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Sophie de Quay & the WaveGuards Dare the Impossibles

Tour Schedule

March 29, Brown Sugar Livehouse, Shenzhen
March 30, Time Bacon Livehouse, Ningbo
March 31, Hertz Bar, Dalian
April 3, DDC Club, Beijing
April 4, Le Cafe des Stagiaires, Shanghai
Supported by Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council

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“They didn’t know it was impossible so they did it.”

Sophie de Quay & the WaveGuards consider Mark Twain’s quotation as their motto. For two years, they have indeed performed more than 100 concerts throughout the world: Switzerland, France, Belgium, Romania, Spain, Lebanon, New York.  And soon, they will be playing in China and around South-East Asia for the first time.

Thanks to their audacity, sensitivity, enthusiasm, spontaneity and openness on the world, Sophie, Simon and Tim manage to convert every new encounter and every new experience into a simple and moving story.

They are not alone in this venture. Pascal Auberson, their godfather and mentor, “experiments” their music with them. Patrick Bruel, who has been following Sophie since the beginning of her musical career, recently invited her to join him on stage for a duet during the Caribana Festival. Lionel Capouillez, the biggest sound engineer of French-speaking music productions (Stromae, Patrick Bruel, Big Flo et Oli, Maître Gims), sublimates the trio’s music. And last but not least, their faithful fan club follows them on their every move.

Pop melodies, electro beats and rich structures of the WaveGuard’s productions blend to create a generous sound enabling Sophie to uncover her powerful and moving voice. Her warm and intense tone of voice is particularly shown in an EP and in their first album “Drop The Mask” in which the lyrics in French, English and Chinese evoke the dilemma and the duality between being and appearing.

The authenticity of the group is revealed on stage by the performance of the two multi-instrumentalists WaveGuards and by Sophie who, by her radiant personality, leads their public into one of their numerous journeys.


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