François Virot



Hyperactive musician François Virot was born in Lyon a little sooner than two decades ago, and he seemed to have learnt everything you need to learn in that little time period. Additionally to playing music in solitary fashion, a wooden guitar displayed on his laps, he plays (hitting hard) the drum in ballistic noise pop trio Clara Clara with his brother Charles, comes up with crazy ideas for wonderful side-projects (among them Sea Ahoma, which uses two drums and one guitar) and spends most of his time on the road, where he only stops to force audiences into levitating at the back of basements and sell one of his 17389 handmade demos that he recorded for the occasion. A complete premature talent, François resembles those little wonders of the internet generation who have tried it all so early in their lives that at the age of 20 they’re already old sages. He learnt the guitar when he was seven to mimic Kurt Cobain, Prong or Brian Adams, discovered The Jesus Lizard, The Melvins, The Ex and Sonic Youth only two years later, and eventually formed his first band with his brother Charles at the age of twelve, the punk crust unit les Casseroles Brûlées (i.e. The Burnt Pans). And the following day, you can find him on the road in Canada, Germany, down your alley, recording cover versions of Jay-Z or Jobim, looking at his own reflection in a campfire and finishing off his first official album almost at the same time.

Virot : vocals, guitar
Alexander Van Pelt : guitar
Rémi Richarme : bass
Jonathan Grandcollot : drums




Booking : samuel.muraillesmusic[at]

Promo : clarisse.vallee[at]


  • Marginal Spots

    Born Bad Records2016
    CD / LP / digital
  • Yes Or No

    Clapping Music2008
    CD / LP / Digital

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 19/05/2018FranceSaint CadouAssociation Assomniak event
  • 18/05/2018FranceClermont-FerrandRaymond's bar event
  • 16/12/2017FrancePoitiersLe Confort ModerneFrustration, Forever Pavotinfos event
  • 09/12/2017FranceLyonGrrrnd ZeroSahel Sounds - Rhissa Koutata & Ahmoudou Madassane, Maraudeur, Sierra Manhattan event
  • 02/12/2017FranceGrenobleLa BAFSierra Manhattan infos
  • 01/12/2017FranceParisOlympic CaféSierra Manhattan event
  • 30/11/2017FranceVevey (CH)Le RKCSierra Manhattan
  • 27/11/2017FranceStrasbourgLe Troc CaféSierra Manhattan event
  • 26/11/2017FranceDijonLe Deep InsideSierre Manhattan
  • 25/11/2017FranceMarseilleLa Machine à coudreSierra Manhattan
  • 24/11/2017FranceToulouseLes Pavillons SauvagesSierra Manhattan event
  • 27/10/2017FranceChalon sur SaôneLe Port Nord event
  • 26/10/2017FranceParisLa Stationinfos event
  • 25/10/2017BelgiqueNamur (BE)Festival Beautés Sonique