JANGOPATTI WHATEVER By Rodney Prosser Photo: Ksenia Usacheva

Author, composer and performer, Rodney Prosser is a messenger

With an immense generosity, his atypical career resembles him. After having practiced various trades, it is in the reunion of a guitar that resonates an obvious: the music.

The path from then on is all traced. The recordings and the concerts are connected. His autonomous practice begins with an obscure rock band influenced by the British punk rock trend of the 80s also in solo by covers in bars to  make drink and sing people. For more than 20 years old Rodney has worked   with the biggest, created numerous film music by entering a period of hard work on the stage, experimenting several scenic formulas on scenes that open an ever wider audience to him.

Today, his new album Whatever, which is particularly refined, is a reflection of his moods of the moment in a resolutely more pop / rock sound. Exit, a month ago on the platforms Itunes, Spotify … It is rightly ranked among the indispensable of the season.

Jangopatti about Rodney

years as a singer songwriter playing small concerts and recording songs with many different musicians in the UK and France, Rodney Prosser recorded first demo „There“s no Point“ in 1985 recorded in Birmingham UK was cold-wave synth pop. Then the next recording was 1987 with Fuzz Townshend (Pigbros,PWEI) in a studio in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. Then moving to London 1989 and joining forces with old friend Sean Mildren putting together punkrock band Timewasters (See Sean Void on YouTube) which he was singer for. Then recording in Jam Studios with Charles Bladon, using studio downtime to record un-released single „Get on my Rocket“ which was a slice of saucy pop).

Then moving to Paris in 1993 Prosser put together a band that never gigged „The Fake Picassos“ and rehearsed a lot and the songs were recorded as démos. A signing to French label Kung Fu Fighting in 2001 with manager Daniel Dauxerre (Daft Punk’s former band Darlin‘) Under the name Bosom Buddies and later Shendyl Movedo saw some songs „Identity Bracelet“ and „Discoteeth“ make their way onto cd and the radio. Then singing six songs for VEGOMATIC on their album „Rock n Roll and the correct use of soap“ 2003 and spawned minor hit „French Up“ (see YouTube).

Then many open mics and concerts followed and Prosser met guitarist Stefane Mellino from Les Negrésses Vertes who proposed to record his album. Changing name to Lord Prosser (album Traces of Yesterday 2009) on A Quick One Records with sleeve by Kaef. Then along came electronic project Scrub Flower in 2011 which was eclectic folk and loops. Prosser also wrote lyrics for Nevermind The Car (see i-tunes) 2014 and then met Ben Leach (The Farm/ Happy Mondays) and recorded a load of tracks with a South London gangster vibe. In 2016 there was  yet another name change to Jangopatti. Here the new chapter has begun with  music on the new album that has been recorded with many musicians such as Ben Leach/ Stefane Mellino/ Jérôme Makles (Vendetta, The Bishop Invaders), Thomas Madrid (Nale) Mark Swann (The Septembers), Nick Simms (Cornershop, The Septembers Alain Bastard (Nevermind The Car) and Adilson Monteiro (Elzef, Mellino), Franck Ledru (Big band) Thomas ‚Bigpants‘ Grandjean and punk band RDC’s Rodolphe Ratie, Mathias Ratie, Svend Povelsen, Et Fabrice Bottini (Madame de C, Chocolate Leg). Will Hatfield (Madame de C).



Text: ZeitBlatt / Khaleb Benzin
Photo: Ksenia Usacheva