French-American band Moriarty are playing the Théâtre Lino Ventura in Nice this April in support of their latest album, Epitaph.
They take their name from the lead character of Jack Kerouac’s masterpiece On the Road and with their mixture of folk, blues, country, cabaret and even Portuguese fado, Franco-American band Moriarty take their listeners on a musical journey interspersed with colourful tales in English of imagined lands and people.
Back on the road to support their latest album, Epitath, they will play in Nice on the 28th of April at the Théâtre Lino Ventura. A great occasion to discover this bohemian troop, which has already established a huge following in France and is making waves abroad!
Describing Moriarty’s sound is not an easy task. Since forming in Paris in 1995, the band has managed to create its own whimsical universe, as diverse and cosmopolitan as its 6 members of French, American, Swiss and Vietnamese origin. Dressed like 1930’s prohibition outlaws, with a strong theatrical flair, they rely on acoustic guitars, a harmonica, a double-bass, a drum as well as the pure vocals of the opera-trained singer, Rosemary, and like to perform in strange locations such as the ruins of a castle, a psychiatric hospital or a night train.
When together, all members take the surname of Moriarty to become a big family, and inspired by Lewis Carroll and guided by the surreal, believing that humans, animals, plants and objects have a soul, they write songs that play like short movies.
Moriarty’s debut album, Gee Whiz This is a Lonesome Town, which was released in 2007, sold 70,000 copies and was certified Gold. A year later, they won best emerging act at the Victoires de la Musique (the French equivalent to the Grammys).
Since then, Moriarty has traveled all over the world, performing a perfect mix of original songs and beautiful covers of classics such as Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence and Tom Waits’s Chocolate Jesus.
Moriarty plays the Théâtre Lino Ventura in Nice on Tuesday, 28th of April 2015 at 8:00 pm. Tickets cost 20,80 € and can be purchased through all the usual outlets or reserved online.
Théâtre Lino Ventura
route de Turin