London, United Kingdom
Laughing With The Raindrops is the result of long time collaboration between Alexander Keen, Gabriel Keen and Virginie Lacour-Puiboube. Influenced by Jazz and experimental music of all genres, the trio has led several ambitious projects together in the past, involving musicians of all horizons and musical backgrounds.
Laughing With The Raindrops is the 2.0 version of Virginie Lacour-Puiboube’s songs. The project involves high-calibre working musicians. Alexander Keen and Gabriel Keen have contributed superb horn arrangements and have been involved in the production of the new album Laughing With The Raindrops, as well as British Jazz Star Derek Nash who is also the studio engineer and lead saxophone player/soloist on the album.
Laughing With The Raindrops features: Theo Travis, Paul Higgs, Derek Nash, Makeda Carbon, Chantelle Addow-Hamlin, Jane Parker, Gabriel Keen, Paul Taylor, Alexander Keen and more.
Various tracks from the album have been played on local or internet radio stations: K107 FM in Scotland, Wandsworth Radio in London, UK, Jazz Bites Radio in Maine, USA, and Hide Away and Any Joke are currently on rotation on Gravity Radio in Houston, Texas.
The band recently played London venues including Map Studio Cafe in Kentish Town- feat. Derek Nash and Toulouse Lautrec Brasserie in Kennington – feat. Theo Travis and Paul Higgs.
Elle qui définit son univers musical comme un « quiet storm », avoue qu’il y a de bien nombreux musiciens qui ont influencé sa musique, de Stevie Wonder, à Steely Dan, en passant par des artistes français, comme Claude Nougaro ou encore Véronique Sanson.