Richard Casteu's portrait

Richard lent himself to the game of portraits, here are some answers to our questions ...

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Since when do you evolve in music?

Richard :
I started in the group Rancoeur. Many scenes and TV. Two songs are on Youtube, notably one with Bruno Carette and Chantal Lauby from Les Nuls. Then the Richard Blues Gang with whom I opened for Jerry Lee Lewis, the Blues Brothers among others, played at the Nice Jazz Festival for four years and toured in several Asian countries, Mexico, Ireland and I also played in Memphis (USA).

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What are your musical influences?

Richard :
B.B.King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Elvis, Luther Allison, Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter ...

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Have you already recorded an album or an EP?

Richard :
With Rancoeur the single "La star de frime city" and two cd's with my band "1an1/2" and the live "Mille et une nuits".

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Which song fits you best?

Richard :
In my compositions, "Dans ces moments là" and "Entre nous". In the standards "I'm a bluesman" by BB, and "Why must I always explain" by Van Morrison.

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Which artist would you like to share the stage with?

Richard :
BB King, of course. In fact, it almost happened.

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What are your other passions or interests besides music?

Richard :
Nature, discovering other cultures, theater...

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If you could only keep 3 albums among all the ones you own, which ones would you keep?

Richard :
Very difficult. Probably Elvis "The Memphis record", Van Morrison "A night in San Francisco" and BB King "Take it home".

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What is the unmentionable song you sing in your shower?

Richard :
It could be a song by Etienne Daho or Julien Doré.

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Define, in 3 words, what music means to you

Richard :
Life, sharing, emotion.

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