Jacques grew up in France. He studied classical piano and guitar at a young age, transitioning to bass guitar 25 years ago. He contributed to a variety of original and cover rock bands in Europe, both on stage and in the studio, before moving to the U.S. in the late '90's. Jacques is eager to play and enjoy rock music on this side of the Atlantic and joined RipChord in October 2013.
Beatles, Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Undertones, Inmates. He particularly likes the energy and groove of the English pub bands.
Jacques likes the groove and feel of older Fender basses, especially P Basses but also plays a Stingray for its punchy, modern sound. Jacques uses DR stainless steel strings, Gallien-Krueger amplification, MarkBass speakers and Shure in-ear monitors.