Electric Communion Fred Chapellier
- 1Night Work03:11
- 2He's Walking03:55
- 3Living In A Dream06:02
- 4Cold As Ice04:48
- 5Sweet Soul Music04:33
- 6As The Years Go Passing By07:19
- 7B Shuffle05:08
- 8I Loved Another Woman03:57
- 9Gary's Gone06:38
- 10Can't You See What You're Doing To Me04:49
- 11Under The Influence07:14
- 12Blues For Roy08:58
- 13Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City03:34
- 14Bet On The Blues03:34
- 15Beyond The Moon05:30
- 16Under The Influence03:50
- 17Better Off Lonely05:15
Info for Electric Communion
Fred Chapellier has now joined the ranks of the top French blues rock guitarists. Semi-finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (the largest gathering of blues musicians in the world) and having toured with some of the best French vocalists, all this managed to propel him front stage.
With this 'Electric Communion' totally warm and dynamic, the logical continuation of his recent 'Electric Fingers', Fred confirms that he is more than able to succeed when recording in a studio as well as performing on stage.
Fred Chapellier, guitars, lead vocals
Abder Benachour, bass
Charlie Fabert, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Johan Dalgaard, keyboards
Denis Palatin, drums, backing vocals
Recorded by Sebastien Meyer at “Caf ’conc’ des trois frontières”, Bartenheim, France in January 2014
Mixed by Fred Chapellier at “blue house studio” Châlons-en-Champagne, France
Mastered by Dume
Produced by Fred & Philippe Chapellier
In 2007, Fred Chapellier drew the spotlight on his electric fretwork with a tribute to his late hero, six-string wizard Roy Buchanan. Fred’s CD was recorded under the direction of Jean-Alain Roussel, producer of one of Buchanan’s last albums (You’re Not Alone), with an ace outfit that included Roy’s fetish vocalist Billy Price as well as blues stalwarts Neal Black, Tom Principato and Gib Wharton.
Fred and Billy worked together steadily in the wake of this fruitful experience, with Billy touring France as part of Fred’s band, and Fred wooing Billy’s East Coast fans in the States. This collaboration led to a studio album recorded in Pitssburgh, Pennsylvania in June 2008, featuring soul great Otis Clay as well as Mark Wenner from the Nighthawks. A live set followed in 2009.
The first half of 2012 has been active for Fred, with a noted appearance at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in February, several tours with Tom Principato, and a live set with his old Texas cohort Neal Black featuring the harp of Nico Wayne Toussaint.
In the second half of 2012, Fred is back with a new album co-signed with Neal Black, with Gary Moore’s longstanding sideman Vic Martin on keyboard.
The live album Fred proposes today shows that the scene succeeds him as well as the studio and that nothing can stop him in his electrifying explorations into the worlds of blues, rock and soul.