There is nothing like a bit of Après
If you want to go somewhere with a bit of Après for everyone in terms of live music, DJ sets and general atmosphere then Meribel is the place for you! You don’t have to go far to find a fantastic band jamming in one of the many great bars that the resort has on offer.
Every afternoon around 4 o’clock as you are skiing home you will be able to hear a live set all ready in full swing – check out the Meribar or Jacks Bar for some of the best après in town. Then come the evening, when your shins are sufficiently aching from all that dancing in your boots, hobble into the town-centre where the party is really kicking off!
With so much to choose from here are my top three acts playing regularly in Meribel:
‘Hobo Chic’ (also known as Adam Speight) is a infamous artist within the French Alps touring around several resorts. With his distinctive dread locks and even more distinctive sound, Hobo Chic is always a crowd pleaser and not to be missed. Check him out every Monday night at the après bar Lodge Du Village at Meribel Village.
Have you ever experienced the incredible combination of beat boxing, raspy vocals and a live violinist? No? Then you haven’t lived! Coco and the Butterfields play an innovative set which never fails to pack out the house whenever they are playing. They have been quoted as inventing the new genre “fip fock” which is a mishmash of sounds that I’ll let you decipher. Check out Jacks Bar on a Wednesday for some après action.
Bring Your Sisters – well what can I say? Having played in the Alps for years, they are always exciting the crowd as the sound of Nelly “Hot In Here” starts to fill the bar air. Tops come off, crowd surfing starts and the night is sure to end with spilt pints, sitting on the floor emotionally singing along to “Sit Down (Next To Me)”. This four piece band having been doing some of the best covers around and they are probably the biggest crowd pleasers always ready to play that ONE MORE SONG! Holding residency at the Meribar every Wednesday this season, join your chalet hosts with their hands in the air, singing to their hearts content.
So forget what you thought you knew about Après…. For outstanding covers, crowd pleasers, and a cracking time, join us in the French Alps as Meribel is where you need to be!