Künstlerbiographie Garbo Dastorg
GARBO DASTORG has dawned with style and elegance in the world of prefab music. Rage feeling and refinement is how you can define his music today with a strong and stubborn personality and you get what rock should have always been but has disappeared a long time ago: the art of kicking you in the ass with class…
Half French half Scots, he issues from a conservative family, and he has spent all of his youth traveling all over the world. When he started back in the 80’, he was already that dark soul dandy, dressed in black, ready to kill. .with a smile! His first steps on stage were with a rock’n’roll, post New York Dolls type band called CALAMITY JANE.
Two years later, realizing that the band wouldn’t get anywhere, he decided to cut a solo demo tape in studio, which brought him his first record deal, with Reflexes/E.M.I. The project was called FOLLIE’S which turned into a band, but this time Garbo Dastorg was in charge of the whole concept wich was very sophisticated and decadent as possible. It was a mixture of rock and cabaret right out of the gutter somewhere in Berlin. He used to come on stage all dolled up and looked like an atomic Marlene Dietrich! A mixture of aggression and refinement…The band FOLLIE’S released a few months later a single “ VENISE/ PARIS TANGO ” that climbed up to the first place on the most important indie pop-rock radio “ La voix du lézard ” .They toured France, Belgium and Switzerland before splitting up.
After Follie’s, Garbo Dastorg decided to settle down in Zurich, Switzerland where he worked for two years as a transformist in a local night-club called “LE DIAMANT NOIR”. He always had that obsession for Marlene Dietrich…After that episode, he decides to come back to Paris around 95 and get a band together, THE SUNSET DEATH TRIP. After a couple of local gigs and an album demo tape, he gets tired of the routine and lack of everything, and decides to fly to Tokyo, Japan, where he will release a single called “ SAUVAGE ”, a dark rock-dance anthem, with that Lou Reed touch in the voice. He played a couple of gigs in Tokyo, and Osaka, and published a book of poems called “ Paname ”.
In the meantime, Garbo Dastorg started to take a keen interest in electronic music and decided to do an album, in which he’d be able to express the depths of his soul, and put his unconscious into music. The result is a crazy 6 tracks mini-album "THIS I'll DEFEND" (which later was released under the name Morphine 666), a real killer, a constant mix of all his inner nightmares, where Mozart meets Marlene Dietrich, and Count Dracula feels alive and kickin’ again! Mix the whole thing with some heavy buzz and noise in the background, and you’ll get this surprising and ultra dark slice of life.
The twenty first century! or the millennium, whatever that means! Garbo Dastorg after having worked with different artists (Le duc, Exfolliz, Lzed etc…) decides to remain in his studio DEATHLAB for a while, where he writes some new songs. While recording the GRACELAND album, he gave some acoustic gigs in Paris, and was invited for a 3 night acoustic mini- tour in Moscow, Russia. On his return he played a few more gigs in Paris and in the south of France.
In 2004/ 2005, Garbo Dastorg records his heaviest album: M.F.C (Motherfucker's fan club). He writes and produces 12 tracks of wild but sophisticated heavy rock and has given a few gigs in France.
Summer 2006: His third album “Southern philosophy” is written and recorded in the south of France. He produces some local artists. Garbo gives several gigs in Paris and on the French Riviera, whilst working on his new album “Gimme a gun” which was released in march 2008.
After having taken a break, the man returns with a new album “BLACK SHEEP SYNDROME” to be released current December 2011 and a new band. Garbo is back feels like new again, modified slightly his name (dropped the ‘ of d’Astorg to Dastorg) and intends to spread his luxurious decadent and classy rock’n’roll all over the planet!
Muziek Tags voor Garbo Dastorg:
26 Top-Musiktitel für Garbo Dastorg - Frogtoon Musik
Garbo Dastorg Music Video Playlist
8 Top-Musikalben für Garbo Dastorg - Frogtoon Musik