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Funk feels so right - Critical Quartet Experience

The spirit of James Brown and George Clinton have been caught in this time capsule. 

The French funk merchants, Critical Quartet Experience have come up with a soulful and punchy edit of a track from their debut album. This will be their first single, I Never Felt So Right. It is slated for release on 6th June 2020 on all platforms, for download and streaming.


L toR Arthur, Hugo, Kevin and Jonathan (c) CQE 2019
You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a boy band at first glance, but that is way off the mark. The four young men who started this outfit about three years ago are all accomplished jazzmen.

The single takes inspiration from Soul and R&B aces like James Brown and George Clinton with a little jazz improvisation added. On the single musicians are - Arthur Dardennes: Vocals and guitar, Hugo Brun: Keys, Kevin Mesples: Bass guitar, Jonathan Rolland: Drums.

They have shot a clip for the song too. It is a good time romp through the French countryside. Edits are being made as we go to print. Watch this space for news of the video weblink.

Stream here - Spotify  - iTunes
Link to first press release of album. - Debut album press

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