Mr. Day

Behind the name Mr Day, lies a band led by singer, guitarist, DJ & collector Eric Duperray, a man strong of 20 years' experience in artistic projects of all kinds. From the mid-90's Eric begins to make a name for himself with the group Kool Cats Club and tours a lot in the Acid Jazz scene, repeatedly making the first part of the label's leading bands like Corduroy or Mother Earth. A few years later, he collaborates with the flourishing label Rotax Disques and forms a duo with Pascal Rioux. Together they produce several singles and get recognition within the international electro scene thanks to their sound inspired by the early days of Chicago and Detroit's House music. Indeed, the title "Place Is Rockin'" ends up being selected by Dimitri From Paris on the first "Night at the Playboy Mansion" while "Salvation" features on a "Hotel Costes" compilation.

In 2003, Eric works alongside Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart (producer and bass player from the Rotax family), a real starting point for a collaboration that will take them on very different playgrounds. Together they release a multitude of records on various labels from Paris, Frankfurt, Cologne, Chicago or London. They rapidly forge themselves an international reputation, both individually (as a singer and a producer), and as a duo. Notable successes include, among others, the classic "Yonuwhathislifeez" in 2004 under the name Metropolitan Jazz Affair, the incredible 45s "Seven Nation Army / Move On Up" by The Dynamics in 2007, the recent hit by Mr President, "The Best Is Yet To Come" or the track "Food For Soul" now available on this new album, and which already received recognition before its release (international advertising soundtrack for Nespresso, compilation Psyche on Acid-Jazz (2008) and finally the soundtrack for Alexander Coffre's latest movie).

Meanwhile, Eric and Bruno formed the band Mr Day in 2007, together with two experienced jazz musicians: Raphael Chambouvet, organ player with furious impros, and Remy Kaprielian, drummer with a solid groove. Without waiting they release a series of 45's, EPs and start touring, which leads to their first album, Small Fry, released in 2010 on Favorite Recordings, a label founded by their friend Pascal Rioux in parallel of Rotax. The album receives unanimous critical acclaim from Radio Nova, FIP, Le Monde and L'Humanité to name just a few. For Vibrations magazine, "While Mr Day sanctifies the vintage sound of Stax and Motown, they solely claim their own compositions, by the way excellent.". Small Fry not only receives a warm welcome, it also lays a solid foundation for a real band and a unique sound. It borrows and suggests some classic soul music so dear to Eric but it also clearly reveals the wide range of the group's musical palette and moods, preamble for a second album even richer and more surprising.