What would you do if a song you wrote suddenly became the most popular song in the world?
After the success of his 2011 hit “Somebody That I Used To Know”, Gotye left his career as a solo artist and formed a Jean-Jacques Perrey cover band. The band is called the Ondioline Orchestra and I swear I’m not making any of this up!
I like to think that if I suddenly had unlimited funds and artistic freedom, I’d do the same thing. I’m a huge fan of Perrey’s work and I hope it shows in my music.
If you aren’t familiar with Jean-Jacques Perrey, he was an early pioneer in the world of electronic music. He invented a musical device called the Ondioline, but I think he might be most well known for his work with Gershon Kingsley on “The In Sound From Way Out!“. Here’s some footage I shot of Perrey performing in SF.