Antoine Fleuriot [Covers, Solo Artist]
Hi, Antoine, I and my wife enjoyed your gig last night. It was a mix of musical styles and tracks we both knew well. The set list choices were inspired. The Jeff Beck track took me back nearly fifty years, to discos in Edinburgh, where the DJ at the Maybury Roadhouse used to send the punters off on a high, whereas many other places used to empty the floor with quieter subdued numbers. You're a good entertainer, and it was a shame the house wasn't busier. That was down to management, though. Get those interconnects sorted! The crackle from the RH (stage left) monitor was winding me up. My Cyrus HiFi amp does that if its source switch contacts need a wipe. You had so much cabling running from place, it must be impossible to guarantee good connections, and perform diagnosis on problems. I'd come and watch you anytime, though, (we only went when we did since we had left my grandson under the supervision of my granddaughter) I hadn't realised how late the entertainment would run. Your electric set would have been interesting to see. We'll keep an eye open for any gigs you do closer to us (Kettering) We had a forty minute ride out to see you, but it was well worth the run.
Bob LawsonSunday 5 June 2016
Thank you Bob for your comments, glad you enjoyed it.
Antoine Fleuriot should call himself Mr Versatility judging from this performance at the intimate country pub the Waggon and Horses. The two halves of Antoine's act are totally different and it's like seeing two performers in one evening.
In part one the pony-tailed singer and guitarist from Boston (not the American one) is an all-round family entertainer capable of playing virtually every musical style.
Antoine starts with an acoustic guitar and the songs range from Green Day's tuneful "Good Riddance" to Paul Weller's haunting "You Do Something To Me" to Chris Farlowe's powerful "Handbags And Gladrags", beautifully performed by Antoine.
While the highlight of his first-half performance is always the little-known but extremely wistful Joe Allen song "In Your Light" (a composition that deserves a wider hearing) his range of material is quite staggering and Antoine incorporates soul with "Mustang Sally" and "In The Midnight Hour"; rock 'n roll with "Hound Dog" and "La Bamba"; country with"Coward Of The County"; pop with "Oh Pretty Woman" and, "I'm A Believer"; disco (he is a brave man tackling David Guetta's "Titanium") and cabaret with renditions of "New York New York" and "It's Not Unusual".
And that really is quite a range!
Come part two and Antoine turns into a rock god pumping out great heavy rock numbers. The pub regulars come alive as he rocks the joint with with a series of rock classics starting with Status Quo's boogie hit "Caroline" followed by the dynamic AC/DC number "Whole Lotta Rosie" and then Thin Lizzy's pounding "Don't Believe A Word".
My problem with Antoine's second half performance was that the volume went up far too much for a small bar area and it began to sound like we were listening to a concert at the Hammersmith Apollo, Not that there was anything wrong with the music. He is a terrific guitar player which he demonstrates to perfection with his version of Gary Moore's "Parisienne Walkways" and a near-perfect interpretation of Guns 'N Roses' "Sweet Child O Mine".
My personal favourite is Antoine's interpretation of Blink 182s' "All The Small Things" although many punters at the Waggon and Horses loved his version of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze", featuring another outstanding guitar solo.
Antoine tackles also hits by Whitesnake, Foreigner, Kings Of Leon, Bryan Adams and Led Zeppelin.
The moral of this review is that entertainers need to judge their volume levels better especially when playing in small venues.
Colin Fenn, DJ, journalistTuesday 29 April 2014
Thank you once again for your review. Point taken about the volume level and I will keep an eye on this or I should say ear that I do not play to loud in the future.
thank you very much Antoine for coming to our club in halstead,although not many people were there but the few who were there really enjoyed the songs you sang and looking forward to seeing you again as you said a bit more rocky this time,and hopefully you could do who the hell is Alice this time,so i hope more people turn up next time to see you,which is why we booked you again thanks again Antoine from the entertainment committee
scottThursday 27 March 2014
Thank you very much for your comments looking forward to playing at your venue again. All the best.
Just like to say a big thank you for lasts nights Gig at Flitwick Club , It was great to see the locals up and dancing ,A very Professional set up and sound , so well done and look forward to seeing you in the future , all the best , Elaine Odell and Flitwick Club .
Elaine OdellSunday 24 February 2013
Thank you I really enjoyed it
Antoine, we enjoyed your music set at The Flitwick Club and will have you back again at future date. Very good sound and very good equipment. Also you will be Recommended to another local venue. Best regards Paul
Paul CalveyTuesday 22 May 2012
Hi Paul thanks for your comments. I enjoyed playing at your venue.