No More Sugar

First single from the album ‘The Passengers’ (1992).
Video directed and produced by Lele.

The band was on the last leg of its journey when we shot this video. It almost document the whole story, from our meeting in Brazil to our demise in Belgium, with the different line ups of musicians. The live sequence at the very end shows the original members who performed and recorded this song.

Recorded in 1992 at Pyramid Studios, Brussels, Belgium by Gilles Martin. Produced by Gilles Martin and The Passengers.The Passengers are: Dany Roland (drums), Yann Laouenan (keyboards), Denis Moulin (bass), Diako Diakoff (vocal, guitar). Management by Olivier Daube.

Posted Monday, August 22, 2016 in The Passengers | Add a comment

They Don’t Want Your Love

First video from my upcoming album ‘Inside Outside’.
Shot in Los Angeles by Ignacio ‘Natcho’ Genzon.

Posted Monday, August 22, 2016 in Inside Outside | Add a comment

Live at BJ’s Lounge, New Orleans

A piano medley of songs from some of my heroes: Marc Bolan, Big Bill Broonzy, Brian Eno and David Bowie.
Live at BJ’s Lounge (in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, my new home away from home).

Filmed by the alluring Robin von Heinzelmännchen.

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 in Live Shows | Add a comment

Greetings from The Big Easy!

After 5 years in the Big Apple, here I am, back in the Big Easy!

It has been almost 20 years since I have been coming to New Orleans, staying for a couple of months at a time, and contemplating moving here. But it is not that easy. The nickname is deceiving. It is a special place. Not only you do have to be ready for it, but it also has to be ready for you!

By the end of my first night out at BJ’s, one of the few bars/music venues in the Bywater neighborhood, I felt at home. I had made a few friends, and colorful characters told me that being adopted by the neighborhood was a privilege that shouldn’t be taken for granted: those who do wouldn’t last long.

Since then I have been performing every week at the BJ’s Monday Night Special Open-Mic/Revue hosted by the truculent Ryan Scully, and also got to experience electric shows by local legends Little Freddie King and Lavelle “Butch” Trivette, while savoring the traditional rice and beans offered by the house. In the daytime I hit the French Quarter on a bicycle with wheels more oval than round, and go pay my dues to the blues under the hot July sun, busking for a few bucks in front of the Cafe du Monde, or the Rouses on Royal Street, until my shirt is so wet that it seems to be made of leather.

Locals had told me repeatedly that Summer was the most difficult time of the year to move here: the city is half-deserted and it’s hard to find a job; the heat and humidity can drive people crazy…and did I mention the mosquito population? However, I have been thinking that if it is as hard as it gets, the good news is that now I know I can take it!

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in News | Add a comment

Hit the road, Jack! (part 8)


South by Southeast…heading to New Orleans

Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in Stories from the road | Add a comment

Hit the road, Jack! (part 7)

Kansas, do not run out of gas…

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Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2010 in Stories from the road | 2 responses

Hit the road, Jack! (part 5)


See you later Montana and friends. Back on the road. Heading towards Colorado

Posted Friday, December 17, 2010 in Stories from the road | 6 responses

Hit the road, Jack! (part 4)


Back on the Paiute Reservation. These are going to be my last few days here. The Sweat Lodge Ceremony was an unforgettable experience, but one that couldn’t be filmed. Some things are just meant to be lived. Instead, I let Montana show me around and tell a strange story…

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in Stories from the road | 2 responses

Hit the road, Jack! (part 3)


Two days and two nights alone in the Grand Canyon… Well, most of the time: there was Charlie to watch over me. Montana had given him a call, informing him of my visit. Self-defined as an army brat, Charlie traveled the world as a soldier. He has now been working as a volunteer park ranger for the past year or two. Charlie likes the rides in his white jeep, the company of his dog, J-Lo, and the fantastic view he enjoys from his trailer. He invited me for a beer the afternoon I arrived, and it knocked me down so hard I had to take a nap and didn’t get to take pictures or film this charismatic character. Cheers to you, friend!

Posted Friday, November 19, 2010 in Stories from the road | 6 responses