Meet the band


Introducing our new vocalist – Wilfried

Vocals: Wilfried Duerre

Wilfried joined the band in 2015. His experience covers pop, rock, soul, gospel, improvisation, jazz, music hall and more. When not performing or rehearsing with SouthWest, Wilfried works with an orchestra near Bordeaux, and at Radio Dordogne.

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Guitar & backing vocals: Eric Friboulet

From rock and pop, to R&B, soul, funk, blues and classical, there is nothing this man can’t play. One of the hardest-working guitarists in the region, Eric also has a full teaching schedule and heads the music school in Belvès.

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Keyboard & backing vocals: Alex Crowe

Alex has written music for theatre and TV and performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, supporting artists like Iggy Pop and The Ramones. He also teaches, and is available to play solo piano for wedding receptions, parties and events.

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Bass: Thierry Deguilhem

After achieving success writing, recording and touring with Bigaroc in 1990, Thierry has never stopped playing. Somehow, he has also found the time to become one of the country’s leading music equipment salesmen – which is a bonus!

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Drums: Gérard Morandi

Gérard and Thierry have been playing together for over 30 years – and their musical marriage is still going strong. A lifelong drumming teacher, Gérard is leaving the Conservatoire in 2016 to set up a performance-based rock school near Bergerac.