The Cinders : Laurent Ciron : guitar , vocal / Jeff Crane : guitar , vocals / Christian Rosset : bass / Sébastien Buffet : drums .
Produced , recorded & mixed by Manu Gares & Laurent Ciron.
It was by the intermediation of Freddy Lynxx (ex-Jet Boys) that Laurent Ciron (guitar/vocals), and Jeff Crane (guitar/vocals) first met, on the occasion of Freddy's tour of France and Spain in July 2001. At the end of the tour, they exchanged the CDs of their respective groups. Jeff was immediately won over by the later albums of the Dogs. He proposed a tour in the States with the Ballbusters, his group at the time. The sad story of this tour (and the death of Dogs singer Dominique Laboubee) sounded the death-knell of both groups. This nevertheless cemented the friendship of Jeff & Laurent.The beginning of 2003 marked the first public appearance of the duo, under the name "I.O.U."for a compilation tribute to the Ramones, and several promotional concerts. For the occasion, they were accompanied by Christian Rosset, former bassist of the Dogs. This experience encouraged our two protagonists to continue their venture. In September 2003, the idea of recording a complete album came into being. The 7000 km distance separating Laurent and Jeff didn't hinder the preparation of this project.Over several months, 19 titles were composed and arranged. Because of concerns over the planning, budget - and above all - a strong desire for independence, they decided to record "in-house", literally in Laurent's Parisian kitchen. Manu Gares, the accomplice who had mixed the Dogs live album "Short, Fast, and Tight" managed the equipment and recording. Christian was equal to the daunting task, and Sebastien Buffet was the glue that held it all together. Without a rehearsal, and in only five days, the songs were in the can! With the passing time, the group adopted a definitive name, in reference to the origins and circumstances of their creation : "The Cinders". The Cinders, like the embers of a nostalgic time, but always burning...Like the remnants of a fire which never ceases to burn in the hearts of those who think of the saving virtues of Rock n' Roll.
2005 saw the creation of "Varieton", a business structure which permits The Cinders to record, tour, and do promotion with total independence and freedom. The first record released by Varieton was a 45 composed of an original song, "Eliza", and a cover of The Animals' "I'm Crying".In February and March, the group toured in France. For this occasion they were accompanied on drums by Joe Sheehan, who had played with Jeff in The Crybabies and The Ballbusters.On the eve of the first American tour, Christian played a one-off gig with Damo Suzuki, former singer of the German band "Can".In May, The Cinders toured in the USA.
Then the Cinders contribute a track to the CD "Tribute To Paul Westerberg", performing a cover of "Can't Hardly Wait".In July, Laurent plays guitars on the Fred Jimenez's album.In October a deal was struck with Toulouse-based ELP records to distribute the "Up From The Ashes"In January 2006, "Up From The Ashes" was released on ELP. In March, the second 45 was released, on Lyon's "Pop The Balloon" imprint.The EP contained four songs, "My Favorite Audience", "Jet Set Gypsy", "Girl Crazy", and "I'm Crying". That same month the band embarked on a second tour of France, this time with drummer Sebastien Buffet, who played on the CD recording sessions. In december 2006 : The Cinders appear on the compilation "Tribute to the Wampas". They play "The Eternal" ("L'éternel"). In november 2006 , The Cinders appear on the compilation "Tribute to The Dogs - Songs for Dominique". They play live "Dreadful time". Laurent sings "I won't see you anymore" with The Waltzers and The Oknos Quartet. Jeff sings "Action" with the Classic Ruins (Boston). Christian plays "Secrets" with Louise Féron.The Cinders are the successors of the Dogs : they play an absolutely too much class rock'n'roll !
You MUST buy the Cinders cd here !
Thanks to Fabien & Manu !