Dazie Mae is a French blues & jazz band founded in 2003 in Paris.
They met at a concert of the Hazardous Purple Oysters Band (a Mother of Oysters cover band).
Their name comes from the famous blues song by John Lee Hooker. But also, with a slight different spelling, it is the “femme fatale” hero of the famous comic by Li’l Abner from the forties and fifties. An indication of how retro they are...
Voice: Miss Jane
After 5 years as leader of the famous « Flying Cheddars Lovers », a kind of « trash ballroom dancing band” specialized in covering Gregorian sacred songs, Jeanne has now decided to stop the booze !
Keyboards/Harmonica: Hairy Mat
Mat’s childhood took place in a little African village in south Botswana , where he was initiated to sacred dancings and musical habits of Congalaabawanaa. He’s never been quite the same ever since.
Guitars: Tom Lameche
Tom met one day Pat Metheny after a gig in Nancy (east of France). He immediatly kicked the guy’s face to steal his guitar. In fact he never leaves it alone, even taking it under the shower, which explain the weird sounds...
Bass & backing vocals: Serge Dejazz
After being explelled from England for setting fire to a pub where some band were playing live using a “dreaded” drum machine, he writes his first album with around 54 post punk songs, all written in 4 days.
Released on CBS Records:
- Velvet Dress & Stockings (2009, #DM1/1)
- S.A.D.: Seasonal Affective Disorder (2011, #DM2/1)
- Songs Matured in Oak (2012, #DM3/1)
Official website: http://www.daziemae.com | Press review