François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre form Neck Bros and play with two Alhambra guitars, the acoustic A-4 CW A B and the semiacoustic 7 Fc CW E2
Beginnings like the JAG duo
François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre met in 1991 at the Institute of Guitar Technology but it was not until eleven years later, in 2002, when they created JAG, an instrumental duo of acoustic guitars based on a mixture of different styles and cultures, jazz, blues or bluegrass are some of them.
The JAG duo participated in numerous festivals some consecutive years, such as the Corbeil Essonnes Jazz Festival or the Ballainvilliers International Guitar Festival. In addition to many performances in different theaters, clubs, restaurants and hotels (the Samois / Sena Country Club, the Hotel Concorde Montparnasse), and other private events.
Constitution of Neck Bros
After consolidating a true musical union for eleven years, which even leads to composition, the duo adopted the name Neck Bros in 2013 and released their first album, "Coude a coude."An album formed by 10 compositions marked by different musical influences, as a result of the mixture of nylon and steel strings.
Since the release of this CD, the duo has participated in various festivals and fairs: Issoudun (2014, 2015), Graines de guitare (2014, 2015), Guitares au Beffroi (2014, 2015) Frankfurt Musik Messe (2015, 2016) , Festival "Les Arts à l'Oeuvre" (2015), ADGPA Italy (2015), concert halls and cultural places and tours showcase with the chain of stores Culture.More than 1,000 concerts that show an important career.
“Stomp” is the second CD of Neck Bros
In October 2017, Neck Bros launches its second album called "Stomp". An album composed of some pieces performed in some concerts of the Guitar Festivals in La Tranche sur Mer and Guitares Au Beffroi in Montrouge. An album where new sound colors are incorporated by the 12-string acoustic guitar.
Collaboration in magazines and methods
Arnaud and Francois, in addition to interpretation and composition, also comes from the world of pedagogy.
A facet that has led them to create several methods of the "Guitarist Pédago" collection, a way to share their knowledge with others.
In the same way, Neck Bros also works on the diffusion of a concept of "concert-discovery" around the electro-acoustic guitar, especially for music schools, where through didactic concerts, it is shown the musicians the different types of guitar like: nylon strings, steel strings, 12 strings, different electroacoustic systems, the use of effects or interpretation techniques between pieces.
In addition, since 2006, they have collaborated in different guitar magazines such as: "Guitarist & Bass", "Guitare Folk", "Guitar Unplugged" or "Guitarist Acoustic".You can get more information about Neck Bros on its website and different official social networks:www.neckbros.com
Youtube: Arnaud Lepretre
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