Indeed exclusive and quite unforgettable, thanks to our beloved singer Marie-France from Paris and to our amazing special guest : Laetitia Sadier.

We previously performed a lot with the awesome Marie-France, such as “Phantom feat. Marie-France” CD and dates in France, UK and Germany. It’s always a pleasure to serve her glamourous talent with our garage-rock flavour. Marie-France offered a bunch of her personal repertoire mixed with some Bardot/Gainsbourg songs, from her last Bardot experience. And once again she achieved this with a rare prestige !

About Marie-France.

  • Marie-France on Wikipedia.
  • Album “Phantom feat. Marie-France” on Freaksville Records.
  • Album “Marie-France visite Bardot” on Deezer.
  • Marie-France rend hommage à Brigitte Bardot.
  • Laetitia Sadier.
    Former member of Stereolab, one of the most original indie groups of the nineties – and beyond, Laetitia Sadier performed with us, singing a refreshing “Je ne vois que vous” (formerly released in Belgium by Mademoiselle Nineteen) ! A real pleasure to meet her, still dazzling and open to that new but short sonic adventure. Laetitia just released “The Trip” last month, a brand new solo record presenting a rich collection of songs with her unique and delicious voice, dressed in indian summer colors by goldsmith producers Richard Swift and Emmanuel Mario (met in laetitia’s previous side-project Monade). The next day I ran to Oxford Circus and bought her CD. Back to Belgium, “The Trip” is now a smashing hit at home !

    Links about Laetitia.

  • Laetitia Sadier on Wikipedia.
  • Album “The Trip” on Drag City.
  • “The Trip” reviewed by Rebecca Raber on Pitchfork, September 27, 2010.
  • Last but Chic !
    Our very last gig under the name “Phantom” was also unusual because of the audience, featuring amongst others Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) and Claudia Brücken (Propaganda, Act, OneTwo). Nice evening, thanks to Deejay Adil !


    Phantom featuring Marie-France in London

    Jérôme, Pascal and Miam looking for Marie-France at London St Pancras. Photo by Marc Wathieu.

    Phantom featuring Marie-France in London

    Marie-France with stripper dancers backstage. Photo by Marc Wathieu.

    Phantom featuring Marie-France in London

    Some glam with Marie-France backstage. Photo by Marc Wathieu.

    Phantom featuring Marie-France in London

    Chatting backstage : Laetitia Sadier, Miam Monster Miam and Marie-France. Photo by Marc Wathieu.

    Phantom featuring Marie-France in London

    Laetitia Sadier amazed by our belgian way of life. Photo by Marc Wathieu.

    Phantom featuring Marie-France in London

    Marie-France on stage with Phantom. Photo by Yolande Devries.

    Martin Gore and Adil

    Martin Gore and Adil. Photo by Yolande Devries.

    Phantom featuring Laetitia Sadier in London

    Phantom on stage with lovely Laetitia Sadier. Photo by Yolande Devries.

  • See more pictures on my Flickr.
  • The album trilogy “Phantom featuring Jacques Duvall”, “Phantom featuring Marie France” and “Phantom featuring Lio” is on iTunes. Thank you all for this adventure that has lasted 4 intense years !

    Phantom rest in peace, welcome to James Race, with a first opus featuring Mark Gardener (ex-Ride).

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    One Response to “Phantom last gig in London”

    1. X.Y.Zèbres » Blog Archive » Contact au Botanique Says:

      […] avions déjà eu précédemment le bonheur d’accompagner Laetitia Sadier lors d’un concert mémorable au Underbelly Club à Londres, le 8 octobre 2010. Cette nouvelle occasion de nous rencontrer fût aussi pour elle la première de quelques dates […]

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