Johnny Modeste have been hanging out in the rehearsal studios and Polish night shops of the 20th arrondissement of Paris since 2006. They spent the best part of three years improvising music to drink Tyskie and Żywiec to. Gradually, short instrumental pieces emerged out of those sessions. In 2009, the band began recording these, calling them Kurzmusik.
In June 2010, they put out their first CD -
johnny modeste wish you a happy summer with your friends - and played their first show to a hand-picked audience in a physical therapy outpatient clinic.
Since then, Johnny Modeste have broadened their repertoire and the band is planning more shows as well as releasing two more records in the coming year.
Kristo Nousiainen – Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboards
Matthieu Piel – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Jean Rochat – Trumpet, Keyboards
Lars Trede – Drums, Drum machine
Julien Vanderpotte – Bass
Anna Waide – Guitar