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Tryo

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Tryo have made a name for themselves with their balance of left-wing, politically-charged lyrics and comedic, good-time performances. The band has been playing acoustic ska for French audiences since 1995, when it was formed by friends and former bandmates Manu Eveno (known as Manu) and Cyril Celestin (aka Guizmo). When Christophe Mali (known simply as Mali) joined, they got both their name and initial lineup.

The group wrote reggae-inspired tunes designed for three guitars and three vocalists, with intersections by Manu on accordion, keyboards and assorted reed instruments. They began playing the festival circuit and met seasoned band musician Daniel 'Danielito' Bravo, who came on board to play percussion.

1998 saw the release of their debut album, 'Mamagubida' (the name is a compression of all the first syllables of the band's names, along with that of their manager, Sébastien 'Bibou' Pujol). It reached number seven in the French Album Charts and began a five-album run of top ten hits for their studio LPs, 'Faut Qu'ils S'activent' (2000), 'Grain De Sable' (2003), 'Ce Que l'On Sème' (2012) and 'Ladilafé' (2012), with the former two releases both making it to number one. 2014's 'Né quelque part' didn't fare so well, peaking at number 43, but with 2016's 'Vent debout' the group were back on sales form with a top 20 appearance at 13.

In 2020, the band returned with the album 'XXV', with a supporting performance scheduled in March at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. The album includes various collaborations with other artists, such as Véronique Sanson on the track 'Ladilafé XXV', -M- on 'El dulce de leche XXV' and Dub Inc. on 'Bryan Williamson XXV'.

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