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Tonton Macoute

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There are two bands with this name.

(1)Tonton Macoute is a french band formed in 2006.

With a stock of cheap instruments, the trio wanted to find a dense, subtle and massive sound, in order to create motorik soundscapes, electric hypnosis and timeless storms.

Etienne Coussirat : guitar, keyboards, drums, percussions, etc.
Emmanuel Holterbach : guitar, tapes, analog synth, etc.
Jacques Masson : guitar, bass, organ, etc.

The “Mureedil” LP is the first record released by Les Productions Fluorescentes with help from Emanuele Carcano (Alga Marghen)

Recorded from February to June 2006
Edited, mixed and mastered at Studio Fluorescent, Lyon, France from August to November 2007

(2)Tonton Macoute was a progressive jazz/rock band formed in the UK in 1971 from the remaining 4 musicians of Windmill after the death of lead singer/guitarist Dick Scott in a road accident whilst on tour. Both bands were managed by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikely (Matthews Southern Comfort/The Herd/and Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch).

The personnel consisted of Paul French-vox and keys, Dave Knowles- vox, sax and flute, Chris Gavin (now Gavin Wilkinson)-guitar and bass, and Nigel Reveler-drums and percussion,

Paul went on to form Voyager who charted in 1979 with a song entitled Halfway Hotel. They released 3 albums too, before disbanding in 1982. They have recently reformed to release the album Eyecontact. He performs regularly at The Piano, 106 Kensington High St.

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