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Le Travaillant

Cajun Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$600 - $3200 per event
Le Travaillant Brings the Bayou Over By You!

Le Travaillant plays Cajun music, the dance music of French-speaking Louisiana - perfect for Mardi Gras, crawfish boils, or any other occasion that needs authentic Louisiana atmosphere.

The phrase "Le Travaillant" is Cajun French for "the working man," and its members have a great time living up to that name, playing long sets of upbeat two-steps and waltzes that keep feet energetically moving on the dance floor.

The hard-working men behind the sound are Sean Colledge (accordions, vocals), Ethan Sellers (guitar, vocals), Randy Mollner (fiddles), Jake Samson (bass), and Tim Bennett (drums).

Three of the members - Randy, Ethan, and Jake - had performed Cajun music together in another band as part of a wider mix of southern styles. Ethan had made a point of learning Cajun music, since his father was a New Orleans native who had often played Balfa Brothers, Beausoleil, and Cajun comedian Justin Wilson on the home stereo and on long car trips.

Once Sean brought his authentic Cajun accordion playing into the mix, the other members were inspired to begin playing together under the new name Le Travaillant.

Sean comes from a large French Creole family from New Orleans and was inspired to pick up the accordion by Nathan Abshire, Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin, and the Balfa Brothers.

Within months of Sean's arrival, Le Travaillant had worked up several hours of classic Cajun music and played a stream of Mardi Gras 2012 gigs at Chicago area venues like Ron's Cajun Connection and Heaven on Seven.

Since then, the group has played a variety of private gigs for discerning audiences who know and love great Cajun music.
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Rehearsal Dinner

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We had Le Travaillant play at our rehearsal dinner all the way out in Utica Illinois. The music was SO FUN, they were very talented, we danced, laughed and clapped along! I highly recommend them for anything to a huge Mardi Gras party to a backyard get together.

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Mardi Gras Party

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For our Winter Reading program final party we decided to have a Mardi Gras theme. Le Travaillant came and provided some wonderful music for the program. Very entertaining and very engaging with the audience. Thanks.

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2017
Feb
23
Corporate Function
Racine, WI
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
May
27
Rehearsal Dinner
Utica, IL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Feb
22
Mardi Gras Party
Stickney, IL
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
30% off PUBLIC gigs Sunday-Thursdays after 8pm (within 20 miles of downtown Chicago)
 
  • Public performances only.
  • Sunday-Thursday nights only. Discount applies only to 8pm or later starts.
  • Offer void for performances during Mardi Gras week or March 8-22.
  • Offer applies only to gigs within 20 miles of downtown Chicago.
20% off 2 or more bookings at the same venue
 
  • 20% off 2 or more public gig bookings.
  • Public gigs only - offer void for private/corporate/wedding.
  • Both dates must be at the same venue.
  • Both dates must be set at time of booking to get discount.
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Please note Le Travaillant will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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