After almost a week with rain, the sun has today made a decisive appearance, and it almost feels like summer. It’s a perfect moment to sneak down to the open-air café where salut!machaut is entertaining us today. The six member strong band, with their sunny pop melodies and cool groove backed by a a horn section, make everyone smile and involuntarily move their limbs, and become the soundtrack of the day in a sunny and somewhat windy Skåne.
The odd band name came about when Erik and Daniel from the band was studying music history. They read about the gregorian chants and was captured by the composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut, both by how well his name sounded and by his works. To emphasize the french pronounciation they added the word salut! which, according to the band, can be seen as a high five with the medieval hit maker.