The Simone Durand Trio are an efficiently full original acoustic rock band, with percussive guitar playing, harmony bonanzas, and playful rhythmic variations.
This was the first time for the Simone Durand Trio (SD3) at the Grotto (gogrotto.org), for a July 4th residential wingding. Despite the heavy frequent rains, the group stayed high and dry on the stage under the shelter of the Grotto. They filled the venue with a great mix of new and old sounds, while the guests ate, drank, and even enjoyed the band from the lake below. The cave filled up with swimmers returning for their final sets which included some excellent Fleetwood Mac, Bill Withers, and even a raucous cover of Eminem, along with numerous crowd requests.
Simone's unique vocals and energetic lead guitar were supported by strong bass, drums, and occasional vocal backup as well.
This was a low key, private event, and SD3 was a great fit and gave the crowd a great holiday memory.
Response from Simone Durand Trio:
Thanks Don! It was a great way to spend the 4th of July.
Simone Durand Trio played at a fundraiser I hosted. They are three extremely talented individuals, with hearts that are willing to give back to their community. The music is amazing, but their kindness and generosity as people makes them even more lovable. A fantastic group for any event.
Response from Simone Durand Trio:
Thanks so much for the positive review. We strive to be the best~ Simone Durand Trio
A gig by the Simone Durand Trio is pure fun in a tight musical package, led by the fiery, high-energy vocals of Simone Durand. Covers and originals, rock and blues, they do it all without pretense. Book 'em!
Response from Simone Durand Trio:
Many many thanks for the kind words, Greg.
Price Range: Negotiable
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
What you will not get is a bunch of loud, rude, carousing people that might cause embarrassment to you or your event/establishment.
What you will get are three quality musicians who take pride in their craft, and understand your needs as a paying customer. We always strive to provide quality music, fun stage interaction, and crowd involvement (where appropriate). Your needs are always paramount.
We perform acoustic versions of classic and recent cover songs ranging from John Mayer, and Dave Matthews Band to Coldplay, U2, the Cranberries, and Johnny Cash. Our original songs are catchy and feature strong vocal harmonies.
In the style of Ani DiFranco and John Mayer, the Simone Durand Trio are an efficiently full original acoustic rock band, with percussive guitar playing, harmony bonanzas, and playful rhythmic variations. Native Louisianians Simone Durand and Ted Perry were more than stoked to team up with bassist Dave Evans. SDTrio's original tunes run the thematic gamut, but always aiming for authenticity. No cover song is safe from SD3 interpretation, with conquests including DMB, Police, the Boss, STP, and GaGa. The goal is always to have a good time, a little different than the time before. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Additional Booking Notes
Our group does not provide lighting.
Our group can provide our own small PA system for small to medium sized venues.
For our setup, we require two standard 110/120V outlets on a grounded 20 amp circuit.
Staging area minimum requirement is 12 feet wide, by 8 feet deep (or approx. 100 sq ft).
If the venue/event provides the PA system, our connectivity is as follows:
3 vocal microphones ( 2 front stage, and 1 at drum kit)
3 vocal microphone stands (drummer's mic stand for vocals must be a boom stand)
3 monitors ( 2 at front stage, and 1 at drum kit)
1- Direct box for acoustic guitar.
1- PA channel for bass gtr (bassist's rig has supplied Direct box/signal)
Adequate micing for 4-piece single-kick drum kit (kick, snare, (2) toms, hihats, overheads for cymbals)
Past Booked Events
|July 04, 2015||Holiday Party (Other)|
Simone Durand Trio Songlist (edited 1/13/2014)
Remedy- Black Crowes
Slide- Goo Goo Dolls
Hey Jealousy- Gin Blossoms
Make You Feel My Love- Adele
Walking in Memphis- Mark Cohn
We Can Work it Out- the Beatles
Rolling in the Deep- Adele
New Shoes- Paolo Nutini
Sledgehammer- Peter Gabriel
Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
What's Been Going On?- Ryan Adams
Two- Ryan Adams
Open Up Your Eyes- Tonic
If You Could Only See- Tonic
If I Ever Lose My Faith in You- Sting
Breakdown- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Mary Jane's Last Dance- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
What Would You Say?- Dave Matthews Band
So Much To Say- Dave Matthews Band
Two Step- Dave Matthews Band
Trouble- Ray LaMontagne
The Way It Is- Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Vasoline- Stone Temple Pilots
Big Empty- Stone Temple Pilots
Trippin on a Hole in a Paper Heart- Stone Temple Pilots
Wicked Garden- Stone Temple Pilots
Plush- Stone Temple Pilots
Lose Yourself- Eminem
Every Breath You Take- The Police
Message in a Bottle- The Police
Ain't No Sunshine/Lovesong- Bill Withers/The Cure
Wicked Game- Chris Isaak
Stupid Girl- Simone Durand Trio
Skin- Simone Durand Trio
Clear My Head- Simone Durand Trio
Crayons- Simone Durand Trio
Belize- Simone Durand Trio
Letter- Simone Durand Trio
It's Alright- Simone Durand Trio
Harder to Breathe- Maroon 5
In the Air Tonight- Phil Collins
Feel Like Makin Love- Bad Company
Midnight Rider/Loser- Allman Bros/Beck
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Golddust Woman- Fleetwood Mac
Dancin in the Dark- Bruce Springsteen
I'm on Fire- Bruce Springsteen
Sex on Fire- Kings of Leon
Wait For Me- Kings of Leon
Jeremy- Pearl Jam
Daughter- Pearl Jam
I Don't Trust Myself- John Mayer
Are You Gonna Be My Girl?- Jet
Linger- The Cranberries
Hard to Handle/Brick House/When the Saints Go Marching In
What I Am- Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Father Figure- George Michael
Angel From Montgomery- John Prine
Pumped Up Kicks- Foster the People
What I Got- Sublime
Give Me One Reason- Tracy Chapman
What's Your Fantasy?- Ludacris
With or Without You- U2
Where the Streets Have No Name- U2
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Barton Hollow- The Civil Wars
|Simone Durand||Lead vocals, guitar|
|Ted Perry||Drums, percussion, bg vocals|
|Dave Evans||Bass, bg vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Ani DeFranco, John Mayer, U2, Stone Temple Pilots, Dave Matthews, Adele among many many others.
(2) 120V outlets
approx 100 sq. ft of floorspace (12ft W x 8ft D)
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