Update: In 2008, Danny
Collet is performing with the Danny Collet Band.
Danny Collet and
Louisiana Tremor returned to the recording studio to put to out a
new CD, I Can’t Sleep If I Can’t Sleep with You, released in
early 2006 by Acadiana Records in Eunice.
Collet was a member of
the Basin Brothers when the group was nominated for a Grammy in
1991. He subsequently formed the Louisiana Swamp Cats, producing a
CD that offered a mixture of Cajun, swamp pop, and his own
Returning to the music
scene with his new band Louisiana Tremor in 2002, Collet recorded a
CD for Acadiana Records featuring his own compositions sung in
English, including the title track, "It Wasn't Supposed to Happen,"
which has received a lot of airplay on South Louisiana radio
In the 2006 CD, Collet
offers another excellent mixture of originals and his versions of
old favorites, like his Cajunized transformation of the 1968
bubble-gum hit “Gimme Good Lovin,” with revised lyrics referring to
towns across Acadiana. The title cut is a swamp pop classic
made into a hit by Baton Rouge’s Floyd Brown. Collet also covers
“Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)” by New Orleans legend Allen
Toussaint. He performs a Louisiana version of Bob Marley’s
“Stir It Up,” featuring an nice mixture of accordion, keyboard, and
In the opening song,
“Yeah U Right,” Collet uses a common expression in Southwest
Louisiana as a refrain. On “Can’t Count the Times,” he lets his
guitar loose in full-out blues mode.
Collet also handles
guitar and vocals on “Wag My Tail,” performed as a tribute to the
late Jimmy Domengeaux. Todd Ortego and Dr. Feelgood (aka Joe Burge)
of the “Swamp and Roll Show” supply a couple of comments on the
“Geraldine” is Collet’s
version of the Zydeco classic “Bernadette.” "A Little Bit of Peace"
is Collet's complaint in French about a life offering no peace.
The final two cuts are
also originals. “Lyin Cheatin’, Two-Timing Woman” might be loosely
described as zydeco funk, and the funky beat of “Do Watcha Do” is
both mellow and somehow energizing at the same time.
This is another CD in
which Danny Collet shows that he can cover all the bases in a
variety of genres and head out in some new directions as well.
Other musicians on the CD
include Kenneth Sanders on bass guitar; Pet Stebbins on rhythm
guitar; Matt “The Rooster” Janice on drums; and Adrian Boudreaux on
keyboard. Renee Jolene Bordelon joins the men to contribute to the
backup vocals on several cuts.
For bookings, contact
Marty Gaspard, 337-394-7295 or 337-412-7403 or Danny Collet,
337-303-5149 (information current in 2006).
Contact Acadiana Records
at 337-457-1786 or
All of the photos on this
page, except the one directly below, were taken during Mardi Gras
2006 in Eunice. The photo below was taken in 2004 at the Breaux
Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Click here for 2003 Mardi Gras photos.