Biography

Petit Vodo, one man band, has been playing live since 1997 having previously been a drummer for a blues band in his native Bordeaux. He simultaneously plays drums, guitar, harmonica and vocals as well as adding dashes of radio interference and triggering samples when playing live. On stage Petit Vodo falls somewhere between the eclectic rule-breaking of Beck Hanson, the trash-rock asthetic of Hasil Adkins and the frantic delivery of Jon Spencer. He counts old time blues men (Slim Harpo, Skip James, Dan Pickett, Lighting Hopkins) and current blues (G-Love, Beck, Morphine) as influences, and at the same time draws on the rock 'n roll experimantalism of Doo Rag, 20 Miles and The Lonesome Organist. Renowned in his native France after supports with France's biggest rock band (Noir Desir) in front of 30,000 people, as well as full European tours with RL Burnside, T-Model Ford and Andre Williams, Petit Vodo has made a name for himself, not only as a mind-blowing one man blues explosion but also as an accomplished and much exhibited painter. Petit Vodo's debut shows in London saw people being turned away such was the demand to see him play. He has since gone on to support Gallon Drunk and Penthouse in the UK, and has had his songs played on both the John Peel and Steve Lamacq shows and great album and live reviews in NME, Melody Maker, Kerrang! and Music Week. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.