Vernacular aside, the music of Le Sirop D’La Rue is like paradise lost, paradise regained. They’re a francophile cover band dedicated to contemporary interpretations of the classics of the French chansons and they excel in heartbraking manner diligently honoring their idols. From Edith Piaf to Jaques Brel to Serge Gainsbourg a.o. and back. Injecting their own unique musical point de vue, fervor and fire to the great songs out of an epoch that seems to be have long disappeared. In their elegant and skilled interpretations they implore us to remember a time when the music of passion and beauty, temperament and style and stage presence of longing sensuality were de rigueur all the rage.
Lending her great voice for exceptional renditions and leading the quintet with grand esprit is the exceptional chanteuse Stephane Quastana. She’s passionately adopting these classic chansons as if they’re children of her own. Smooth and swinging behind her like the great guitar of Django Reinhardt is sitting in with them are Samy Dibs on guitar, Alexandre Saintives also on guitar, Nicolas Penz on contra bass and Benjamin Riggi on drums.
Please give in to sweet temptation and do not suppress your dormant need for passion any longer. Mesdames et Messieurs come in from the corner of the street for this fine French-Swiss orchestre Le SiropD’La Rue. Relax and order a Meloncholy Baby: lemon vodka > lemon juice > simple syrup > cantaloupe melon > blend all with crushed ice in a collins glass and garnish with an orange peel flambe.