François Carrier | Michel Lambert | John Edwards | Steve Beresford | Overground to The Vortex | Not Two Records

The music on Overground to The Vortex, album to come out in 2013, dates from the launch gig for In Motion (the final part of the trilogy), which was held at The Vortex towards the end of François’s stay. Lambert flew over especially for the gig, meaning the evening’s music was a genuine collaboration between Québec and London, with our own John Edwards playing bass and Steve Beresford joining on piano for the second half. There was a buzz in the club that night – François chatted to the crowd and even performed a magic trick between numbers at one point – and the music reflects that infectious atmosphere. At the beginning of January 2012, François flew back to his native Québec leaving those of us who had known him with many happy memories, both personal and musical, plus the hope that he would return soon. London needs him! — John Eyles Continue reading