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CaineCaine was created in 2004 by two French secondary school teachers; Pep Guillem (vocals, bass, additional keyboards) and Bastià (guitars, programming, arrangements). After jamming together (mainly The Police covers) at the end of term party of their school they decided to collaborate and exchange their compositions. Very enthusiastic about each other's work they recorded two cd albums ("Autumn" and "Of stone and sand"), in a very informal way...and handed them out to a couple of friends, relatives and fellow teachers.
The name of a the duet is a reference to Michael Caine, a British actor particularly appreciated by Pep. All the lyrics were written in English at the time. Some songs were played occasionally on the local radio. They also got a very good critic in the French edition of the magazine "Keyboards recording".
In 2007 Pep (the English teacher) and Bastià (the maths teacher) decided to take "the great plunge": they began re-writing some of their lyrics in French, re-mixed their tracks, founded their own label "Companys music" (a mixing of Catalan and English; it means "friends' music") and the result is their 17 track cd "Panoramique" .
They sing in English and French. Their style might be difficult to define... they like so many kinds of music... at times jazzy or bossa... some other times rock or delicate pop... but they always tend to focus on soft atmospheres, something quite gentle.

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Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon - France.