The Peep Tempel tour France

I didn’t think I’d get an opportunity to blog at all while on this tour, but thanks to the wonders of free wifi at local cafes on almost every corner, I’m taking the small window of opportunity while The Peep Tempel go pick up their tour van and backline from the hire store in Berlin. First German show tonight at Knochenbox #squeeeeeeeee!

We’ve actually had a fairly big break since the first show in Lyon, France last week so the band and all involved are pretty keen to get playing/shooting again.

The Lyon show was stellar. An amazingly supportive crowd which included a fan who came to the show after hearing The Peep Tempel on Spotify, finding them on Facebook and getting very excited that they were coming to her town.

I’ve been to France a few times but never to Lyon and it’s gorgeous. But, this stay was so much more special because we had amazing, lovely, generous hosts in the Vanni family and Christelle (friends of The Peep Tempel) who let us sleep in their homes, made us homemade, ten-course, traditional french meals and nursed the crew through jet-lag induced illnesses.

On top of that, we were lucky to stumble across an impeccable second-hand vinyl store where all records were original pressings or very early copies. The owner Roland then invited us into his ‘vault’ – an underground storage cellar with over 40,000, uncatalogued early and original pressings of your favourite and classic albums. I picked myself up some original pressings of Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie. Happy Days.

Anyhow, here is my (many) favourite photos from the France leg of this unforgettable tour so far…..

The Peep Tempel in Paris by Kate Griffin

The Peep Tempel take to the streets of Paris

The Peep Tempel in Lyon guitar store by Kate Griffin

The band stop in to George’s store to rent the backline

The Peep Tempel's Stewart Raynor photo by Kate Griffin

Stew crashes out post long-haul flight

The Peep Tempel's Blake Scott in Lyon photographed by Kate Griffin

Blake tunes the guitar post-flight

The Peep Tempel's Blake Scott in Lyon photographed by Kate Griffin

The vinyl vault

The Peep Tempel in the Lyon vinyl vault by Kate Griffin

The vinyl vault

The Peep Tempel in the Lyon vinyl vault by Kate Griffin

The vinyl vault

The Peep Tempel in Lyon vinyl store by Kate Griffin

The Peep Tempel with Roland in his phenomenal vinyl store

Blake Scott teaches baby Vadim about guitars by Kate Griffin

Blake teaches baby Vadim about rock & roll

The Peep Tempel's Blake Scott playing in Lyon photographed by Kate Griffin

Blake gives baby Vadim his first guitar lesson

The Peep Tempel's Blake Scott in Lyon photographed by Kate Griffin

Blake crashes out post long-haul flight with baby Vadim

The Peep Tempel hype-man Charly Vanni

Can’t live without this man; Charly Vanni

The Peep Tempel play in Lyon, France by Kate Griffin

The Peep Tempel on stage in Lyon

The Peep Tempel's Stevie Striker in Lyon photo by Kate Griffin

Striker does his thing in Lyon

The Peep Tempel's Blake Scott playing in Lyon photographed by Kate Griffin

Blake owning the Lyon show crowd

The Peep Tempel's Blake Scott playing in Lyon photographed by Kate Griffin

The Peep Tempel on stage in Lyon

The Peep Tempel fans in Lyon by Kate Griffin

Stoked; The Lyon crowd

The Peep Tempel & the amazing Vanni family

The Peep Tempel with the very gorgeous Christelle & the super wonderful Vanni family

The Peep Tempel with a fan in Lyon, France

Spotify fan, Patricia with The Peep Tempel

The Peep Tempel Lyon tour by Kate Griffin

Lyon: The view from the top

One Response to “The Peep Tempel tour France”

  1. Benon says:

    Nice work Kate :)

    Was looking for a “tour wrap” to follow your progress on the Peep Temple tour but only found this post? You got a walk through of your posts from the road? Keen to see how you went on tour :)

    Benon

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