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The Return of 8 ½ Souvenirs
Speakeasy phenomenon reunites after 20 years
"...you heard the word? Happy days are here again. Olivier Giraud, Glover Gill, and Kathy Kiser Benayoun have returned..."

Sept. 16, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

TCB
Crunking up the holidays with a legal spat, an old- world reunion, Dolly, and Derek Smalls himself
"...four albums and three different vocalists. Founder and guitarist Olivier Giraud says that, when a double live disc of..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Dancing About Architecture
Chrysta Bell quits the Souvenirs; the Meat Puppets' new record could come out in record time.
"...had to tend to a family tragedy, founding member Olivier Giraud says the band "might, might not" seek a..."

July 21, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

8 1/2 Souvenirs Twisted Desire (RCA/BMG)
Texas Platters
"...Austin's 8 1/2 Souvenirs. Founded five years ago by Olivier Giraud, the local swing band has undergone so many..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Music Review by David Lynch

The Last Laugh
Guy Forsyth signs off on God's Favorite Band
"..."Olivier Giraud came a little later, although I had seen..."

April 21, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Glover Gill’s Last Tango
Smithville swing savant explains why he’s throwing in the towel
"...Anchored by Gill and guitarist Olivier Giraud, plus bassist Todd Wulfmeyer, drummer Adam Berlin, and..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Angel Dance
Robert Plant & Patty Griffin put the Continental Club in the mood
"...Tropicana Joe, DJ Hucklebuck, Bobby Trimble, the Bellfuries, and Olivier Giraud on Saturday. Both in-stores start at 5pm. Cheapo..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Off the Record
Asylum Street Spankers' last laugh
"...Guy Forsyth, Stanley Smith, Pops Bayless, the Mysterious John, Olivier Giraud, Colonel Josh, Sick, and Jimmie Dean, among others..."

April 22, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Spiros closes and now Room 710, too? Meanwhile, the Bizarros' long, strange trip returns them to the Hole in the Wall.
"...David Garza's Crybear (Mondays), the Ephraim Owens Experience (Tuesdays), Olivier Giraud (Thursdays), and rounded out by the Mike Flanigin..."

June 12, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Dancing About Architecture
Jazzin' (But Not for Blue Jeans)
"...says he's been "fired very unceremoniously," explaining that guitarist Olivier Giraud pulled a surprise "coup" on him after more..."

May 21, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Texas Platters
"...of the most respected ivory ticklers in town, and Olivier Giraud's guitar work channels the very soul of master..."

July 31, 1998 Music Review

Photo Gallery
"...OLIVIER GIRAUD and CHRYSTA BELL of 81/2 SOUVENIRS add a..."

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

Texas Platters
"...there are some wonderful guitar and piano parts from Olivier Giraud and Glover Gill respectively, but said parts are..."

July 11, 1997 Music Review

Texas Records
"...occasionally do the complexities of Glover Gill's piano and Olivier Giraud's guitar harmonies get a little sideways in tight..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Music Review

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