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Born from the encounter of an Irish Singer Songwriter and a French guitarist, Mosquito very strongly resembles this small almost painless sting which could one day awake the Rock n Roll scence by provoking a tingling rash that seems here to stay. Michelle is Definitely gifted for songwriting and singing and Sacha is a very talented guitarist,however they still had to find the perfect rhythm section, solid and motivated they began their new adventure!
A few gigs in Paris October 2010 gave Sacha the opportunity to reform the rhythm section of "Un Monde a L'Envers" a previous band in which Sacha played lead guitar, with Francois on bass, Eric on drums adding his brother Gary on rhythm guitar and keyboards, Mosquito smashed their first live performance in Paris which lead the band to sign up for some fabulous gigs this summer, one of which Mosquito will support "Simple Minds" at the Brittnay festival June 2011.
Mosquito choose to cut into the meat with killer riffs, superb arrangements and an XXL voice with a reminiscence of Joan Jett and the 70's; a tight mix of punk and Rock n Roll which insidiously lead to the Corrs or Cranberries.
One can only appreciate the lucid compositions which clearly succeed in avoiding the cliches and on the contrary offer Mosquito a very serious business card placing the band well ahead of it's time. From the most unrestrained Rock n Roll to a slightly tinted pop folk influence with a hint of hip hop, Mosquito reveals "Take Me Out", "Lethal", "Anna Mae", and "Porcelain" before offering an epileptic finale with "Tangled", a true anthem to Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin; a time bomb with delayed-action chanted rather than sung by Michelle making a statement of the force and sensuality of her talent.
Prepare the Quinine stock, the invasion of the Mosquito is near and will be particularly difficult to avoid-so be warned.
By Fred Delforge