Author Topic: MINI BIOGRAPHIES OF UPCOMING ARTISTS  (Read 6472 times)

archos #45 on: June 08, 2019, 01:10

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PATOU LOMBOTO AKA PATOU SOLO SHEVCHENKO

patou was born in 1982 in kinshasa and grew up in a very religious family praying at a church called BIMA,and will be around 12 learning to play on makeshift guitars after hearing older brothers from his area play partitions of alain makaba,beniko popolipo...
But his dad will often break his makeshift guitars fearing that he loses focus in class as people already sense in him talent despite bad quality of his guitars
around 16 he will be like most of young guys of his age playing football and is even spotted by scouts of good teams of DRC but his parents absolutely want him to go far in school and end up having a more respectable job than music
but as a compromise he starts playing guitar at church while focusing on class
in 2000 when he graduates from high school he'll ask to go to INA and learn music more professionally which he convinces his dad to with a lot of difficulty and he tells his dad he will study something else later
 and in INA he will meet a lot of talents like freddy makola"marchouse",olivier tshimanga,candy nkunku" cindy"...and he starts feeling he needs to join a group which is touring around the world and starts asking around himself if some people know guys in big groups so that they can introduce him and most are reluctant to help him out because of his father
and he will decide on his own to go to tests in big groups and goes to maison mere for tests but he is beaten by bodyguards and returns home lying that he was injured while playing football
one week later he goes to wenge bcbg but there also he is denied access but luckily for him  on his way back he will meet genta lisimo,who will tell him he'll do his best to set a test for him  and gives him 100 dollars so that he goes back home
he will then learn in private with genta all the bcbg songs and when he arrives for test when the group is days away from bercy him and genta will act like they do not known each other to avoid suspicion of him corrupting for test, and when asked if he can play a song of bcbg he says i can play every jb mpiana and later bcbg related song from mulolo to th which surprises people
and he will pass wonderfully every trick the bcbg instrumentists pull on him switching from a song to another without telling him but he adapted  and was recruited
but he had to face 19 soloists who were also recruited,some like ficarre and pathy moleso being first team some being reserve,some who have never even played at a bcbg rehearsal but who come with hope to get a chance one day
and as the group goes to bercy,genta gives him some money again so that he can buy some clothes for future concerts when they return and he will announce to his father that he has joined bcbg and his father gives him blessings seeing how determined he is and to encourage him he buys him a guitar but he also asks him to keep studying because its important to have a plan b and he will going to night class sessions for years and get a university diploma
in 2002 he will start being a lot with genta when he decides to start his hyper long private rehearsals( 13 hours everyday)alongside his understudies fiston genie later known as lobeso,equaliseur,roi david,identité...
and he will started getting a bit of a look by the end of that year,but he gets bantered a lot in the group for his look,never a crazy haircut,no earrings no tatoo,rarely wearing jeans,shirts always tied up to the first button..
In 2003 he will make some nice appearances and will shine in a fikin show as jb came on his own while is one of the first times jb really notices him
in 2004 while the group is gone to south africa to record anti terro he is left behind, but partly due to genta's insistance to jb's ears and jb himself feeling another touch would not be too bad given the higher number of songs decides to get him a visa to south africa and comes himself to welcome him at airport
he will end up playing the last two minutes of generique,rhythm guitar on plainte a and another song aswell as bass on a song
One year later while the group plans third primus second primus generique of its history,jb plans to let the bigger names ficarre,mbokaliya or pathy molesso play it but genta will suggest a generique he prepared in private with patou and his private atalakus who are in hope of a chance,but its stalling due to the important crop which is already in the group
and tutu caludji who already heard that generique will fully support it and patou ends up getting the chance to play generique which will be named bongolowayi,with only two changes,the "crazy" start of the generique and the animation kipala nzonzako added in studio during recording by levieux mavuzi,younger brother of mosaka and provider of various groups until today
and the result is impressive and fans from around the world start trying to know who is that patou solo guy mentioned in the generique and he start getting calls and gifts
his career will take a massive step ahead the year after when he comes with the partitions like pesa mbote,lopele...and during one concert jb calls him and says( 6 years in the group,he was not getting a proper look but kept quiet and working hard and came in with pesa mbote and lopele partitions) that part will mark the debut of him really cementing his position in the group
but unfortunately for him he does not get visa to UK tour due to embassy giving priority to those who have a lot of visas already in their passports so maitre ficarre ends up playing in generique kipe ya yo,but he plays lead in the songs done in kinshasa,voiture of jules kibens,francis solution,and reworks sans permission originally done by mbokaliya
 in 2008 when the group's europe ban is officially over he is on the list as the other soloist maitre ficarre is under a bit of an embargo for having tried to run away to stay with a sidekick and he gets a great reception from fans and in the meantime he had played the whole quel est ton probleme except liberez played by ficarre and he will obviously be in the american tour after quel est ton probleme along with ficarre who is banned in europe only
 later on when the group is working on another album soyons serieux, he will again get a lots of songs to play,with ficarre only playing my love,mbua,djikidjiki and his own song
during a group reunion before rehearsal he gets a very cold welcome by jb who says he is suspended and he wont rehearse,and seconds after says you know why you are suspended? patou says no while looking down and jb says because your behavior is too perfect and the whole group explodes in laughter and jb gives him the 1000 dollars he had in a pocket and gives him advice to continue like that and he will  go very far in his career
in 2013 when camps are starting to clash in the group over treatment of minor musicans he is on the side defending minor members and the other camp will try to influence him getting in trouble with false stories but genta ficarre and sundabass stand for him and he is on the list for the group's zenith which will fail last minute and gets his first song sim blanche in album balle de match which was then a 11 songs project
as the concert fails,jb hands passports to everybody and tells them whoever wants to go to europe can go and all the group will prefer to stay as solidarity to their leader,but patou will ask permission few days later to go to europe as he plans to marry an ivorian europe based woman he fell in love with during tours and from then he remains in europe and gets married
until today he has never announced he has left wenge bcbg

 


archos #46 on: June 08, 2019, 01:11

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as far as i know guy bayaya went to angola with lacoste later as second soloist behind hadji and remained there

mvulusi96 #47 on: June 08, 2019, 01:49

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as far as i know guy bayaya went to angola with lacoste later as second soloist behind hadji and remained there

Looks like Luanda is the second cimetiere ya ba musicien.

Wenge1995 #48 on: June 08, 2019, 06:30

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@archos

Great biography, ndeko! Masion Mere literally are the worst behaved staff kiekiekie, why did they beat up Patou Solo?

I know Pathy Molesso played Esau and Somewhere on Anti-Terror, anyone knows what songs Zygal played rhythm guitar on? He is the least spoken about guitarist in Wenge BCBG.

archos #49 on: June 08, 2019, 10:13

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@archos

Great biography, ndeko! Masion Mere literally are the worst behaved staff kiekiekie, why did they beat up Patou Solo?

I know Pathy Molesso played Esau and Somewhere on Anti-Terror, anyone knows what songs Zygal played rhythm guitar on? He is the least spoken about guitarist in Wenge BCBG.

lol back in the days many of the bodyguards of several groups,not just maison mere used to scare people who came for tests especially if you came on your own you'd be  in trouble unless they are on nice mood that day,and even back then  in the two wenges, even when you succeeded at test you were not "safe" from being slapped out of nowhere in front of rehearsal hall and things like that,they considered it as "baptism" so that you toughen up
zygal started playing in francis solution then cemented position from quel est ton probleme and played every of the released song until now except je ne te calcule pas or on some songs with ficarre playing lead like mbua,patou took rhythm

Cavalier Solitaire #50 on: June 08, 2019, 10:48

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Thanks for the infor @Archos.

So Reddy is also super stingy. Eish, seems almost all leaders are like that. Lol... I remember an interview were a certain internet journalist (i think it is Nadege) when she jokingly told Marchouse that why have you changed so much in terms of polemic when you were with Reddy you never used to talk much later on attacking others leaders. And Marchouse in answer said "how did you expect me to be very aggressive when there was no motivation, no car, no poto (europe) trips, kuna ata kutu brazaville ya pamba ezali te".
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shamala #51 on: June 08, 2019, 18:53

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Zygal didn't play telecommandegenerique. It was the guy who went to Herieter
PORTE-PAROLE NON OFFICIEL DE JB MPIANA ET WENGE BCBG.

archos #52 on: June 08, 2019, 19:04

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Zygal didn't play telecommandegenerique. It was the guy who went to Herieter

yeah padache,but they redid the generique in europe,with patou playing that partition on lead and zygal doing rhythm
its one of the reasons why he tried joining almost every big group because he was disappointed the original  telecommande generique sounded way better than the one done in france