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Listed below are record companies, suppliers, musicians & bands, fan sites and some quirky little extras...

Record Companies & Suppliers    Musicians & Bands    Everything Else

Record Companies & Suppliers

CD Banzai
Cherry Red Records
Disques Du Crepuscule
Folkwit Records
Le Grand Magistery
Radio Khartoum
Siesta Records
XIIIbis Records
Tricatel

 

CD Banzai
A California-based CD mail-order company which has an impressive number of Louis Philippe albums on its catalogue (Japanese releases included).


Cherry Red Records
Bishop's Park House,
25-29 Fulham High Street,
London SW6,
United Kingdom
Tel: 44-(0171)-371 5844
Fax: 44-(0171)-384 1854

There are still copies of Ivory Tower (acme 15cd), Appointment With Venus (acme 5cd) and Yuri Gagarin (acme 23cd) in the Cherry Red vaults, both on CD and Vinyl! Cherry Red repackaged much of the él catalogue on its Richmond subsidiary, including a 20-track "Best Of Louis Philippe" which they released under the title Claret (monde 4cd). Re-releases of mid-price double-CD's have followed: Sunshine/Delta Kiss and, Rainfall/Jean Renoir. And yes, they do operate a mail-order service.


Disques Du Crepuscule
A Dutch enthusiast named Frank Brinkhuis is behind this very thorough history of the legendary Belgian label, on which Louis made his debut as The Border Boys (Tribute EP, 1985).


Folkwit Records
Eclectic UK indie/pop/folk label run by Nick Butcher that released Louise Le May's Tell Me Something That Is New EP.


Le Grand Magistery
PO Box 611,
Bloomfield Hills,
Mi, 48303-0611
USA
Fax: 01-(810)-332 0150

Classy record company founded by the Hon. Matthew Jacobson, now relocated in Detroit. Matt has released Momus and Mr. Wright material in the past and is preparing a monster double-album of él covers (Instant Coffee). More importantly for us, he became the first American to put out a Louis Philippe album in the US with the superb compilation A Kiss In The Funhouse. Matt is also an accomplished prestidigitarian.


Radio Khartoum
The brainchild of Alexander "Sasha" Bailey, who runs one of the most eccentric labels on the West Coast.


Siesta Records
The best-dressed Spanish label has released Louis's Jackie Girl (Siesta 56) and is also the home to an international stable of pop acts including Basque quintet La Buena Vida and Swedish combo Red Sleeping Beauty. You may access the site in Spanish and/or English...


XIIIbis Records
XIIIbis Records is a Paris-based company with which Louis was associated in the late nineties, offering French releases of Azure, A Kiss in the Funhouse (different version from the US record) and Nusch, which are all available through the label's website. Louis also contributed a number of tracks to various XIIIbis compilations, like So Danco Samba (with Sean O'Hagan) on Tribute to Jobim, Le Bal des Laze and L'Oiseau de Nuit on Tribute to Polnareff ...


Tricatel
Home page of the Tricatel label, founded and run by Bertrand Burgalat, a long-time friend of Louis who also produced the Sunshine album. A few LP tracks appear on various Tricatel compilations, as well as vocal idents and jingles (Au soleil de Tricatel) specifically recorded for the label. Louis also played guitar and sang backing vocals on the Valerie Lemercier Chante album (by, who else, French actress Valerie Lemercier), as well as on April March's Superbanyair CD. Tricatel released 9th & 13th, a words-and-music album by Jonathan Coe, Louis and Danny Manners, in January 2002.

Musicians & Bands

Jean-Francois Champollion
The Clientele
Cathal Coughlan
Dave Gregory
HaLo
The High Llamas
Louise Le May
David Longdon
Danny Manners
Momus
The Monochrome Set
Stuart Moxham
Martin Newell
Fredo Viola


Jean-Francois Champollion
Site of Louis's old team-mate: Jean-Francois played lead guitar in The Border Boys.


The Clientele
Alasdair MacLean's indie band: Louis contributed string arrangements to their God Save The Clientele album, and more recently Alasdair has played in Louis's gigging trio, and, with fellow Clientele member Mel Draisey, contributes to An Unknown Spring.


Cathal Coughlan
Ex-Microdisney and Fatima Mansions singer/songwriter and more recently has released several albums under his own name with backing band The Grand Necropolitan Quartet/Quintet/Sextet - with Danny Manners on bass.


Dave Gregory
Quirky and comprehensive site run by a fan of Dave Gregory, former XTC guitarist who has played on Jackie Girl, Azure and My Favourite Part of You.


HaLo
Homepage of HaLo, a young Japanese singer and photographer who has worked with Louis on a number of occasions, including her first two albums, Blue
and Yellow.


The High Llamas
...are, of course, the band responsible for marvellous songs such as Checking In, Checking Out, all of them written by former Microdisney guitarist/songwriter and Stereolab collaborator Sean O'Hagan. Sean also contributed guitar and banjo to The Wonder Of It All.


Louise Le May
A wonderfully original singer/songwriter from Hackney, London. Louis, Ken and Danny were involved in her debut EP, Tell Me Something That Is New, and a full length album is in the works.


David Longdon
Originally from Nottingham, David is a superbly talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has contributed to several Louis Philippe albums and live gigs. His current main project is contemporary prog band Big Big Train.


Danny Manners
Bassist, pianist, arranger and Louis's long-time musical accomplice.


Momus
A beautifully-designed and most popular site set up by an old accomplice from days gone by, and an Internet freak to match. Some lovely pictures, too. All you ever wanted to know about one of the most oblique of lyricists working today, and more.


The Monochrome Set
A site set up by Swedish enthusiast Henrik Engström. Discography, lyrics, etc.


Stuart Moxham
Guitarist and songwriter for seminal post-punk band Young Marble Giants, and The Gist. Since then, Stuart has released several albums under his own name, including The Huddle House with Louis.


Martin Newell
Poet, songwriter and English pop genius. Louis produced his 1995 album The Off-White Album and the two have performed live together a number of times over the years.


Fredo Viola
Terrific singer/songwriter and multi-media artist currently based in Woodstock, NY, who has recently arranged for and performed with Louise Le May.

Everything Else

Chickfactor
Frank Howard's Louis Philippe Facebook Pages
Michael Hauben's Web Music Listing
Planet Claire
Scandanavian Indie
Instrument Jokes


Chickfactor
The seminal New York popzine run by Gail O'Hara, former music editor of Time Out New York, and one of él's all-time greatest and most loyal fans.

Frank Howard's Louis Philippe Facebook Pages
Run by longtime fan Frank Howard from Chicago.


Michael Hauben's Web Music Listing
No longer maintained, so some info could be out of date, but tons of links to band sites, plus reviews and directories of Paris and New York's best shops/clubs, etc. ..The site was created by Michael Hauben (of course), whom we believe might be a student/researcher at Columbia University. Then again, he might not.


Planet Claire
Of interest to French pop fans...a site maintained by Denis Prevot (Radio-Aligre FM), one of a handful of that country's DJs to play decent music.


Scandanavian Indie
The property of Swedish popkid Erik Soderstrom, based in Linkoping. Loads of info, mostly about totally unknown and probably wonderful Scandinavian pop bands...


And Finally ...

Instrument Jokes
Light relief for musicians. Some of the jokes are excruciating, others are very funny indeed. This link was brought to Sunshine's attention by Daniel Manners, double-bass player and netsurfer extraordinaire.

 
 
 
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