Nuit de la Fretless I & II

Nuit de la Fretless

The Nuit de la Fretless (Night of the Fretless) was held twice in Mende, France, under the organisation of Artistic Director, Franck Vigroux.

Nuit de la Fretless – 1999

Venue:

Mende Municipal Theatre

Thursday, September 9th, Mende, Municipal Theatre. This 1000 seat venue hosted the first ever festival totally dedicated to the fretless guitar.

Artists performing:

Michael Manring, Marc Ducret, Yannick Robert, Franck Vigroux.

Vigier guitars demonstrating the Surfreter fretless guitar.

Nuit de la Fretless – 2001

Venue:

Saturday, April 7th, 2001 Mende, Municipal Theatre.

There was a draw for a Fernandes Fretless Guitar and Vigier Guitars exhibited at the event. Tickets were 60 Francs, 80 Francs on the door. (about 6$ / 12$)

Artists performing:

Timucin Sahin (fretless solo)
Ned Evett Trio (fretless guitar)
Yan Vagh and Emek Evci (fretless acoustic and bass)
Yannick Robert, Rémy Chaudagne (fretless guitar / bass)
Ron Thal (fretless guitar)
Steve Lawson (fretless bass)

FRETLESS MACHINE:
Franck Vigroux (fretless guitar)
Romain Delorme (fretless bass)
Jerome Curry (percussion)
Stéphane Treppes (trombone)
Michel Blanc (drums)
Alain Desgeorge (trumpet)
Alain Desvoies (saxophone)

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