Above all, CrossFire is a sound.
The sound of two voices, air and earth combined, Allison Mareek’s eerie highs and Etienne Prieuret’s raw and rugged depths. The sound of two guitars, the lace of a Martin and the roughness of a Gibson. The sound of two elements the blend into each other with an ease so great it makes them one, a warm and wrapping sound that transports the listener to the folk, rock and blues horizons of Americana.
Allison Mareek, English songwriter for numerous artists, was sought by French TV channel TF1 to sing the ending song to their movie “L’Emprise”, and Etienne Prieuret, professional guitarist since the age of 16 and freshly returned from a European tour with American bluesman Keith B. Brown, has joined her on stage for a first concert.
The music could have stopped at this concert, but the alchemy was impossible to ignore. And so, CrossFire was born in 2015. Each one finds his own place naturally, Allison writes the lyrics and Etienne the music, and like all things meant to be, the original songs start to appear.
Four of them make the eponym EP released in 2016, mixed and mastered by Michael Harrison (Snarky Puppy) and Arnaud Bascuñana (Wampas, Deportivo). In parallel, the concerts have multiplied, in France and abroad (Toronto, New York, Tangier…), and the songs of their first album start to appear. This album, financed by an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, was recorded in September 2017 with a dream team of musicians taking the duo’s musical universe one step further. It will very soon be in your hands and in your ears, the adventure goes on…