It’s never too soon to break out the Clash, never too late to submerge in the Beatles. And in between, float on Air, glide with Hardy and strut the Strokes! Covers and compositions blend into a true rock music awakening, Comete is a live show for curious kids and nostalgic parents throughout the month of August in Scotland’s capital. Compagnie Derivation spoke with The Fountain about the show and their plans for August.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting?
You bet. It is so much fun for us to come and play a whole month in the same city and being part of this crazy festival, taking time to discover all the charming places, the special atmosphere of the town and the people from Edinburgh.
TF: Comète certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
It’s all about the idea of a musical galaxy. Most of the time the first musical discovering is the most important one. A kind of big bang experiences for what will become later on your musical galaxy. These songs are related to very strong emotions and the foundation of our love for music. Each of us has these special songs that made us want to become a musician. It’s this excitement we want to share with the kids… and of course with their parents. 😉
TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?
We want to cover a large panel of genres including rock, pop and hip hop tunes without any frontiers. It ain’t about teaching kids what kind of music to like or dislike. Our main purpose is to let them live a real concert, just as close as possible to the concerts their parents use to go to.
Of course, we have to adapt the volume a little bit to their smaller ears and eyes. Everything is controlled, but we play the game of real Iive music with good sound, good lights, good musicians and good songs! We want them to feel the sound, feel the music with their body, to sing and dance. For once, they can have something real, not too appropriated…
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?
It’s our first time at the Fringe. We’re actually looking forward to having some guest-musicians from Edinburgh… and of course, we are going to share some free breakfast. Just to be sure that everybody is fully awake and ready to dance and sing along with us!
And even though there are so many great artists at the Fringe, we also planned to leave the Party from time to time and to take some fresh air in the beautiful nature that surrounds the town.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond Comète?
We are all fulltime musicians and playing in a lot of bands, which means more festivals, more stages, more music. That’s what we love to do. And as far as Comète is concerned, we would love to meet promotors from other countries and to perform all over the world!
You can see Comete at Assembly Checkpoint from 31st July – 26th August (Not 8th or 13th) at 10:30. For tickets, please visit www.edfringe.com