Ladies & gentlemen, introducing The Grimaldis. It’s not everyday you come across a band that can burst into any room, in any country, full of unsuspecting diners and cause an immediate flurry of excitement… but somehow these guys do it, every time, and in style! For you to have an idea of what an evening with The Grimaldis is like, you must picture the scene; You’ve just enjoyed the last bite of your filet de boeuf and are now eying up your depleting glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, when literally out of nowhere four dashing gentlemen in fine suits stand in your midst. Beaming smiles, instruments at the ready and a general glow of energetic anticipation, tells you that this band is about to make you very happy indeed!
“We’d like to think we can play for anyone and show them an awesome time, any age, any nationality, let’s go! ” – Manuel (acoustic guitar & vocals)
These gentlemen pride themselves on their simple approach when it comes to showing people a wonderful time. They have no need for a stage, sound system or lights. It’s just them, an acoustic & electric guitar, a double bass and by far the most intriguing miniature customised drum kit you will ever see. “Cross-genre” barely begins to describe this band, which is hardly surprising when you consider the group is a merging of English, Mexican & Brazilian all living on the French Riviera soaking up the mediterranean sunshine. The unique charm of their show is magnified by their eclectic repertoire. You can expect harmony driven original renditions of the songs we all love, hits spanning over five decades and in several languages. You really can’t guess whether you’re about to hear the latest MTV smash hit or a timeless Italian or French classic. “Up close & personal” is how the band describe themselves, roaming from table to table, taking requests, inspiring the laughs and even receiving the occasional cheeky pinch from a female fan. Generally spreading an atmosphere that is truly infectious, it’s not unusual for The Grimaldis’ shows to end with the band and audiences alike dancing on tables and chairs simply enjoying the good times.
“It’s really quite normal for us to finish a show and be completely drenched in sweat and Champagne” – Jason (bass & vocals)
You would expect a band of this nature to be traveling the world, playing at some of the hottest venues and for the hottest people around, well they don’t disappoint! Whilst being regular faces at some of the most prestigious restaurants on the French Riviera such as La Petite Maison, Cipriani & Club 55 these Grimaldis (in every sense of the word) can be spotted jet setting from Uruguay to Moscow, Dubai to London. There really doesn’t seem to be any geographical limits for The Grimaldis. The band’s fans reflect their own diversity, young & old alike and any nationality, not to mention the unsuspecting celebrities who have happily crossed their path, having had the pleasure to play for the likes of Leonardo Dicaprio, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger and Prince Albert to name a few.
“We strode up to a table, a candle lit dinner being enjoyed by a romantic looking couple who turned out to be Lily Allen & her husband, we played Sweat by Inner Circle. Lily enjoyed us so much that evening, she invited us to be her band for a show. 24 hours later we were playing on Harvey Weinstein’s yacht performing Lily’s latest album with her…. It was pretty amazing.” – Sam (drums – vocals)
The Grimaldis, having formed through a combination of their passion for playing music and their instant friendship, share a very special chemistry that ignites their audiences. The bustling spirit of Nice in the South of France is the birth place of The Grimaldis, inspired by the sunshine, the jazz bars, the rock n roll shows, the buskers on every street corner and the vibrant latin parties full of singing and music around the BBQ.
“When your band mates feel more like brothers, that’s a very special thing” – Vinicius (electric guitar, vocals)
“You guys are awesome, you come in and really turn up the energy”Lily Allen
“You were amazing in Monaco, our clients had the most fantastic time.”Cartier
“You guys were just AMAZING ! Thanks for entertaining us! You ROCK”Nathalie
“We are still speechless! Best. Night. Ever. Can’t wait to hear you guys play again soon.”Giulia & Marco
“Thanks for your great show , you are fantastic , very pleased to have met you! Long Live the Grimaldis.”Thierry
“Such a great pleasure to have you play in our restaurant. Talented and nice!”Celine
“So so good, thank you for your generous sponsorship for The Sean Edwards Foundation”Founder of SEF
“This band is fantastic and very professional, pleasure working with you.”Talents & Productions
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