Paris Combo celebrates a rich diversity of world styles but in the setting of chic Parisian cabaret. Fronted by Belle du Berry, Paris Combo has found a jazzy and intriguing twist on the French song-book tradition.
Paris Combo began performing regularly in Paris in 1995, playing in cafés, clubs, and on barges along the Seine. Belle du Berry, Potzi, and François had already collaborated on a number of projects, mainly dedicated to music from the ’30s and ’40s. With the arrival of Australian-born David Lewis, the band’s unique sound began to take shape, influenced by gypsy-guitar legend Django Reinhardt and jazz, Latin, Eastern European, and North African grooves.