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the pop duo Weekend Affair in concert at the Mine d’Arenberg with “Les Hauts en scènes”

Watch the Lille duo in an unprecedented live session, recorded at the former Arenberg Mine, in Wallers in the North. A concert to discover in “Les Hauts en scènes”, your new musical event on France 3 Hauts-de-France.

If their new album (“When comes the night”) begins with the title “Finished playing”, Weekend Affair has no intention of stopping playing their music!

Weekend Affair, tandem which continues to renew itself over the years, is the fruit of the meeting of two Lille musicians with well-nourished paths, Cyril Debargedrummer and composer and Louis Aguilarauthor and singer (“crooner-folk”, he accepts) with a warm and enveloping voice.

Their haunting and melancholic pop does not refrain from being modern, carried by the music tinged with electro by Cyril and the poetic texts by Louis, nuanced with humor and spleen.




video length: 29min 32

Weekend Affair in concert at the Mine d’Arenberg



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Cyril Debarge grew up in Lesquin and lives in Lille, a city he would never leave for the world. Former drummer of the group We Are Enfant Terrible, Cyril is also the creator of the Lille pop and electro label Play It Loudly (PIL).

I like the people in my area actually. I could have gone to Paris for music, but people are really funny around here

Feel-good interview:

  • The country of your dreams where you would like to stay/live?
    France
  • The music that makes you feel good, that gets you high?
    リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュ, Macintosh More
  • Your comforter or lucky charm?
    My external battery 11000 mah
  • Your anti-stress, anti-morosity thing?
    Twitter
  • Your favorite clothes, in which you feel on top?
    My Solognac hunting coat
  • The meal that makes you happy?
    A green curry dal
  • A smell that you like, makes you feel confident?
    A sliced ​​onion cooked in olive oil
  • The duo of your dreams?
    Weekend Affair remixed by Soulwax

Louis Aguilar was born in Lille a little over 30 years ago. He is now based in Amiens. He started making music and giving concerts in the region at age 15. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Elliott Smith, Bonnie Prince Billy are always the references of Louis, who already has an impressive career. Numerous concerts in the region as a soloist or in collaboration with several groups and a one-year getaway to the United States, New York and Missouri, where he accompanied a country group for a rodeo tour!

The songwriter likes to juggle between projects: solo with folk compositions in English or covers (Dylan, The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Townes Van Zandt) for his album “カラオケ” (Karaoke) in 2017, in a group with Crocodile Tears or Spoonbill Revue and now singing in French with Weekend Affair.
He already has three solo albums to his credit, three with the Crocodile Tear and three with Weekend Affair.

I have always found the region to be super rich. The link was created with my childhood and it became closer with the music, finally.

Feel-good interview:

  • The country of your dreams where you would like to live?
    The lakes and forests of Canada or closer, in France, in the Queyras
  • The music that makes you feel good, that gets you high?
    Arthur Rubinstein playing Chopin on the piano
  • Your comforter or lucky charm?
    My binoculars to watch the birds
  • Your anti-mood thing?
    Take a walk in the forest, by a river or a lake
  • Your favorite clothes in which you feel on top?
    Old corduroy pants that I wear to garden
  • Your favorite meal?
    A good bowl of hot ramen
  • A smell that you like, makes you feel confident?
    The wood fire
  • The duo of your dreams?
    Rodrigo Amarante

TO HAVE. “Yesterday” by the Beatles, by Louis Aguilar, in “You are great”

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