Related Information for Les Clochards Les Clochards were conceived in 2005 when accordionist Karen Cleave and singer/guitarist Ian Nixon decided that the chanson tradition is a deeper, wider seam than many had realised, linking Jacques Brel to Southern Soul via Gene Vincent. In due course the line-up expanded, a punishing gig schedule was pursued and two well-received singles, Démodé and Tango Borracho, were released and quickly sold out. Current personnel is Karen and Ian plus bassist Dean Ryan, percussionist Gary Neville,.. read more