Since 1997 in the hamptons Sophisticated and up tempo act. Europa..for all events and parties, reunions, romantic dinners and more! From solo Flamenco style to French Jazzy and classic tunes...
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, French, Spanish
What to Expect
A wonderful night filled with Jacques Brel music..his songs in French and his story in English...
Alfredo Merat was born in Madrid, Spain and raised in Bordeaux, France. He is a self taught and ear-trained musician. He began the coffee houses circuit at age 17 and has toured all over Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. His influences range from Flamenco to Jazz, Reggae and Rock. His band, Europa and the Europa Jam Sessions, which has been immensely popular in the Hamptons, really define his work.
Well for the past 20 years I have been asked so many times, what type of music do you do?Even some of my own musicians say, How can I describe your music when asked:
ORIGINAL,LATIN,AFRICAN BEATS,JAZZ,FUSION,REGGAE CARIBBEAN GROOVES:
My roots are Latin flamenco, but truly its my own sound. Different fresh home grown.
Note that when playing Live I can bend the groove to a more upbeat and even dance-able music ... Solo Flamenco Mix or Duo Jazzy mix, Trio with congas Cuban mix... Full band, Caliente Mix...
Well from the early days I have fused, mixed and explored within the confines of my music and I have let it evolve and slowly by meeting other musicians more used to Blues Rock, Reggae or Jazz or other genres they have somehow made a impact in my songs, added colors, changed the sound of course and so sometimes not even wanting to have that happened, but I have adapted and Europa was born.
Additional Booking Notes
I bring my own sound system...
50 of his most important songs
Influences & Inspiration
Jacques Brel, Cuban classics, Manu Chao, Luka Bloom, Santana and more...
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