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Enregistré, mixé et masterisé (sur bandes) à Dijon au studio Triphon par Robin Mory en Juillet 2014.

NICK : Guitare, chant, piano, tambourin, harmonica
KEVIN : Orgue, Fender Rhodes, batterie, percussions.
DON MOUTON : Basse

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released October 3, 2015

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Nick Al Banam and the Minstrels Dijon, France

(...) Une voix qui fait vibrer juste ce qu'il faut la corde sensible, histoire de vous coller des frissons où vous aimez les ressentir. C'est sans doute celui qu'il manquait à la folk française actuelle pour lui redonner de belles lettres de noblesse (...)" - Blues Magazine. ... more

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Track Name: Glimpse of fame
Treasures or some things,
Things I imagine
Ain't starting to seem fun.
I never laughed at
You or your friend sat
In an unkind and fuzzy chair.

But they don't know my name,
Please tell them all.
Things won't be the same
If they don't know the name to call.
I swear I'll do my best
For all the friends and for the rest.
Wide open to every guest.

Turning and looking
For something to win
At the table of kings and queens.
No one is coming,
The players are waiting,
The watchers are having fun.

But they don't know my name,
Please tell them all.
Things won't be the same
If they don't know the name to call.
I swear I'll do my best
For all the friends and for the rest.
Wide open to every guest.

Didn't see my name,
They must have forgotten,
It should be written soon.
No one is talking,
The players are waiting
But no one's having fun.

But they don't know my name,
Please tell them all.
Things won't be the same
If they don't know the name to call.
I swear I'll do my best
For all the friends and for the rest.
Wide open to every guest.
Track Name: But everytime
As that cat I myself sometimes feel
Like I just need a bed and some food to eat.
Lazing all day long,
'Got a cut of coffee and a brand new song.

Knowing I should be looking for a job,
Something to pay or to write back for.
But every time I wait for a lot more.
I keep looking fine but inside it's no more.
Til' the time I hear knocking at my door.

I feel like gambling with my life
With pure intuitions but it's only road signs.
Still don't want a work
And I don't want a wife.
Just trying to grow the softness seeds in people's minds.

Knowing I should be looking for a job
Something to pay or to write back for.
But every time I wait for a lot more.
I keep looking fine but inside it's no more.
Til' the time I hear knocking at my door.

The sky is shining, the sky is shining.
The sky is shining, the birds are coming.
The sky is shining, the birds are coming.
Can you laugh at this?
Wild eyes, staring eyes.

I feel like gambling...
With pure intuitions...
Still don't wanna work...
In people's minds.

Knowing I should be looking for a job
Something to pay or to write back for.
But every time I wait for a lot more.
I keep looking fine but inside it's no more.
Til' the time I hear knocking at my door.
Track Name: On the ground
Sat here for no reason,
Just watching the turn of the seasons.
As time is now fading to a black roar,
The light has now vanished, it's gone.

Being lost on multiple highways,
Just letting this work to my legs.
As the sun is now gone, let's go back home.
The light is moving on all alone.

I'm on the ground
And I look around,
But I hear no sounds,
No signs of future or enemies.
Looking for someone to keep,
Looking for someone to keep,
Looking for someone to keep,
Looking for someone to keep.

Sat here on the border,
Between the ground and the water.
As the sun is now gone, let's go back home.
Now the work is done, we all roam.

I'm on the ground,
And I look around,
But I hear no sounds,
No signs of future or enemies.
Looking for someone to keep,
Looking for someone to keep,
Looking for someone to keep,
Looking for someone to keep.
Track Name: Nature song
Caught in the last land to be seen.
Lost inside the sweetest land ever.
Here they are to see what all this could mean.
A few time trying to go further.

In the land of nature they lie.
Looking around, everything shine.
They feel like they got an answer
Of thousands of questions later.

Flowing on the ground,
One of them start to hug the earth.
He's yelling he has found
The source of any birth.

Watching the sun rays through the very green leaves
Like flashes of light in a rhythm.
Exactly what the nature wants to give
When you're sweet enough, with no cynicism.

There lies a truth,
Within the being of each sign,
That deals with our youth
And that connects our minds.

Watching the sun rays through the very green leaves
Like flashes of light in a rhythm.
Exactly what the nature wants to give
When you're sweet enough, with no cynicism.
Track Name: It rings in my head
You're like the sun into the winter
Sometimes you shine but it's only for half an hour.
Then I've been moved but it's already gone.
Now can I cope with this emptiness all alone?

In this story I see the truth unfolds,
I'm afraid our little secret has been told.

I must stay aside and not call you.
Feeling complete only one day on two.
And though it is raw and pure, you don't want me to...

And now it rings in my head all the things that you said.
In a distant morning, my name is called and let.
Track Name: Am I bound?
Feel like I'm built upside down,
Waiting for something that no one found.
And being lonely to seek further goals,
Crawl and miss the colors again.

Tell me the last words on your mind.
Help me let's wash all the stains.

Am I bound to be all alone?
Are the golden rules I got so wrong?
Can I at least touch people souls
By singing the same old song?

Tell me the last words on your mind.
Help me let's wash all the stains.

Crawl and miss the colors again.
Track Name: Questions of hope
Where should I go to find what I need?
I tried high and low, like a hunger to feed.
I don't even have to choose,
'Cause no occasions around me
Shine or arrive to make me loose
My bad thoughts.

Should I run to the people
To tie them against my skin?
Maybe one of them among all
Could react and come, yeah come within.

Questions of hope,
Wondering what is coming,
Holding the end of the rope.
Who's got the other part?
Who's pulling in response?
Who's feeling like I do?

Still it misses something here and now
Though I know it's up to me.
And this train is about to go,
Now I wish that I was more free.


Questions of hope,
Wondering what is coming,
Holding the end of the rope.
Who's got the other part?
Who's pulling in response?
Who's feeling like I do?
Track Name: Soft & Kind
Let a smile rise on your face like a sign of grace.
A proof of this softness you receive,
This sweet energy you'll have to give.

Let your soul gently be guided by this soft and kind beam
That you find in those good people.
Emotions, tears, laughs and heat are a fuel.

Holding tight your friend
When you've traveled for a long time.
When you almost reached the end
Of a million light years flight.

Now you know what's drawing you at each other
And what's dividing sometimes.

A sign unleashed against my reason,
Hold the line with no pretention.
That's the game that we play, oh...
And yes this bus stop is real,
Yes you hear my voice.
That's the game that we play, oh...

And now you are so sad inside
Wether I'm rather satisfied.
I've never seen you rising a smile
Wether at least I can almost try.

Talking to you is an endless fight,
As seeking a troll in the darkest night.
All that you know is that
We need a hero, we need a hero...