The pop trio, made in France...
From the outset of Single Ride – BOREA’s debut album - catchy tracks lay the band’s cards on the table: an enjoyable pop music with powerful riffs. BOREA’s optimistic tunes are delivered by Fred’s voice. Acoustic strings, electric guitars and keyboards answer each other or are intermingled, expressing tranquility, tension, urgency or relief. The rhythmical ebb-and-flow - with Kris on the bass guitar and Nick on the drums – bring those emotions to the fore. Their singular quality is emphasized by electronica tinges and Kris’s ethereal voice.
In 2005, Fred and Kris's first pieces were written with Swedish northern lights as a backdrop. The latter, also known as aurora borealis, were to give birth to the initial project and the current band’s name. The piano, guitar and bass parts were indeed compiled under the name 'Borea'. They were characterized by their tuneful style and a mood echoing with Tim Burton's movies. Fred was then a pianist in a musical - LuleSpexet 2005. This enabled him to give public performances during a Swedish tour including many towns: Stockholm, Lulea, Linköping, Skelleftea, Göteborg...
2006 was the year when the BOREA project took shape in Nancy, France, where Fred was then a student in Computer Science. The four-member band gave public performances in the East of France (Nancy, Metz, Belfort, Montbéliard where Fred comes from) and in Luxembourg. They also recorded their first demo under the name of “The Washing Machine”.
Last but not least, in 2007 Fred and Kris left Nancy, moved to Paris and Nico joined them on the drums. More stimulated than ever, the band quickly got a new pop identity when the band’s various influences converged. They soon performed in several spots in Paris.
With no label or producer, the band decided to put a lot into the project of a debut album. The tracks were recorded in studios, Fred and Kris’s living room and even in Nico’s kitchen! During the conception of the album, the band is involved in the music conception of a 3D cartoon for French TV.
The band quickly builts up a colorfull liveshow that matches the album’s tints, touring on many Parisian stages and over the French Hexagon (Marseille, Orléans, Reims...) Today, Borea as played more that 40 concerts.