Eric LaVALETTE

E r i c  L a V A L E T T E  was born in Algiers in a musicians family coming from Malta and the Balearic Islands.
When he arrived in Paris / France, he started to playing piano but very quickly he choosed the "six strings" listening to Blues music through the British groups of the 60's / 70's.

When he was 14, he played the guitar and the bass in several bands and recording studios in Toulouse / France and became a sound engineer. 

Other bands : FIRE PIGS at the end of the Seventies, FLAG in the 80's / 90's, Granduca which played with other artists like Lucky Peterson, Nine Below Zero or Mike Stern in the late 90's.

In 2004 the Eric LaVALETTE Band was created and in August, the group opened the Ségoufielle Rock & Blues Festival preceding Joan Shaw Taylor and played its electric Blues. Later on, the band played also with Mighty Mo Rodgers, Big Daddy Wilson, Jean-Jacques Milteau, John Mayall, Dr Feelgood, Little Bob, Big Ed Sullivan, The Pretty Things, Johnny Winter...
W3 Blues Radio "Very favourite" award ; Blues sur Seine 2007.

CD - ELB - NO LAND'S MAN 2007
CD - ELB - DELENDA CARTHAGO 2013
CD - ELB - DEADLINE 201
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CD - COMPILATION BLUES SUR SEINE 2008
CD - COMPILATION TOULOUSE BLUES SOCIETY 2014
MP3 - COMPILATION SEMAINE DU ROCK 2014


Guitares / Guitars
  • Fender Stratocaster 1976 noire / black
  • Fender Stratocaster 1995 noire / black
  • Hohner TE Custom noire / black
  • Stratocaster japanese copy cherry sunburst
  • Stratocaster japanese copy peinture Venise / Venice painting
  • James Spirit  tabacco sunburst lefty strat
  • Danelectro U2 56 pro bleue / blue
  • Hohner SE 400 sunburst
  • Hamer Flying V noire / black
  • Line 6 Variax 600 noire / black
  • Johnson resonator noir / black
  • Fender Sonoran SCE custom Lake Placid
  • Takeharu folk
  • Fender mandolin FM-52E sunburst
  • Gewa Ukulele sunburst
  • Camac Dulcimer
  • Aria pro II bass noire / black

 

Ampli / Amp
  • Orange TH30 head
  • Marshall 1966a 2x12 cab
  • Marshall 1933 1x12 cab JCM 800 lead series
  • Sennheiser FP72 freeport Wireless System

Effets / Fx

  • Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808
  • Fulltone distortion pro
  • Digitech Bad Monkey
  • Keeley Java Boost
  • MXR Phase 90
  • Boss BF 2 flanger
  • Vox wha wha
  • Boss DD3 delay
  • Boss octaver OC 2
  • TC Electronic Hall of Fame reverb
  • MXR micro amp
  • Boss RC-20XL
  • TC Electronic Polytune

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