LIVE: Caravan Palace

Caravan Palace rolled through the Observatory North Park on June 6 with their enchanting brand of electro-swing music.

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Caravan Palace ruled the Observatory North Park on June 6, 2016.
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The seven-piece band hails from Paris, France.
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Of course, the sold-out North Park venue ate ‘em up.
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Melding influences that include Django Reinhardt, Vitalic, Lionel Hampton, and Daft Punk, Caravan Palace play a type of “electro swing” music.
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The group originally started out as a three-piece, until more performers were required for live shows.
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They found three of their current members on good ol’ Myspace.
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Caravan Palace rose steadily in popularity in the mid-‘00s after releasing a string of demos and singles.
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After signing to Wogram Music in 2007, they released their self-titled album with the huge single, “Jolie Coquine.”
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The album remained on the French charts for 68 consecutive weeks!
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In 2011, they released their followup EP, “Clash,” which was then followed the next year by their sophomore album, “Panic.”
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Just last October, they released their latest and greatest album, styled “.”
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Band members include vocalist Zoe Colotis, guitarist Arnaud Vial, violinist Hugues Payen, clarinetist Camille Shapelier, double bass player Charles Delaport, trombonist/keyboardist Antoine Toustou, and percussionist/vibraphone player Paul-Marie Barbier.
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