Furious Zoo

Country France

Style Hard Rock

Profile  FURIOUS ZOO is the side project of singer-drummer HANTSON RENAUD (7 albums with the band including SATAN JOKERS “SJ 2009” and “Fetish X” albums of the current reformation of the group with a new line-up, nine solo albums with many successes, clips, tour and TV show, producer of several rock bands, various investments voice [the Enfoirés Solidays, Shannon …] known for his roles in the rock opera Starmania, he also James Dean embodied the role title The Legend of Jimmy, before interpreting recently Gringoire in Notre-Dame de Paris, becoming the only former hard rock musician to succeed in a genre most popular).

Defined by Michel Berger as the best singer of her generation and considered by the readers of magazines to debut in Satan Jokers as the number one rock drummers French Renaud Hantson is mostly a breath of fresh air with FURIOUS ZOO which allows to forget that his passion for music, which meant artistic freedom mixtures musical and technical qualities, no longer means much in a show-business rule where only viewership, radio ads, and ephemeral stars.

He wanted to rediscover the pleasure of playing a melodic hard rock with titles in various environments when his voice expresses all in nuance between strength and finesse, in line with the heroes of his youth and friend since 1993: Glenn Hughes (ex Deep Purple). FURIOUS ZOO is the envy of the direct contact with the public by playing in small venues, clubs, bars and festivals, qu’Hantson had never done before, if not memorable in cattle. The joy of playing the Big Rock, which will own compositions (to discover on the album “Furioso II” was released in June 2005 and the CD “Furioso III” “studio tracks and mixing tracks recorded in concert or in comprehensive DVD group then power trio (with Benoit COUSIN guitar and CEDRIC LE COZ on bass) including live interviews and studio both published in June 2006) to 70 occasions ranging from Hendrix, ZZ Top, U2, Thin Lizzy through Deep Purple and many others.

In concert in 2009 with guitarist PHILIPPE KALFON, bassist and drummer JOE WENERJA STEINMANN on-vitamin combo set fire to each of its passages on stage, because it combines the experience of outstanding musicians and the spontaneity of new group that likes to roam the club as their primary purpose is pleasure. The album “IV Furioso” contains fourteen songs in English, including a cover of “Down On The Street” Stooges few cannonballs as “Get Out Of My Way”, “H Bomb Child” or “Rock Messiah,” the sophisticated “Zoo The Furious,” “Tonight,” “No More,” “Dangerous Game” or “Tough Enough” and a duet entitled “A Dead Man Will not Lie” with Zouille, former singer Curse. The years pass and a lifestyle often rock n ‘roll does not seem to have taken on Hantson which appears more youthful and energetic over time (which was about a pact with the devil! …). Armed with this excellent new cd, regular concerts and a public increasingly loyal and numerous FURIOUS ZOO proves he is a real band that has always said he would grow over the albums.

The coming months ahead brutally difficult for the skeptics who still think we have not the right to love many styles of music and Renaud HANTSON had denied the world of Hard Rock, especially with the fifth album from 2010 version to cover explicit and sexy “A.nal O.riented R.ock – Furioso V” (referring to HANTSON U.S. AOR radio format “Album Oriented Rock”), which now in its ranks in concert MIKE ZURITA guitars (SATAN JOKERS) and JULIEN LOISON bass. More mature and directed Big Rock influences like the current group (Journey, Mr. Big, Toto …), it contains 14 new songs including future standards live FURIOUS ZOO “Who Is Who”, “Tied Up” , “Insomnia”, “Go!”, “Big Boobies”, “Locomotive Breath” (Jethro Tull recovery) or emotional “Heal Me” and “I’ll Go Alone” … A new album “Wock’n Woll – Furioso VI “with what insiders already agree to consider as the best concert line-up FURIOUS ZOO due out in September 2012 …


– Furioso [1992]
– Furioso II [2005]
– Furioso III [2006]
– Furioso IV [2008]
– Furioso V – Anal Oriented Rock [2010]
– Wock N’ Woll – Furioso VI [2012]

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