"Dupont Dupond' origins are from a …Bank Overdraft ! Well you know the plan !
I was used to play in this festival in Perpignan south of France, each year did few quids playing there under the jailbirds suits of DJ Le Clown for the Tilt festival . I did many good encounters in this festival meeting people like Addictive TV , Jessie Evans or naked crazy singer Meneo, was always great fun playing for the hot catalan audience. Last year I was supposed , this time to film the Whole festival. But when, in february 2011, i Called Maurice Lidou the boss to set up the plan of the shooting, he told me that he couldn't get the founds to pay me. I was F…ed! and more broke than ever ! Seeing my great disappointment he told me "Well why don't you try this little cover contest we organized every year "Clip 'n remix" this year the theme is "crisis"? Well i had this little remix of this 80's band "les civils "that did a little hit in France with that song "La crise" whom lyrics said "economic Crisis is fantastic and decadence is the good mood" I did it for DJ Le Clown as a joke but it was not really sounding any good. "Should do that ! it's a great idea! why don't you try to sing it yourself idiot !" said the good Maurice.
Was not such a bad idea after all, at least I could try … So I did ! As i knew most of people from the jury, i decided to do it anonymously (people of the music industries , specially friends can be real enemies sometimes and love to hit you in the back!) so I told maurice to keep the secret -he was not member of the jury anyway -I did a new band in one hour, created the concept of Dupont Dupond - a reference to Hergé's famous twins characters and also the most common french name, and also a little reference to Duran Duran. I presented myself under that name. I asked my son to play the guitars on it, I redid the whole rhythm sections from my remix, replaced the band's voices with mine …and that was it ! 2 days work and it sounded quite great and fun ! One month after during' the festival I received an email "You Won". 1500 euros for 2 days work without any stage appearance , was not bad! So there was no reason for me to stop Dupont Dupond's adventures ! I had this 2 other covers i did for the fun that i didn't wanted to use for my own album (UBIK) Le grand sommeil from Étienne Daho and J'aime regarder les filles from Coutin and also " Le monde est fou" an original song I did . Dupont Dupond 's first EP was born" I'd say Rather more; Dupont Dupond was born….Long life to them Cheerz!
Dupont Dupond is preparing a video on "Le Grand Sommeil" release October 2011...