In his early life, his day job was in precision mechanics; on saturday nights he played piano in a R’ n B’ band, Frankie Presle and the G.men. He then spent ten years as part of Les Francs Garçons, a singing group in the “Don Camillo” night-club in Paris. He now works for a French radio station, providing its ‘sound environment’.
His first solo record is “The Strange World of Bernard Fèvre”, followed some months after by “Black Devil Disco Club 78” which had a new and pioneering electronic sound. The records met with limited success and Bernard Fèvre remained in obscurity for more than twenty years. He released at least 3 albums of electronic library music during the 70s.
In 1999, The Chemical Brothers used a large sample from Fèvre’s 1975 piece Earth Message in their record “Surrender”.
In 2006, Bernard Fèvre returned to recording, writing and releasing music as Black Devil Disco Club.
Edited by einekleine on 2 Dec 2009, 11:31
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Yann Plougastel, in “Le Monde 2” january 2007, 27th
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