July 28, 20011

It is not clear what prompted Jérôme Minière to quit his native France and move near Montreal in Quebec. Perhaps it was the desire or need to enrich his life that made him cross the ocean. And rightly so.

In the 90s, Minière released his first two albums on French label Lithium. Six others followed on the Quebec label La Tribu, including Le Vrai Le Faux, released a few months before his concert at 7ème Ciel. Deadpan and endearing, Le Vrai Le Faux, is, as is common for Jérôme's work, a great pop album.

Songwriter of the year, producer of the year and album of the year, Minière collects awards and has earned the unanimous approval of both music professionals and audiences in Quebec.

With an acoustic guitar, a small amp, a cheap drum machine, a homemade drum kit, and a lovely atmosphere, Jérôme and José Major (a man who could play drums on anything he could get his hands on) provided a treat for an audience charmed by such generosity.

Agathe is a classically trained soprano and a songwriter. She discovered the ukulele a couple of years ago and quickly began to upload videos of cover versions. She regularly appears on the site UkeHunt, which is a reference point for ukulele players worldwide.