Renaud Louis-Servais (guitars, compositions); Virgil Donati (drums); Aurel Ouzoulias (drums); Philippe Saisse (keyboards); Christophe Cravero (keyboards); Henri Dorina (bass)
France-based guitarist Renaud Louis-Servais is one of the most accomplished talents on today’s jazz-rock-fusion scene. Through a wide range of guitar playing (electric, nylon, folk and guitar-synth) and showing a rare passion for musicality, Renaud loves to blur the lines and transcend musical boundaries.
His first album 'Iluna' (2011) available at Abstract Logix was recorded and mixed by Steve Prestage (Gino Vannelli, Gary Moore, Peter Gabriel...) who provided his incredible experience. Boosted by songlike themes and great influences, Iluna mirrors what has always been driving Renaud musically: the pleasure to move freely between ‘metal’, progressive music, ‘jazz‘ and ‘rock‘, paying particular attention to composition and sound quality.
His second album 'Epic Circus' (2015 release) features world-renowned musicians such as Virgil Donati (Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth, Scott Henderson...) on drums and Philippe Saisse (Al Di Meola, Simon Phillips, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn...) on keyboards, and is definitely a fusion CD to own.
The 'Epic Circus' musical video shot in Los Angeles, available on YouTube (watch below), alone illustrates this awesome "prog-rock / west-coast" music style that Renaud's fans like so much...