Pioneers of apartment concerts in Paris, Julie and Damien, the couple behind Les Concerts du 7ème Ciel, received fifty groups on the terrace of their apartment on the 7th floor of a building in the neighborhood of Château Rouge.
Overlooking the beautiful skyline of the capital, the adventure began in 2008 with the Irish band The Sleeping Years and ended in 2013 with the New Zealand duo French For Rabbits.
The concept was simple:
1° Invite musicians whose music and artistic process the couple enjoyed.
2° Invite people unknown to the couple and open the doors of their house after a competition to attend.
3° Give the address of 7ème Ciel to the winners at the last moment and ask them to bring drinks and snacks to share.
4° Partying, sometimes for hours on end, with the musicians and the audience they met that same evening.
From 2008 to 2013, 7ème Ciel received an audience of over 1,500 people. Every evening, the artists made money only from the sale of their records and visitors often enchanted by the concept, the place and the music went home with stars in their eyes.
Although the Les Concerts du 7ème Ciel adventure has now come to an end, Les Disques du 7ème Ciel continues to hold concerts in intimate and unusual places in Paris. These are presented below in the “Outside” section.
From time to time, Les Concerts du 7ème Ciel promote gigs in other Parisian venues.
Chapi Chapo & Les Petites Musiques De Pluie
The Daredevil Christopher Wright
French For Rabbits
7ème Ciel's press partner for most of the rooftop concerts, POPnews, filmed a few video sessions with the artists before the audience arrived for the evening's concerts.
Belle Arché Lou
The Missing Season
This Is The Kit
Frànçois & Luc
The Sleeping Years
Very rarely, 7ème Ciel loaned its rooftop for a night session without an audience to young directors and musicians they particularly like.