Who Parked The Car Share Their Debut Album ‘Mad Weather Good Friends’

Who Parked The Car is an eight-piece band consisting of young musicians from Latin America and France (Argentina, Honduras).

They take pleasure in incorporating aspects of jazz and popular types of music into their compositions so that they may explore a wide range of rhythms, textures, and feelings. Everyone in this band is an extremely skilled musician, but when they play together, they sound much better than they do individually.

The IMEP Paris College of Music was the birthplace for the formation of the band Who Parked the Car. Jazz musicians by trade, the members of Who Parked the Car are groove enthusiasts first and foremost, a trait that is seldom incompatible with jazz musicianship.

They made their first steps during a series of heated jam sessions that took place in the creative squat Jardin Denfert in Paris, and ever since then, they have maintained playing frequently across various locations in Paris.

Who Parked The Car, a band that plays soul, jazz, and funk, has just released their first album, titled “Mad Weather Good Friends,” via Resolution Records. The eight-track album includes the hits “Candle Dance” “Other Side” “Rock Climbing” and “W&G” all of which were previously published.

You will get the opportunity to listen to a broad variety of genres throughout this album, many of which have been influential to the band. The hip-hop jazz elements provided by Robert Glasper through Thomas Salvatore’s keyboard, or Mark Lettieri’s jazz fusion guitar provided by César Aouillé, as well as Supertramp and Stevie Wonder freely wandering throughout the eight original compositions of the album, and the first notes to the jazz standard Stella by Starlight integrated into the verse of “W&G.”

Who Parked The Car Share Their Debut Album 'Mad Weather Good Friends'
Who Parked The Car Share Their Debut Album ‘Mad Weather Good Friends’

We had a lengthy discussion with the band, during which they disclosed further information on their band as well as their most recent record.

What is your real and official showbiz name?
Laura Wamba (vocals), Thomas Salvatore (keyboards, vocals), Sebastián Muñoz (saxophones), Félix Reneault (saxophones), César Aouillé (guitar), Ludo Prieur (bass), Malo Ropers (percussions), Alejandro Dixon (drums).

How long have you been making music and what attracted you to it?
César: Since I was 6 years old. My father’s rock band

Alejandro: I’ve been making music since I was 9. My mom is a singer and the music we listened to at home attracted me at first instance.

What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
Sebastián: WPTC is my first serious project. It began in January 2020.

César: My rock band in 2008

Alejandro: My first project was in the year 2006 and was a Rock Beatles-style group.

Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
Sebastián: My bandmates both inspire and motivate me because they’re all incredible musicians with special traits, so it is a pleasure to play by their side and learn from them and our differences.

César: Snarky Puppy. They keep being very creative over the years, making very interesting music but still accessible to everybody, and they seem to have so much fun every time they play together.

Alejandro: Definitely my band mates. They are incredibly talented and creative, they make the music sound so original and nice, and they bring always new and fresh ideas. Plus, they are amazing human beings. I feel the friendship in this group inspires a lot to keep on growing.

What are your friend’s and parents’ thoughts on your career in music?
César: They are enthusiastic seeing that I want to make a living with my passion in music.

Alejandro: Everybody agrees: I should play the drums!

What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
Sebastián: Having an 8-musician band is always a challenge. Different opinions and different ideas revolve around all the time. You have to remain open-minded and have a great level of acceptance.

César: Shitty amps!

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
César: I feel that now the music stars need to be very active on social médias, so they need to be very careful about the image they show, which I don’t see as a good thing, but it’s also a good thing that it’s very easy now to discover incredible musician from all over the world.

Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
César: Listen to your heart, don’t be afraid to break the codes.

What is your current project about?
Sebastián: Our project is currently developing itself. We’re little by little discovering our sound, but we keep the music as the priority.

César: As Michael League from Snarky Puppy said: “Music for the brain and for the booty”!.

What are your hobbies?
Alejandro: Martial arts

César: with the band, when we have a moment, we like to play table tennis and pétanque

What is one message you would give to your fans?
Sebastián: Love u mom!

César: Come to see us live, we guarantee you will always be surprised!

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