Who We Are


 

Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitars, Keyboard

Manuel Julvez

Manuel entered the conservatory at the age of 9 years to learn guitar, then, in the early 90s, discovers Country Music, which he will become one of the leading French experts in the matter. 

 

Composition plays a central role in the work of Manuel, constantly looking for new tunes (he is the main composer of Roving Seats). Meanwhile, self-taught, he learned other instruments (keyboard, Dobro, Banjo, bass ...). From the encounter with Ange, in 2007, was born an immediate friendship, strong and based on a common passion: the Music; the desire to work together will not leave them anymore…

 

 

In 2011, his entry into the SACEM as a songwriter was the recognition for many years to compose, what enabled him to forge a musical identity, his own style… during the same year, he made his second beautiful artistic and human encounter:  Jean-Michel. The Roving Seats were born!


Jean-Michel Peyrot

Fascinated by the guitar, Jean-Michel entered the Guitar Academy of Marseille, alongside François Tomasi, talented professional guitarist, where he learnt classical guitar for nearly 20 years.

 

In the meantime, and to please his mother Brazilian origin, he began learning Brazilian guitar with Jean-Marc Dermesropian, completing his musical education. In the mid-90s, he discovered the Finger Picking, playing technique that consists in scratching guitar strings in an atypical way.

 

For 20 years, Jean-Michel played on stages all around The Provence (South of France). The organization of concerts allowed him to meet great artists like Lari White, Pam Rose or Tommy Emmanuel. During a concert organized for Lari White and Pam Rose, he met Manuel JULVEZ (he already knew Ange AMADEI) and something really strong happened between the 3 men… His melodic approach of the guitar and his high professionalism enabled Jean-Michel quickly find his place within the band, bringing his touch, his style, to The Roving Seats songs.

 

 

Acoustic Guitars, Banjo, Background Vocals


Lead Vocal, Cajon, Percussions, Flute

Sylvain Tauziac

Musician singer since his early youth, Sylvain began studying piano in 1989 and received his conservatory medal for the transverse flute. He starts playing bass and digital percussion in 2002.

 

 

Last recruit in The Roving Seats, he is the additional asset of the atypical band. His vocals, keyboards and percussion allow sublimating Manuel Julvez’s musical creations. Alchemy has quickly made between the two men.


Stephane Pisani

Born in a family of musicians, Stephane grew up immersing himself in different music styles. Attracted by songwriting, he began composing songs very early.

 

Today, Stephane leads many musical projects in studio and performs regularly on stage in parallel. He also teaches bass and guitar, and the basics of harmony. Stephane has a rich and eclectic musical career, Funk, Rock, Fusion, Jazz, Latin, African, World Music… and Groove!

 

After being a member of various musical bands (Century, Vanessa Delmar, Abram DJ, JL.Milford, Rewlax …), Stephane, at the request of all Roving Seats members, decided to join the group (after his participation in the great Festival “Country RDV Craponne-Sur-Arzon” with members of the band). The adventure is just beginning…

Bass, Background Vocals


Harmonica, Background Vocals

Ange Amadei

Ange is a child from the “Panier”, neighborhood of Marseilles (France). He took his first steps on percussion and then he turned to the drums, guitar, banjo and finally…harmonica !

 

Self-taught, he started working at home few months before meeting his first musical companions in cafes (he was only 18). His great talent and his love for music led him quickly to perform live as “Sideman” with various artists and famous bands… He became songwriter…

 

Ange then participated in many studio recordings for famous artists or movie scores (in total, he participated on more than 40 albums!). He accompanied the greatest artists on national and international stages, like the Fan Fair in Nashville (Tennessee, 1988), real Mecca of Country Music. In 1994 he finalized his first album as a songwriter and performer: Harp To Heart. He also toured in many countries such as Denmark, England, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany, Switzerland…

 

Recognized by his peers as harmonica virtuoso, he produced his second album Emotions in 2000, then Shamrock in 2003, the third one, in which Angel took a great pleasure to play various instruments: harmonica, drums, percussion, guitars…

 

In 2007, Ange met Manuel Julvez, with whom he will bind to a deep friendship; then he composed with Manuel his 4th album: Stormy Road (released end of 2010). Then, comes the encounter with the other members of the band…


Arnaud Ribbe

Arnaud starts learning drums very young (at 8), then, when he was 14, he started playing in bands from South of France. After learning a lot with famous bands (Raymond Echeverria, Danny Gray, Gerard Sinclair), he played with bands like Clifden, Mixed Propulsion, The Novelties…

 

Then, came the creation of the band Namas Pamous, in which Arnaud let his talent explode and give all his energy. He played with famous artists: Nono (from the band Trust), Eric Bamy, Didier Wampas at Hard Rock Café in Paris, in Scotland, in Marocco, en Italy and in Belgium. The arrival of “Kikette” in The Roving Seats has found a deep foundation for the band, allowing Ange, at the same time, to give his full power on harp… 

Drums, Background Vocals