French Glam rockers Fancy were among the many burgeoning acts that were coming out of France during the golden period of 2008 when not only Fancy were making a wee impact to the rest of the world but their fellow Parisians cohorts Justice who released “Cross” that broke through into America and sold 500, 000 units and was nominated for a Grammy.
Consisting of members Mom (guitar player), Rae Mone (bass player), Antoine Goussard (drummer) and of course the very flamboyant Jessie (vocals), Fancy embodies the spirit of glam rock mixed in with elements of Funk and Disco for taste. And its worth mentioning that Jessie has a rather unique tone to his voice once you experience it for yourself.
One of Fancy’s career moments was when Justice asked Fancy to play as support as their opening on both UK and USA tour dates due to Xavier and Gaspard love for the band. They were also the opening act for Daft Punk for their Ireland tour as well as opening for the O2 Festival in London.
Harking back to 2008, this was a rather good year for dance music especially in Europe where Soulwax changed the game of Djing by announcing the teachings of eclecticism. This was also the year where music media for a short while belong to the blog house movement where music from Europe and America was being funneled through the internet, which is why Justice became famous and where I actually did find the majority of Fancy’s Music at the time.
Fancy released their Kings of the World and Seventeen LPs in 2006 and 2007 (featuring a distinct art style no doubt paying homage to panel van air brushing of the 70’s) as well as some EPs and a remix from Busy P for what’s Your Name Again?
Fast forward to 2014 and luck would have it, I got in contact with Jessie Chaton through Facebook and it was a delight that we clicked because Fancy deserves your attention and praise. They should be the biggest rock stars straight outta France!
We talked to Jessie about new material, their experiences with fame and being Shocked.