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Foret Tradition was created ten years ago with only two members. Ryan Foret played keyboards and did all the singing and Brandon Foret played the drums. Their first album, "Dance With Me" was recorded in 1999 and that album was the starting point for the Foret Tradition. The second album, "Lost In Te 50's was released in 2001.The year 2003 brought some changes to the band. Brandon learned how to play the saxophone. The band's third album, "Hey Good Lookin'" was released and Christopher Daigle joined the band on drums. 2003 also brought a guitar player to the band, Wade Pavolini from Kiln, MS..2005 brought the fourth album, "Tee Nah Nah". Tee Nah Nah was a tremendous hit for the band, selling more copies in one year than any previous release to date. The band was in demand, playing the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Texas.In 2006, more changes were made in the band. Christoper Daigle left to raise his family and Brandon left the band. Three new members joined, Lupe Valdivez Jr. on drums and Jules Calderera on saxophone and Beau St.Pierre on trumpet. This group was together for several months until Jules left the band in October, his exit making Foret Tradition a four piece group again.
At the beginning of 2007, the band hired one of the best bass players in Louisiana, Jeremy Billiot. The biggest boost ever given to the band came in 2007 with one of South Louisiana's greatest musicians, Jason Parfait on saxophone and vocals. Jason was a great addition to the band, our missing link.. There were several more personell changes to the band in 2008, James Spells on trumpet came aboard. James has played with many artists, including GG Shinn, Don Rich, Kane Glaze, Blue Eyed Soul and many more...James adds the last piece to the Bayou Soul Horns. He is a great addition to the group, one that the band has been missing. The name of the group is now Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition. Our new CD, "She's Mine" is being released by our new label, CSP Records and we are hoping our fans make this CD our largest seller to date. The band is performing four nights a week and is real tight.
The band performs selections that include Swamp Pop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Motown, Country, Top 40, 80's rock and Zydeco, and we would love to see you at one of our performances! Come out and join Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition tonight!
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