Pascal Parisot – born in a small town between Metz and Nancy in Lorraine – for a long time earned his living as a bar pianist. Then, at the age of 37, he decided to send demo tapes to record companies. His debut record "Rumba" (2001) is said to be named after his first dog, but there is also another way of understanding the title: "Rumba" is brimful of pre-programmed beats which sound like home keyboard presets: Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Calypso and, of course, Rumba. Parisot's music is playful and minimalist, his texts are frequently tragicomic and sometimes absurd and surreal. All this has moved the press to comparisons with Boris Vian or Jacques Tati. His new album "Wonderful" is due out in autumn 2003.