Candice, French singer with Spanish origins, received her schooling in American schools in Paris, France, where she met Franco-American vocal coach Angie Cazaux-Berthias, with whom she has been training and working in vocal technique for the past 14 years.
In 2006, Candice is chosen to represent Paris/Ile de France/Centre at the French Eurovision song contest, during which she will finish in the last 5 candidates. She then leaves Paris to work as a lead singer on a French cruise ship and starts to become very interested in jazz music and acting.
After her return, she attends the CIM Jazz School and various drama courses to her training process as the Studio Muller and the FACT in Paris, and adds dance classes at the Studio Harmonic and Rick Odums in Paris.
She also creates her own jazz band called the « Parise' Jazz Quintet » and has become the lead singer of the Rive Droite Rive Gauche jazz band for the past 5 years, with which she won three times the Public's Prize for Best Jazz Band at the Megève Jazz Festival.
Manuel entered the conservatory at the age of 9 years to learn guitar, then, in the early 90s, discovers Country Music, which he will become one of the leading French experts in the matter.
Composition plays a central role in the work of Manuel, constantly looking for new tunes (he is the main composer of Roving Seats). Meanwhile, self-taught, he learned other instruments (keyboard, Dobro, Banjo, bass ...). From the encounter with Ange Amadei, in 2007, was born an immediate friendship, strong and based on a common passion: the Music; the desire to work together will not leave them anymore…
In 2011, his entry into the SACEM as a songwriter was the recognition for many years to compose, what enabled him to forge a musical identity, his own style… during the same year, he made his second beautiful artistic and human encounter: Jean-Michel. The Roving Seats were born!
Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitars
Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Banjo
Fascinated by the guitar, Jean-Michel entered the Guitar Academy Of Marseille, alongside François Tomasi, talented professional guitarist, where he learns classical guitar for nearly 20 years.
In the same time, and to please his mother Brazilian origin, he began learning Brazilian guitar with Jean Marc Dermesropian, completing his musical education.
In the mid-90s, he discovered the Finger Picking, playing technique that consists in scratching guitar strings in an atypical way. For 20 years, Jean-Michel plays on stages all around The Provence (South Of France).
The organization of concerts allowed him to meet great artists like Lari White, Pam Rose or Tommy Emmanuel. His melodic approach of the guitar and his high professionalism have enabled Jean-Michel quickly find his place within the band, bringing his touch, his style, to the Roving Seats songs.
Musician singer since his early youth, Sylvain began studying piano in 1989 and received his conservatory medal for the transverse flute. He starts playing bass and digital percussion in 2002.
Sylvain played for several years with Jean-Michel in the band they created, 'Confidentiel', singing Jean-Jacques Goldman's songs.
Last recruit in The Roving Seats (in 2016), he is the additional asset of the atypical band. His vocals and percussion allow sublimating Manuel Julvez’s musical creations. Vocals between Manuel and Sylvain are one of the real identity of The Roving Seats!!
Alchemy has quickly made between the two men and Candice to give three real vocals to The Lady's Country Angels.
Lead Vocal, Cajon, Percussions
Born in a family of musicians, Stephane grew up immersing himself in different music styles. Attracted by songwriting, he began composing songs very early.
Today, Stephane leads many musical projects in studio and performs regularly on stage in parallel. He also teaches bass and guitar, and the basics of harmony. Stephane has a rich and eclectic musical career, Funk, Rock, Fusion, Jazz, Latin, African, World Music… and Groove!
After being a member of various musical bands (Century, Vanessa Delmar, Abram DJ, JL.Milford, Rewlax …), Stephane, at the request of all Roving Seats members, decided to join the group (after his participation in the great Festival “Country RDV Craponne-Sur-Arzon” with members of the band). The adventure is just beginning…
Thierry, alias 'Rooster', is an outstanding multi-instrumentalist! He has a resume that would be the envy of many musicians!
He played music almost everywhere along the globe (Spain, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, USA, Japan, Australia, South Africa… and so many other ones!!) with a lot of different artists (F.Lalanne, P.Rowan, H.Auffray, J.Manson, Manau, J.P.Jones (Led Zep), B.Lagrène, J.Hallyday, C.McCoy, T.Willmon, M.Dadi…).
Thierry played in almost all the great places in Paris: Olympia, Bataclan, Grand Rex, Trianon, POB Bercy, Théatre de la Gaité, Théatre Chatêlet, Gaveau, Divan du Monde…
He joined The LCA’s and The Roving Seats in 2016. He is also a member of the trio Peyrot-Julvez-Lecocq…
Mandolin, Violin, Background Vocals
Banjo, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars
Jean-Marc is a "veteran" on the European bluegrass scene and he is also a multi-instrumentalist: he practices the guitar, the mandolin, but his instrument of predilection remains the banjo, an instrument he started practicing very young and on which he is now a real master!
Unlike many musicians practicing this instrument in Europe, Jean-Marc remained faithful to the "Grand Master" who inspired his vocation: Earl Scruggs, which he has mastered the style and sound as only few musicians on the continent.
For him, the banjo is an instrument wonderfully adapted to support singers in a bluegrass formation.
His mastery of the instrument did not go unnoticed in the United States since Jean-Marc has participated in several prestigious competitions, in particular the famous Contest of Kerville in Texas, which he won in 1981.
International criticism does not hesitate to consider it as one of the best banjoists out of the USA!!
In 2016, he joined The LCA's on the stage of the Festival Country Rendez-Vous and all the members of the band decided to make him a new member of The Lady's Country Angels and The Roving Seats! This open and generous attitude combined with his great talent make him a pillar of The Roving Seats.