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Refresh yourself by delving into the world of this unclassifiable artist, author and composer, authentic "Art pop" dandy! Peculiar, unique and intriguing, this nonconformist character don't care about being labeled. For the past two decades, he has been pursuing his off-the-track creative madness, the antithesis of marketing and of trendy buzz. You cannot remain indifferent to the quality of the compositions of this free spirit, to the nudity without artifice of his voice and to his impeccable american style orchestrations.

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The brand new Chardeau’s album In Terra Cognita? - which is also the music of his crazy rock opera The Magical Musical Man - is released on November 15th, in international distribution at Cherry Red Records. It includes 15 tracks, served by a host of artists and fellow musicians, including Brian Auger, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Danny Seraphine and Jason Scheff (Chicago), John Helliwell (Supertramp), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Mark Andes (Spirit), John McFee (Doobie Brothers), Michael Sadler (Saga), Alex Ligertwood (Santana), John Van Eps, Christian Decamps (Angel), Francis Décamps, Kohann ...

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It is the crazy project of Chardeau, an intergalactic and crazy operatic rock born of his meeting with Alan Simon (Gaia, Excalibur, Tristan & Yseult, Big Bang) which signs the libretto and the staging. An unlikely event involving John Helliwell (Supertramp), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Michael Sadler (Saga), Christian and Francis Décamps (Angel), People of the Moon, John Van Eps (Chicago ), Roberto Tiranti, Jean-Claude Drouot (in the role of God) ...

In short, an exceptional cast for this extraordinary show to see on stage November 23, 2019 at the Oceanis Ploemeur (near Lorient, Morbihan).

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In the studio, Chardeau is served by an exceptional line-up. The French musicians who accompany him through his albums are Michel Gaucher, Basile Leroux, Didier Malherbe, Dominic Miletti, Bernard Paganotti and Claude Salmieri among others, French side. But it is especially on the other side of the Atlantic that he federated outstanding musicians, become - for some - friends: Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Hank Linderman (Chicago, America, Timothy B. Schmitt), John Van Eps (Robert Lamm, Chicago), Mark Andes (Spirit), Robert Lamm (Chicago), Drew Hester (Foo Fighters), Brian Auger (Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin), Jason Scheff (Chicago), Lee Thornburg (Supertramp, Tom Petty) Chris Pinnick (Chicago), Nick Lane (Chicago, Etta James), Reggie Hamilton (Seal, Tina Turner), John McFee (Doobie Brothers), Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Lenny Castro (Stevie Wonder, Toto, David Sanborn), plus John Helliwell (Supertramp), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Michael Sadler (Saga), Christian and Francis Décamps (Angel) ... The list, if you do not know yet Chardeau, can only encourage discover it!

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The musical odyssey of Chardeau is punctuated with already ten albums, 2 EPs and various singles. Immerse yourself in its original universe and explore all its colors. Its horizon line opens on all possibilities ... For each album, you can listen to all titles in full (see page Discography). Only the last album Sanguines and the brand new one In Terra Cognita? are listenable in excerpts. You can buy everything for download on this website. For CDs and LPs, see the  Shop page.



Beyond the artist and his generous discography, discover also the composer, his cinematographic writing full of winks, his sumptuous orchestrations and his potential for music toimage. In this area (sync, licencing), Chardeau is represented by the Sound of Talent agency.


Si ses références sont de l’autre côté de l’Atlantique, Chardeau chante en français sur une musique rétro-futuriste flamboyante et puissante, riche et colorée, quelque part entre Chicago, Magma, Spirit, Genesis (époque Peter Gabriel), Steely Dan et Stravinsky, mais pas que. Cela n’empêche pas certains médias d’y entendre, ici et là, des touches de Michael Franks, Williams Sheller, Higelin ou Polnareff… Curieuse alchimie trans-genre donc.

Ainsi va Chardeau. Progressif, rock, baroque, jazz, pop, classique…, l’électron libre puise dans toutes les sources pourvu qu’elles soient bonnes. On ne peut rester indifférent à la qualité de ses compositions, à la nudité sans artifice de sa voix et à ses orchestrations jubilatoires.

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