ALAIN MORISOD & SWEET PEOPLE
National Arts Centre
1, rue Elgin, Ottawa, (Ontario), K1P 5W1
We had thought, without really quite believing it, that Tournée 2017 was the farewell tour for Alain Morisod & Sweet People. "Another farewell?" you might joke... but then you don’t know mischievous side of the untiring Swiss musician, who once held up a poster as evidence and told us with a big grin that he had said his "premiers adieux" (first goodbyes) in 1976! That’s why we’re eagerly looking forward to the return of this unique group in spring 2019, since things will be somewhat different from now on. After 40 years of sterling service, Jean-Jacques Egli, a veteran member of the group, has decided to retire. At the age of 74, he is looking forward to a well-deserved rest, far from the stage and the studio. Alain has decided not to replace him, and for all the right reasons. The other members of the group, the energetic and smooth Fred Vonlanthen, spellbinding singer Julien Laurence and of course Mady Rudaz, she of the heart-rending crystal-clear voice, will keep the feeling ...