Line-up /Wax Tailor LIVE
Often categorized as trip-hop or downtempo hip-hop, Wax Tailor breaks musical barriers using a sonic palette to demonstrate his life chronicles tainted in soul, jazz, and funk. He performs tracks off his forthcoming album ‘Hope and Sorrow’ (released 2nd June 2008) – complete with a four-piece band and stimulating visuals - at Cargo on Tuesday 22nd April. The prolific live set will bring the album to life and translate the cinematic feel of his music through the use of video.
Wax Tailor, aka JC le Saout, made a remarkable impact worldwide with his debut ‘Tales of the Forgotten Melodies.’ A sweeping, cinematic hip-hop album that had critics citing similarities to DJ Shadow and RJD2. ‘Tales...’ propelled this Frenchman to stardom in his home country (notching up 60,000 home sales) and his debut was heralded as Radio Nova's album of the year.
Like his debut, ‘Hope & Sorrow’ showcases an array of talented guest musicians such as Sharon Jones, Ursula Rucker, Charlotte Savary, The Others and A State Of Mind.
JC's stage name, Wax Tailor, originated in 2004 with the release of his EP ‘Lost The Way.’ He subsequently released his first full-length album, ‘Tales Of The Forgotten Melodies,’ completely on his own. The album garnered critical acclaim and love from French music fans and became one of the best selling electronic releases of the year.