The Monsieur Pompadour quartet is as illustrious and cheerful as the music it plays. The international band from Berlin sings and swings in seven languages and with eight instruments and convinces with a special mixture of cheerful swing, ambitious wildness and a pinch of melancholy. Songs, chansons and songs about life and love, sung in four voices and interpreted with virtuosity in the style of their idols Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The new album "Moustaches" will be released in 2024.
Ernesto- vocals, guitar
Ferenc Hegedütok- violin, vocals, singing saw
Florian von Frieling- guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals
Antti Virtaranta- double bass, vocals
The band Monsieur Pompadour: In the summer of 2014, the French bohemian Monsieur Pompadour moved to Berlin. The illustrious circle of his lavish parties included a Belgian singer, a Hungarian violinist, an extremely taciturn bassist and an aristocratic guitar virtuoso. They formed a band and have been convincing ever since with a very special mixture of cheerful swing, ambitious wildness and a pinch of melancholy. Songs, chansons and songs about life and love, sung in four voices and interpreted in the style of their idols Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. For their debut, Monsieur Pompadour lent them the honor of his melodious name and then disappeared as a stowaway on a luxury steamer.
Press reviews: "...This French lightness, this irrepressible joie de vivre doesn't take long, and every listener was captivated by the music. Music that makes you dream. ...everything was an unrestrained, joyful flow that took the audience on a journey to another time. It was only logical that in this atmosphere the audience demanded an encore with standing ovations. ...What a gift, what fireworks" (Lausitzer Rundschau)
"an enchanting summer record" "deep love for Sinti swing, a rousing zest for life and a lot of humor sound from every note..." MDR Kultur on the album "En Route"