Pierre Sibille


Pierre Sibille, the originator of BLUES'UP, is a musician & independent artist who can be found captivating listeners worldwide with his pure blues, soulful sound.

By the age of fourteen, Pierre began playing Blues and Soul music in the South-East of France. As a nineteen-year-old in Paris, Pierre found himself playing in some of the same clubs that his idols Memphis Slim and Nina Simone once graced (the Trois Mailletz, Jazz Club Lionel Hampton, Bilboquet, etc). The overall decline of live music in Paris greatly influenced Pierre's decision to try his luck in New York.

He first traveled to the big city to present his album Since I Ain’t Got You. A superb open mic performance at Ashford and Simpson's "Sugar Bar" allowed Pierre to become a returning featured artist of Nick Ashford’s “NUTTIN BUT THE BLUES”.  His residency in New York soon led to the features of prestigious musicians such as Valerie Simpson, Moses Patrou, and Valerie Ghent on Sibille’s following albums Catch Me I'm Falling and Peace Love & Bob Dylan.

The establishment of these musical relationships gave birth to the network of independent artists, BLUES'UP. Through various invitations between artists, BLUES'UP Festivals were born in both Nouméa  (BLUES'UP New Caledonia) and Senegal (BLUES'UP Dakar/St Louis). It was this opening with Africa that gave birth to the project Light in Senegal. Pierre Sibille is currently working on his next album in French. This anticipated project will be under the musical direction of Dani Mendez and will feature musicians of the BLUES'UP family.

PHOTO - Robert Hale

Pierre Sibille Catch Me I'm Falling

Pierre Sibille - Since I Ain't Got You


The musicianship and innovative spirit of Pierre Sibille led him to establish Studio BLUES’UP. It is in Hyères, the hometown of Sibille, that Studio BLUES'UP is used to record various projects and collaborations often programmed on JAZZ Radio. For example, TRIO COMBO BRAZIL is a co-production with Wallace Negao and David Walters that aims to explore the Brasilian-electro sound.

Pierre Sibille : FRENCH ALBUM - 6th September 2019