Last Track is a duo playing mainly Irish & Scottish traditional music, while taking influences from various other styles, including jazz and funk. The duo was born in Lyon in April 2011, out of a meeting between Jean Damei and Jean-Christophe Morel. A very strong bond of friendship and musical partnership has developed between these two young musicians from different backgrounds. They are always looking for new sounds and ideas as they explore the possibilities of musical exchange and collaboration that a duo project can offer.
Jean Damei was born on 7th March 1989 in Grenoble, France and started to play the guitar at the age of 16. After meeting a number of Irish musicians touring and teaching music in the Alps he discovered a passion for this music. At the age of 18, he left Ardeche, his childhood home, to study guitar and flute on the Irish Music & Dance degree course at the University of Limerick. On his return to France, to Lyon in 2011, he decided to explore jazz and funk. He has found much inspiration from these two musical universes, allowing him to accompany Irish melodies in a rich and varied way, and to work with new angles and approaches to the tradition.
Jean-Christophe Morel was born in Bordeaux on 20th April 1990. He started to play the violin at the age of 4. He studied classical violin at the conservatoire of Bordeaux and then entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon (CNSMDL). Besides his classical training, at the age of 16 he discovered Irish traditional music, thanks to his friends, and he developed a passion for this music by meeting other trad musicians and going to sessions.