If you enjoyed the stories of the “Golden Girls'” tour with the Barefoot Blogger, this post will take you back a generation or two. For last weekend, I got up close and personal with the Bad Girls in Sete while they literally “took over” two bistros.
Friday night’s performance was in an intimate setting at a bistro on a backstreet in Sete. A popular place for locals, Le Bistro du Marche was hopping more than usual when the Bad Girls of London started their rockin’ performance.
Even the barkeeper was overwhelmed with the crowd the Bad Girls brought in to the hide-away-place. Business was booming.
When the Bad Girls let out their rendition of “Breaking up somebody’s home,” the crowd moved in on the tiny bandstand. Nevermind that it was a steamy August night with only two bar doors opened to let in air.
Saturday night at Bar le St Clair the atmosphere was electric.
With a front-row seat, I could feel the cool breeze from the Sete waterway … or maybe that was chills from the fabulous sounds coming from the Bad Girls Groove Band.
Either way, the combination of jazz, rock and funk music mixed with cocktails served with flaming sparklers literally lit up the town.
The Bad Girls Groove Band is not your average rock group. Musicians range in age from 20’s to 60’s. Some have made the art a lifetime career with credentials that include composing, performing, and recording with musical partners throughout Europe. Others are just starting out, aspiring to keep the sounds of James Brown, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, and other icons of jazz and blues alive.
A few simply love to make music yet spend their daylight hours working in totally unrelated fields. Even though some stand-ins or “playmates” were on stage in Sete instead of the “regulars,” the group’s esprit de corps was evident. What holds them together is their incredible talent, energy, and soulful sound.
Enjoy the Bad Girls Groove Band’s “Breaking up Somebody’s Home.”
Categories: Around France, Blog, Loving Music, Sete
Thank you Bad Girls and Debbie for making Sète even more special. Meeting people like you and experiencing memorable musical moments is what makes me enjoy living here. xxxx from your Canadian fan Nancy
Thank YOU! Nancy, for introducing me to all these wonderful friends of yours … and your town! Best AIRBNB hostess ever!
Great blog Debby. I really felt as though I had been at the event too.
And what a fabulous beard the barkeeper has…!
If you haven’t been to Sete, it’s a great place to visit. Great beard, right! He was a character…
How do they stay so fresh is all the heat! I looked for them on ITunes and couldn’t find them, but I did find the song by the incomperable Etta James. Would have loved to have been there!
You should really think about living in Sete. It’s fab.
Thanks Paula, we really appreciate the comments you make.What keeps the Bad Girls fresh? The Bad Boys of course !!! No there’s nothing on I Tunes yet (but watch this space) but there’s plenty of stuff on our website or direct from YouTube – Search “Bad Girls Groove”. Thanks again we all had a ball in Sete – and this weekend we are back in London doing it all again. Best Julie x
Good to know. Thanks!
We had so much fun! Lovely to meet you and play for you. Thanks for the lovely pics jx
Same here. It was a great weekend, thanks to you!
What a lovely Blog – thankyou so much from Bad Girls everywhere. We had a FANTASTIC time and are hopeful of more shows in France so tell anyone who might be interested please ! Right now we need some sleep but are playing this weekend in London. A Bientot! Julie xx
Would love to hear you play again in France. Maybe someday in London! Thanks and good luck. You’re fabulous!