Especially for the audience at St. Cyprians, George, Madeline, and Kaeli will be playing the heart-warming magic songs of christmas past and their own unforgettable original music. Delightfully present, Eurocana is a musical feast for the ears and eyes, a sonic synthesis of Americana, and, all things Français. Friends, Djangologists, and Francophiles, George Cole, Madeline Tasquin, and Kaeli Earle have a lot of things in common musically. They’ve played many shows together, collectively, and individually around The Bay and around the U.S. and Canada. Their new record “La Belle Epoque” is in the works. Their west coast summer tour was a big hit and they’re back at it again this winter.
George Cole guitar/vocal, Kaeli Earle on upright bass/vocal, and Madeline Tasquin vocal, guitar, and percussion.
Eurocana has a full complement of sound, three part harmonies delivered by three top-tier vocalists, and amazing instrumental virtuosity. The group swings with infectious joy, bringing audiences to their feet the old fashioned way. No canned beats or backing tracks they are in the moment all the way. Influenced by Django Reinhardt, Rock n’ Roll, Jazz, and French chanson (i.e.: Edith Piaf, Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel).
GEORGE COLE: Singer and breakneck acoustic guitarist George Cole lives in a musical world all his own…. a world in which Django Reinhardt, The Ramones, Nat King Cole and Doc Watson get equal billing with Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Willie Nelson and the Great American Songbook. Cole currently occupies the guitar chair for the David Grisman Quintet and has 2 releases on Grismans highly regarded Acoustic Disc Label. George was guitar teacher and mentor to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day for 10 years in the East Bay. Cole, a San Francisco native and BAMMIE award winner brings an expertise to his guitar playing and singing that is filtered through Rock and Roll, Gypsy Jazz and All things American. The music he makes brings to mind the old adage Everything Old Is New Again. David Grisman tapped Cole to play on his most recent Sextet record and Cole in turn featured Grisman on his release George Cole Live. Jazz legend Keely Smith handpicked Cole to play guitar and sing duets with her on her last tour. Chris Isaak also had Cole lay down guitar tracks on his platinum selling Forever Blue release. Cole is currently performing at festivals, performing arts centers, top nightclubs, and vintage theaters. www.GEORGECOLE.net
KAELI EARLE is a singer and bass player from Bellingham, Washington. She came up as a classical cellist throughout high school, dedicating long hours to Bach and Beethoven before getting into jazz bass. After picking up bass, Kaeli jumped straight into gigging. She supported herself through freelancing and busking in her hometown. Kaeli moved to San Francisco joined gypsy-jazz musician George Cole touring the USA. Kaeli currently attends Berklee College of Music on full scholarship, writing and playing with her band in Boston. She returns frequently to Bellingham and the Bay Area to gig and play shows, inciting crowds with her high energy. Her music is a mix of jazz, rock, pop and soul.
MADELINE TASQUIN: Accompanying herself on piano, guitar and ukulele, Canadian-Californian songcrafter Madeline Tasquin weaves from jazz folk to soul ballads in odd meters to playful harmonic pop to delicately dark musical fairytales, delivering it all with a stage presence that radiates joy. With influences including Primus to Billie Holiday to Joni Mitchell to Chopin, it’s no surprise that her songs takes harmonic and rhythmic twists and turns, though whether performing solo or fronting one of her bands, she manages to pull this off without leaving anyone in the room behind