Photo: Pierre-Yves Calvat
French composer, producer and musician, Guillaume Poncelet was born in 1978 and has built his successful career working with Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, MC Solaar, Michel Jonasz, Zaz, C2C, Thomas Azier, Gaël Faye, Ben Mazué, Ayo… to name a few.
Producing successful albums for Ben L’Oncle Soul and Gaël Faye, while being influenced by the American collective Soulquarians (The Roots, D’Angelo, Q-Tip, J Dilla…), he became a rising force in the emergence of the French soul-jazz hip-hop scene.
In January 2018, the pianist and trumpet player released his first album 88, entirely recorded on upright piano. His mind was set on releasing something very different to what is known of him. Back to basics. Simple music but not simplistic. Guillaume’s ambition is to offer a sensitive visual journey to listeners, while enabling them to relate to the music in their own way. Note that Guillaume signed the soundtrack of Razzia, Nabil Ayouch’s 2018 feature film.
After releasing his debut album 88, followed by the soundtrack of the French movie Razzia, Parisian pianist and trumpeter Guillaume Poncelet is back with a new single. Peyo is the name of a famous horse, known for his empathy and therapeutic properties used in hospitals. This horse heals patients in his own way: an intimate face-to-face full of light and emotion. This song aims at creating a similar healing atmosphere with the soothing and subtle sound coming out of the acoustic piano.
Guillaume Poncelet’s first album is a collection of beautifully crafted and elegant piano compositions, cinematic and delicate. It is now available on digipack CD with two bonus tracks featuring Thomas Azier and Gaël Faye.