Meet Etienne Curron. A one of a kind and a regular at our Generator Dublin. Here’s how it came to be.
Discovered on a chilly Sunday morning at the end of August, Etienne’s voice bellowed outside Dublin’s iconic gaiety theatre. It was clear from an early exchange of French and English that his choice of busking location was not left to chance. He pointed out that a rat pack tribute group were having a run of shows and he hoped to be heard by one of the producers.
The cast and crew must have had a late one the previous night and weren’t around to snap him up that fateful Sunday morning. And so, Etienne’s romance with Generator began. Two days later, accompanied by his best friend (a saxophone) his broad frame crossed the threshold of our lobby doors, filling the the bar with soul and the guests with delight. Even the most introverted backpacker surrendered themselves to Etienne’s charm. The minute he started to sing, peoples faces broke into smiles.
For the first couple of weeks our Generator guests weren’t sure if he was a busker, part of the furniture or a lost west end performer. Over time he has created a polished, hour long performance that he refers to as the ‘evolution of jazz’. It starts off in the style of early mo-town/Dean Martin and finishes with some Van Morrison, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder thrown in for good measure. Etienne Curron has been a revelation to us all and is clearly a man following his passion for life and music. One day soon the right producer may check-in to Generator Dublin and the rest will be just a funny story. His sound can only be described as simply soul. A classic.
Etienne performs In Generator Dublin every Monday from 7pm-8.30pm