By Maria Gregoriou
Get ready for some pre-weekend fun with the French band Toe Jam band which will be performing some of their soul, funk and blues mixtures at the Avalon Rock and Sports Bar in Larnaca on Thursday.
The Toe Jam band consists of Yannick Eichert on guitar and vocals, Laurent Combeau on bass and Nicolas Demelt on drums. The trio plays both original songs and covers, from Stevie Wonder to BB King and Jimi Hendrix.
Eichert met drummer Demelt in the Conservatoire de Strasbourg where they followed jazz courses. Their love for rhythm’n’blues is what brought them together, and which further drew them to the band’s bass player Combeau in 2009. And then history was made, the line-up for the band was created, the stage was set and the jamming could take place.
After touring the main venues in the East of France, Toe Jam recorded their first EP, which consisted of five tracks, in 2010. Since then, the trio have been touring and performing and making sure that their music is very much out there for new and old audience members to enjoy.
Get practising your French to congratulate the lads at the end of the performance.
Toe Jam Band
Live performance by the French trio. October 8. Avalon Rock and Sports Bar, 6-8 Pieridi Street, Larnaca. 9pm. €5. Tel: 22-459333