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Spring and summer shows

A German/Belgian tour and a few shots in France (Bourgogne, Loire and Brittany). Mostly solo, sometimes as a

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For the past months, we go from time to time to Poptones Studio in Paris to record some

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  • “The Mainland” se paie carrément un 10/10 sur l’increvable webzine À Découvrir

    À Découvrir absolument
  • Un souffle rappelant la PJ Harvey des débuts

    Lylo.fr
  • Pollyanna fait figure d’exception culturelle

    Etienne Greib. Magic
  • A NEKO case with a european flair

    Jezebelmusic
  • Un voyage teinté de folk, de nostalgie et de mélancolie, mais pas que… Moi, ma valise est prête!

    Jean-Michel Montu - France Inter
  • Du beau, du coeur et du corps. Partie de presque rien, donc de l’essentiel, Pollyanna brode avec ses amis une vraie tapisserie de Bayeux

    Guillaume Delcourt - Pop News
  • Anyone who can write a song like this deserves to be heard

    Blogcritics
  • A beautiful and compelling honesty, and a subtlety rarely found in these hectic and transient days

    BBC Introducing
  • Do French musicians really do this?

    Lovesound Mag
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POLLYANNA

Guitar on her back, Pollyanna takes one final glance back at old Europe, full of history and memories, then steps firmly forward toward the New World … or, at least, that’s the story suggested by Pollyanna’s second album, “The Mainland,” its cover-art showing a pier by the northern sea, open to the horizon.

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POLLY & THE FINE FEATHERS

Polly & The Fine Feathers is a country-blues trio formed of the French folkster Pollyanna and two jazzmen: a new-orleans drummer, Abdesslem Gherbi, and an omnivorous doublebassist, François Fuchs.

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Date City Venue Country
21/06/18 Roubaix Autour des mots France
Time: 19:00. Admission: Gratuit / au chapeau. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1 place de la Gare. Pour la première fois à Roubaix! A l’occasion de la Fête de la musique.
26/07/18 Nevers La Tavern’ France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 59 rue de Nièvre.
02/08/18 Plovan Penn Ar Bed Café France
Time: 18:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2, route de penhors.
22/09/18 Wuppertal Zweistein Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Aue 84.
07/11/18 Berlin Schokoladen Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Ackerstrasse 169/170.
10/11/18 Liège Blues Sphere Belgium
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 37 rue Surlet.

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POLLY & THE FINE FEATHERS

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Polly & The Fine Feathers est né de la rencontre entre la folkster Pollyanna et deux jazzmen érudits: un batteur de New Orleans également professeur de gamelan à La Villette (Abdesslem Gherbi) et un contrebassiste omnivore (François Fuchs). Ils viennent d’horizons musicaux différents, mais ont en commun un goût certain pour le sud des Etats-Unis, où ils ont beaucoup tourné avec leurs projets respectifs. L’album présente notamment quelques ballades écrites par Pollyanna, aka Isabelle Casier, lors d’un circuit solo dans le Tennessee, en 2012. Elle arpente en effet les scènes d’ici et surtout d’ailleurs depuis de longues années, dans la plus pure tradition des songwriters à l’anglo-saxonne. En France, on la connaît pour un bel album indie-rock, The Mainland (2013, Vicous Circle) et ses affiches partagées avec Shannon Wright, Flip Grater, Wilco, ou encore Dominique A et Françoiz Breut (avec lesquels elle a collaboré le temps d’un duo). Abdes a quant à lui écumé les clubs de Caroline et de Louisiane avec son quartet Dirty Rice et François Fuchs voyage depuis vingt ans avec les formations free jazz les plus pointues (Return of the New Thing, Quinte & Sens).

COUNTRY BLUES COSMOPOLITE Avec ces Fine Feathers, Pollyanna prend donc des couleurs volontiers sudistes ou country blues, évoquant Jolie Holland, Moriarty ou de grands classiques comme Patsy Cline. Et s’offre de belles échappées vers les musiques traditionnelles, au gré des sonorités et d’allusions décomplexées: un motif blues, une touche de biguine, une phrase de Bach à la contrebasse… Leurs inspirations sillonnent les océans, les cultures et les époques. Leur son rétro, chaud et humide, trempe sciemment dans la bombance sixties, mais s’éclaire ici et là d’un violon virevoltant, de cuivres délicats ou d’une scie musicale. Et même d’un kazoo, d’ordinaire à la limite du bon goût, on en convient! Le trio multiplie ainsi les clins d’oeil ludiques, tout en conservant la chaleur mélancolique d’un songwriting sincère, qui porte autant d’attention aux mélodies qu’à des textes trahissant les délices littéraires d’Isabelle.

DRÔLES D’OISEAUX Sous couvert de classiques thèmes sentimentaux, les paroles aiment fouiller les références culturelles plus ou moins convenues: le romantisme stricto sensu (A Landscape), la psychanalyse (Last Night), Noël (Chocolate Jesus), et même la préhistoire (Chasing Mammoths, qui parle à la fois du peuplement de l’Amérique et des migrations humaines contemporaines). L’anglais, langue du tourisme, des affaires et des réseaux sociaux, est en effet pour Isabelle une réserve inépuisable d’images et de clichés qu’en observatrice gourmande du présent (elle est journaliste de formation) elle triture autant que possible. L’exercice de la chanson, léger et intense à la fois, convient parfaitement à cette entreprise sans prétention. Une ambition discrète, à l’ombre de compositions flatteuses qui rendent l’ensemble très accessible, même à qui n’irait pas plus loin que la voix, fort belle d’ailleurs, de la chanteuse. Polly & The Fine Feathers n’obligent personne à les prendre au sérieux. Mais ceux qui voudront s’attarder sur leur disque ne seront pas déçus. Le nom du groupe vient d’un proverbe en anglais, «Fine feathers make fine birds», ce qui signifie littéralement «les belles plumes font les beaux oiseaux» et de façon plus idiomatique «l’habit fait le moine». Voilà donc le programme: la sobriété d’une guitare sèche parée des atours du jazz. Un album haut en couleurs et riche en histoire, qui ne demande à son auditeur qu’une touche d’imagination pour s’approprier chaque morceau et en faire un nouvel horizon d’évasion.

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Past shows

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Date City Venue Country
19/11/16 Saint-Ouen-D’attez Festival Chant d’Elles France
Time: 20:30. Admission: 8€. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Le P’tit Bar de la Mairie, 87, rue de l’école. Venue phone: 02 32 32 08 48. Related post. More information
21/06/15 Paris Petit Bain @ Musique en terrasse France
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Scène en plein air, Bercy Village. Concert en trio de Polly & the Fine Feathers pour la fête de la musique!
09/02/15 Paris Les trois baudets France
Time: 20:00. Admission: 10€. Address: 64 BD DE CLICHY. Venue phone: 01.42.62.33.33. M° 2 BLANCHE

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Date City Venue Country
09/12/17 Tours Bar à Mines Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Concert en trio
08/12/17 Rennes Les Petits Papiers France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Place Saint-Germain.
25/11/17 Berlin Living Room Show Germany
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
23/11/17 Lübeck SternSchnuppe Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
22/11/17 Hamburg Pooca Bar Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
19/11/17 Karlsruhe Living Room Show Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
17/11/17 Aumühle Living Room Show Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
16/11/17 Kiel Prinz Willy Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lutherstr. 9.
15/11/17 Düsseldorf Niemandsland Germany
Time: 19:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Heerstraße 19.
10/11/17 Reading Rising Sun Art Centre United Kingdom
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
09/11/17 Nottingham Jam Café United Kingdom
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
08/11/17 Sheffield Riley’s & co United Kingdom
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
15/10/17 Nancy Living Room Show France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Concert d’appart’ chez Tycho Brahe. Ecrivez-nous pour avoir les infos pratiques!
14/10/17 Reims Aquatinsong – Living Room Show France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Concert privé en duo avec Aline au violon, organisé par Aquatinsong. Ecrivez-nous pour avoir les infos pratiques!
13/10/17 Strasbourg Popartiserie France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3 rue de l’Ail. En duo avec Aline au violon.
12/10/17 Soultz Médiathèque France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 7 place de l’Eglise.
11/10/17 Metz Irish Pub France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3, place de la chambre. Historiquement le premier pub de Metz.
07/10/17 Lyon Kraspek France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 20, montée St Sébastien. En ouverture de la release party de Lion Says, on aime!
01/10/17 Paris Planète Mars France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 44 rue de la Folie Méricourt. En concert avec Kevin Robert Thomson de Enablers :-)
30/09/17 Amiens Living Room Show France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Concert privé, vous pouvez vous inscrire en nous envoyant un petit mot à partir de notre page contact :-)
29/09/17 Troyes The Message France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10 rue Juvenal des Ursins.
16/09/17 Wuppertal Spunk Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Flensburger Str. 38.
15/09/17 Duisburg Syntopia Germany
Time: 20:00. Admission: Free + hat. Age restrictions: All Ages. Solo show in a very special, active, alternative place. Entrance is free but the hat will go round! https://www.facebook.com/events/342237012883667
14/09/17 Düsseldorf Niemandsland Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Heerstraße 19.
20/07/17 Nevers La Tavern’ France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 59 rue de Nièvre. Concert en duo avec Aline au violon.
11/06/17 Languidic Living Room Show France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Concert privé, vous pouvez vous inscrire en nous envoyant un petit mot à partir de notre page contact :-)
10/06/17 Plovan Penn Ar Bed Café France
Time: 17:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2, route de penhors. concert duo guitare et batterie. Related post.
Tour: Spring Tour (FR, DE, BE)
12/05/17 Saint-Etienne Le Remue-Méninges France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 59 rue Désiré Claude.
11/05/17 La Mulatière (Lyon) Aux Bons Sauvages France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 quai Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
05/05/17 Amboise Le Bastringue France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 bis rue du Général Foy.
04/05/17 Tours Camden Pub France
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 15 rue du Grand Marché. Duo violon / Guitare / Chant
03/05/17 Nevers La Tavern’ France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 59 rue de Nièvre.
22/04/17 Brussels Living Room Show Belgium
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Solo gig. Private but open: e-mail us to get on the list!
21/04/17 Nienburg Kulturwerk Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Mindener Landstraße 20.
20/04/17 Lübeck Tonfink Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Große Burgstraße 46.
19/04/17 Berlin Schokoladen Germany
Time: 21:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Ackerstrasse 169/170.
18/04/17 Kiel Prinz Willy Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lutherstr. 9. Solo gig.
16/04/17 Hamburg Living Room Show Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Solo show. Private but open: e-mail us to get on the list!
15/04/17 Bochum Maarbruecke Wohnen Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Etage Eineinhalb, An der Maarbrücke 28. Solo Gig
14/04/17 Berchem-Sainte-Agathe Le Komback Belgium
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Rue de Grand Bigard 245. Solo
13/04/17 Mons Le LA du hautbois Belgium
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 13 rue du hautbois. Concert solo
18/02/17 Blanzy Le Coquillage France
Time: 21:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Impasse des Petits Souliers. Venue phone: 03 85 68 00 70.
10/02/17 Rennes Les Petits Papiers France
Time: 20:00. Admission: Gratuit. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Place Saint-Germain. Concert en duo guitare/chant/batterie. Bar musical à la qualité irréprochable!
29/01/17 Paris Festival Melodica – La Bellevilloise France
Time: 19:00. Admission: 3 € + participation libre. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 19-21 rue Boyer. Le légendaire festival DIY Melodica déroule sa troisième édition parisienne. Au programme: de talentueux songwriters venus du monde entier. A découvrir absolument.
28/01/17 Glasgow Drygate Brewery United Kingdom
Time: 14:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 85 Drygate. Private show for “Showcase Scotland”. Special event organised by the London French Bureau Export, Frenchmusic.org.
21/01/17 Auray Ti Hanok France
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Z.A. Porte Océane 3 – Place de l’Europe.
20/01/17 Nantes Les Fleurs du Malt France
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 15 bis allée du Commandant Charcot. Venue phone: 09 80 68 66 41.
14/01/17 Beaucaire [Secret] France
Time: 20:00. Admission: 12 €. Age restrictions: All Ages. Concert privé dans un bel endroit chez des hôtes adorables, écrivez-nous pour vous inscrire: http://www.pollyanna.org/#section-contact
13/01/17 Nîmes L’Instant T France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Rue Racine.
13/01/17 Sommières Està Minet France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5 rue Paulin Capmal. Venue phone: 0973236050.
30/11/16 Bielefeld Cafe de Maria Germany
Time: 20:00. Admission: Pass the hat!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Sudbrackstr. 31.
29/11/16 Wuppertal Swane Café Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Luisenstr. 102a.
28/11/16 Bruxelles Le Chaff Belgium
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22, Place du jeu de Balle.
26/11/16 Paris L’International France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5-7 rue Morêt. Soirée “Culture Bar-Bars” avec Algo
23/10/16 Plovan Penn Ar Bed Café France
Time: 16:30. Admission: Gratuit. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2, route de penhors. Notre crêperie musicale préférée!
22/10/16 Rennes La Bascule France
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 rue de la Bascule. Concert en duo avec notre batteur rennais / gratuit mais le chapeau tournera pour les musiciens!
08/10/16 Mons Le LA du hautbois Belgium
Time: 20:00. Admission: 5€. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 13 rue du hautbois.
07/10/16 Evrehailles K-Baret Belgium
Time: 21:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Chaussée 1A.
03/10/16 Bochum Maarbruecke Wohnen Germany
Time: 19:00. Admission: Pass the hat!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Etage Eineinhalb, An der Maarbrücke 28. Solo show for the 19th anniversary celebration week-end of Maarbruecke. Related post.
02/10/16 Hamburg Gängeviertel Fabrique Germany
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Verein Gängeviertel e.V. / Vertreten durch den Vorstand Valentinskamp 28A. Singersongwriter night! Related post.
20/07/16 Plovan Penn Ar Bed Café France
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2, route de penhors. Concert en duo avec mon batteur préféré.
02/07/16 Lärz Fusion Festival Germany
Time: 14:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Flugplatz. Duo with guitar and drums!
23/06/16 Mannheim Galerie Böhner Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Schwetzinger Straße 91, 68165 Mannheim.
22/06/16 Tübingen Cafe Haag Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Am Haagtor 1.
21/06/16 Brussels Delicate/Deep Listening Mini-festival Belgium
Time: 20:00. Admission: 5/8 euros. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Brasserie Le Faucon 143 Blvd du Midi. Une soirée très spéciale, à ne pas rater! Depuis plus de 10 ans, RED organise les Chambres d’écoute, un temps d’écoute collective d’une playliste argumentée. Delicate est un mini-festival entièrement consacré à l’écoute attentive. C’est un mini-festival car il rassemblera des activités sur plus de 5 heures. Ces activités convergent vers un de nos 5 sens : l’ouïe. Il sera accompagné de la publication d’une plaquette intitulée Petite Philosophie de l’écoute. Voici le line-up des activités proposées : 18h00 : ouverture des portes 18h15 : Tables de conversation (plusieurs tables de 4/5 personnes, en fonction du nombre) autour de la question “Dis-moi comment tu écoutes ta musique en 2015 ?” 19h00 : Chambre d’écoute sur l’écoute (une quinzaine de morceaux pour ausculter cette action humaine) 20h00 : Concert de Pollyanna (Paris, FR.) 21h15 : Djs sets Friends & Partners
28/05/16 Lille Caf&diskaire France
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 79 rue Colbert. Concert solo
26/05/16 Dunkerque L’Apéro Bistrot France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 20 Place Salengro. Ambiance cosy, comme son nom ne l’indique pas ;-)
Tour: The Great Escape Festival
21/05/16 Brighton Queens Hotel United Kingdom
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1-3 Kings Road.
21/05/16 Brighton Spiegel Pub United Kingdom
Time: 13:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Old Steine.
07/05/16 Verden Mais 12 Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Große Fischerstraße 35.
05/05/16 Hamburg Café Nasch Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Caffamacherreihe 49.
04/05/16 Bielefeld Cafe de Maria Germany
Time: 19:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Sudbrackstr. 31.
29/04/16 Cologne Weltempfänger Hostel Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Venloer Str. 196. Solo gig, in a very, very friendly place. They call is a hostel but in fact it is a very nice music cafe.
16/04/16 Rennes It’s Only France
Time: 14:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3 rue Jean Jaures. Showcase dans le cadre du Disquaire Day
14/04/16 Bourges Au Bureau France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6 rue des Beaux Arts. OFF du Printemps de Bourges!
18/03/16 Hamburg Café Nasch Germany
Time: 20:00. Admission: Free with hat. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Caffamacherreihe 49. Solo gig, veggie and vegan food.
05/03/16 Vincennes, France Médiathèque France
Time: 16:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Médiathèque de Vincennes, bâtiment Coeur de Ville, salle Robert-Louis, 98 rue de Fontenay, 94300 Vincennes. Concert solo à l’occasion de la présentation du livre “It’s not only rock’n’roll”, recueil d’interview de rockers sur la philo, par l’une de ses auteurs, Catherine Viale. Cette dernière est l’une des plumes historiques du magazine Abus Dangereux.
01/03/16 London New River Studios United Kingdom
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 199 Eade Road. Solo gig for the weekly acoustic night @ New River Studio, a great place you absolutely need to know!
06/02/16 Wuppertal Cafe Stilbruch Germany
Time: 18:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Marienstraße 58. Solo gig. February German minitour.
05/02/16 Bremen Papp / Karton Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Am Deich 86. Solo Gig. February German minitour.
04/02/16 Berlin Artliners Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Gärtnerstrasse 23. Solo Gig. Ferbruary German minitour.
03/02/16 Münster Die 2te loge (TBC) Germany
Time: 20:00. Admission: Free with hat. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Emdener Str. 10,. Solo gig, February German minitour
15/12/15 Paris OPA France
Time: 20:00. Admission: Entrée libre. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 9 rue Biscornet. Superbe soirée en perspective avec l’Américain Michael Todd, le Tourangeau Eddy Kaiser, Pollyanna et les aussi excellents que rares Summer. De la folk française et américiane, du rock noise expérimental poduit par Michel Cloup: c’est deux ou trois soirées en une! Le tout est gratuit, en prime.
13/12/15 Bruxelles – Ganshoren Le Kitsch Belgium
Time: 17:00. Admission: 5 €. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Place Guido Gezelle. Solo gig
12/12/15 Frameries Le Moz’Art Harmonie Belgium
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 41 rue des Alliés. Solo gig.
11/12/15 Nienburg Kulturwerk Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Mindener Landstraße 20.
28/11/15 Bordeaux Living room show France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages.
26/11/15 Tours Les 3 Orfèvres France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6 Rue des Orfèvres. Solo. Soirée Folk “Leska Booking” avec Eddy Kaiser et The Wooden Wolf.
01/11/15 Lorient Living room show France
Time: 17:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Duo guitare et percussions. Concert privé. Contactez-nous si vous souhaitez participer.
31/10/15 Plovan Penn Ar Bed Café France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2, route de penhors. ANNULÉ – REPORTÉ AU PRINTEMPS 2016
25/10/15 Köln Kulturcafe Lichtung Germany
Time: 19:30. Admission: Free + Hat. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Ubierring 13 Haltestelle Chlodwigplatz KVB Linie 15/16. Solo show
24/10/15 Offenbach Hafen 2 Germany
Time: 21:00. Admission: 10 €. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Kulturzentrum und interdisziplinäre, Plattform Nordring 129. Solo show. Supporting The Wharves from UK!
23/10/15 Verden Living room show Germany
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Solo show
21/10/15 Berlin Schokoladen Germany
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Ackerstrasse 169/170. (Solo show) My first gig in Berlin for over two years! At the fantastic Schokoladen. Organised by my lovely German label, Solaris Empire.
18/10/15 Bielefeld Cafe de Maria Germany
Time: 18:00. Admission: 10 €. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Sudbrackstr. 31. Solo quality gig in the cosiest Café in Bielefeld!
16/10/15 Duisburg Susanne Arnken’s Workshop Germany
Time: 20:00. Admission: 10 euros. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Moltkestrasse 18.. Solo quality gig in an artist’s workshop.
28/06/15 Karlsruhe Wohnzimmer Konzert Germany
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages.
26/06/15 Nienburg Kulturwerk Germany
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Mindener Landstraße 20. Solo show on outside stage
24/06/15 Lübeck Tonfink Germany
Time: 20:30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Große Burgstraße 46. Solo show
Tour: Summer Power (FR, DE, BE)
07/06/15 Bruxelles Chez Claude Belgium
Time: 19:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 36 avenue de Flandre. Concert Solo Related post.
05/06/15 Bremen Kulturhaus Walle Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Schleswiger Straße 4. Related post.
03/06/15 Wuppertal Freilichtbühne Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Freiwirtschaftlicher Jugendverband Deutschland (FJvD) 1927 e.V., Schanzenweg 86. Related post.
01/06/15 Fehmarn Fehmarn pier 37 Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Burgstaaken 37. Solo concert Related post.
31/05/15 Bochum Maarbruecke Wohnen Germany
Time: 20:00. Admission: Free + Hat. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Etage Eineinhalb, An der Maarbrücke 28. Solo show hosted by good music friends from Bochum! Sweet community, friendly show and cheap bar. Related post. More information
30/05/15 Liège L’An Vert Belgium
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4 rue mathieu polain. Related post.
05/04/15 Plovan Penn Ar Bed Café France
Time: 16:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2, route de penhors.
26/03/15 Montreuil Théâtre de la Girandole France
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Croix de Chavaux 4 rue Édouard Vaillant. Concert solo en première partie de nos copains d’A Light Goes Out!
11/03/15 London Proud Camden United Kingdom
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd,. Hey London friends! I’ll be part of a Songwriter’s circle in London lined up by The Institute Music school. Proud to be playing at Proud Camden! More information
07/03/15 Frankfurt am Main N°2 Records Germany
Time: 20:00. Admission: Free + Hat. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Wallstraße 15.
20/02/15 Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines Médiathèque du Val D’argent France
Time: 20:00. Admission: Gratuit. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 Rue Maurice Burrus. Concert Solo. Inscriptions au 03 89 58 35 85.
13/02/15 Nienburg Kulturwerk Germany
Time: 20:00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Mindener Landstraße 20. Duo show, guitar and violin
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BIOGRAPHY

THE MAINLANDGuitar on her back, Pollyanna takes one final glance back at old Europe, full of history and memories, then steps firmly forward toward the New World … or, at least, that’s the story suggested by Pollyanna’s second album, “The Mainland,” its cover-art showing a pier by the northern sea, open to the horizon.

We discovered Pollyanna, a Paris-based project lead by Isabelle Casier, back in 2008 with her first album “On Concrete,” a wintery record influenced by her Northern roots that suggested a cultural crossroads between England, Belgium and France. Seduced by her clear, heart-warming voice and the magic of the band’s arrangements, we were reminded a little of the edgy charm of The Do. But Isabelle is hardly one for strict traditionalities, and was soon bored of being labelled as another French folkster singing in -good- English. And so, despite a natural flair for minor chords and melancholy, Isabelle’s cheerful presence, eclectic taste and experiences as an outsider (in Europe, the USA, South America…) opened up her musical field to all things pop, rock and folk.

After her playing with her first rock band in Marseille in the late 90s, (and, with them, supporting great acts like Dominique A, Sleater Kinney and Polvo), Isabelle moved to Paris and founded Pollyanna. First a duo, then a solo act, it led her through an ambitious international touring circuit, from England to Germany to New York to Tennessee… along the way sharing the bill with local indie bands and bigger names like Wilco, Bright Eyes and the French chanteuse Françoiz Breut. From acoustic strummers at the Folk Alliance in Memphis to riot grrls in Hamburg, all this moving around gave the Pollyanna sound openness and freedom, as well as helping Isabelle scoop up a bunch of fellow musicians.  The current band (as represented on “The Mainland”) is, not surprisingly, an international offering, with a Parisian cellist, a Breton drummer, a Canadian viola player and a German violinist…

The addition of all these strings suggests the recent album has shifted back in a folk-direction, and so it sounds on certain tracks like the woodsy cocoon of “Real Life”, or the nonchalant “Bruxelles,” or, finally, the aptly named “My Favourite Song” . However, Isabelle is also a big fan of volts and batteries and whimsy and surprise, and, overall, “The Mainland” is a whirlwind tour of styles and sounds, from Power Pop (“Old Rockers”) to Country (“Broadcast in Heaven”), to Steady (“Tiger”) and, even, Calypso (“I Wish I Worked in a Factory”). But don’t let the varied richness of the twelve tracks’ arrangements fool you, at its heart, this album has a straight-forward honesty that cuts through both the lyrics and the music, and Isabelle’s voice is the core at the center of it all, poised and clear.

“The Mainland” plays across the spectrum of nostalgia before, finally, taking your hand and gently but firmly leading you on to voyages new. As Pollyanna has proven, true salvation lies only in momentum. “I’m Moving On.”

Katimini, Vicious Circle rec.

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DOCUMENTATION

POLLYANNA
Bio imprimable [FR] : PDF

PressSheet [EN] : PDF

Fiche Technique (en anglais seulement) / Tech Rider [EN]: PDF

Revue de presse “The Mainland” [FR] : PDF

Photos: Web Selection | Print Selection

POLLY & THE FINE FEATHERS
Biographie disque [FR] : PDF

Biographie “live” [FR] : PDF

Revue de presse “Polly & The Fine Feathers” [FR] : PDF


PUBLISHING / EDITION

Melmax Music


LABEL

Vicious Circle (POLLYANNA)
Microcultures (Polly & The Fine Feathers)


DISTRIBUTION

POLLYANNA : Differ’ant/ Believe (digital)
POLLY & THE FINE FEATHERS : Modulor


PROMO

POLLYANNA: Vicious Circle (Guillaume Le Collen) 05.57.59.14.13/06.47.69.64.97
POLLY & THE FINE FEATHERS: Martingale (Jean-Philippe Béraud)

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