Sébastien Bournier, the singing drummer, had a dream. A strong, obsessive dream. He wanted to take group pictures. Stupid group pictures. With a pose. Like any decent 80’s hair-metal band.
Years passed and someday, suddenly, he took the plunge, called his good friend J-P Benadjer, gave him a camera, and said: “Come on, JP, take group pictures of me”.
JP took the pics, gave back the camera to Seb, who went to the photographer having the film developed.
When he came back home, he called JP, panicked: “JP, I think there’s a little problem with the pics”
“Yeah?” said JP.
“Well, these are group pics”.
“Ah, true. Never thought of that”
“What should I do?”
“Get a friend, bring him her and I’ll take more pictures.”
“JP, you’re a genius.”
Seb took his old but strong 1982 Citroën LNA and hit the road to Spain, where his old pal Paul J. No was making a living as a more or less official Jon Bon Jovi doppelganger. His hard earned pay check was however dilapidated in satisfying his deeper vice, drinking jamón soup till he dropped, every night, in his favourite Museo del Jamón restaurant.
Seb found Paul sniffing his 45th spoonful of jamón fat and boldly asked him if he wanted to join for group pictures. No said yes.
The two friends hit the road again, PJN having to deal with Seb’s recurrent joke: “Why didn’t you study medicine? You could have become Dr No!” Paul never knew if he had to laugh, sigh or simply keep quiet. He opted to laugh, which happened to be the wrong choice that just made Seb very confident in his storytelling, and remember the road is long. Many, many miles…
Back to France, JP was asked once again to shoot what became a duet. “Lovely, lovely”, he said after the 457th cliché taken, “you look like a modern version of Modern Talking. Doubly modern.”.
“No”, said Seb.
“You called me?” said No.
“No, No, I meant I don’t want to look like Modern Talking”.
“Me neither”, said No.
“You need to be three”, JP revealed.
“…or no to be!” laughed No, who revealed the source of his musical guilty pleasure.
“On s’est promis, oh oui, d’être toujours des amis ! ”, gladly added JP.
“I don’t want to be mistaken for the 2B3”, cried Seb.
“Don’t worry”, said JP, “the risk is, let’s say, quite low.”
“So let’s bring Snowcat on the group.”
“No”, said No.
“I don’t want to take pictures of Snowcat”, mumbled JP.
“And I don’t want Snowcat on the pics!”, added Seb.
“So why you asked?”, wondered No and JP.
“Hey, we need someone here, no?”, defended Seb.
“You called me, Seb?”, asked No.
“Yes, you just did it again.”
“Oops”, britneyspeared Seb.
“What if JP became the 3rd member of our group?”, suggested No.
“Yes but who will take the pictures then?”, asked Seb.
“We can call Snowcat…”, innocently offered JP.
“Or simply use the timer of my iPhone X and do the shooting that way”, completed Seb.
A band was born. And then there were 3.
The pictures went viral. In no time, Seb, JP & No had become the new idols of South France, Spain and Catalognia del Jamón. Girls were sleeping in front of the house, money was flowing, life was good.
JP expressed his happiness: “We have a great band, wonderful pictures, faithful fans, free cocktails and a swimming pool. What else do we need?”
“An album, maybe?” replied No. “We haven’t played a single note of music since we formed.”
“Oh, that’s a great idea”, complimented Seb. “I’ll be the drummer. And you both, what you want to be?”
JP admitted that bass would suit him well, and No chose the keyboards.
“We need a guitarist”, reminded Seb.
“I know a band that became a trio and it’s the bassist who played the guitar”, said No.
“Well, he tried”, thought a realistic JP.
Once it had been decided that it’s JP who would play the guitar, our newly formed band locked itself in a studio for four years, called themselves Lunear and offered the world their first album, a long-playing called “Many Miles Away”.
Listen to the album here: http://lunearmusic.com/listen/
Visit the website to get to know the three lads: http://lunearmusic.com/
What is the strange relationship between Lunear, Sousbock, Qurtis and Midrone? Read the review in this blog very soon (once it’s written actually).