Nonc Nu & Da Wild Matous
Nonc Nu & Da Wild Matous is an all original band from Thibodaux, LA made up of Philip Porche (Vocals/Guitars/Harmonica), Travis Orgeron (Guitar), Cody Guidry (Bass), Mike Collins (Accordion/Guitar), Leith Adams (Drums), Brance Lloyd (Washboard) and Brent Kliebert (Cowbell/Tambourine).
Nonc Nu’s music is a mix of many different musical genres, including zydeco, rock, and country. Their lyrics are infused with both English and Cajun French and tell stories of the band's childhood and way of life in South Louisiana. The band got together in the spring of 2011 after years of discussing the idea of starting a zydeco band. Initially, Nonc Nu began with Mike on guitar, Cody on bass, Leith on accordion, Brance on washboard, and a mix of different drummers. While they all tried their hand at singing in the beginning, they quickly realized that they needed someone on vocals who was experienced and polished. Philip, whom several members knew from the Houma/Thibodaux music scene, was contacted and immediately joined the band on vocals and drums.
Nonc Nu settled on its current lineup after a few instrument changes and the addition of Travis on guitar and Brent on cowbell. What began as an outlet for the band to get together to translate their sense of humor into original songs with amusing lyrics, morphed into an effort to compile a selection of songs that would appeal to young and old alike. Nonc Nu recently recorded their first EP, entitled "Pass a Good Time or Two", at Infinite Studios in Houma, LA with Nonc See-mon at the helm. They have played several shows in the Houma/Thibodaux area in recent months and hope to plan a CD release party in the beginning of 2012.
Despite forming just recently, the group has developed a noticeable chemistry that combines their years of musical experience with good friendships and the ability to not take themselves too seriously. With their upbeat sounds, comical lyrics, and fun energy, you are bound to pass a good time with Nonc Nu.
Nathan Plumbar and Steady Steppin'
Nathan Plumbar, a phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of other musicians and music lovers before he even thought about picking up an accordion. His creole roots started in a small town called Grand Coteau, a small town in southwest Louisiana.
His father’s love for the creole culture somehow spread to him. His father would take him to zydeco legendary places like Slims Y Kiki, and Richards club, and while he went in to have a good time Nathan would just sit on the hood of the car listening to zydeco legends like Boozoo Chavis, Zydeco Force and Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Chas, just to name a few.
As “being country” started to become uncool, Nathan followed suit with the rest of the crowd and took a liking to rap and started rapping with close friend in a rap group called The Durio Family. After dropping many mix tapes and an album locally; he decided to leave his rap career behind, and follow his father’s dreams and started playing accordion in 2005. With the help of zydeco artist Josh Arcenaux and Wayne Singleton he was able to kick start his career as a Zydeco Artist. His primary genres are traditional Zydeco and Cajun music with a twist of today’s syle of traditional noveau Cajun and Zydeco music.
Nathan’s played behind many great bands such as Wayne and Same Ol’2 Step, Leon Chavis and the Zydedco Flames, Josh and The Zydeco Souljas, just to name a few. In 2014 he finally decided to start his very own band; Tyke and Steady Steppin, with some of his closest friends. He’s currently working on his first CD and is looking forward to a very prosperous career in what is not only a genre of music but a way for life for many people down in Southwest Louisiana.