Ange are a French symphonic-rock band that released ten studio albums between 1972 and 1983 on Philips, followed by a round of titles on Trema and Marianne.

Members: Christian Décamps (vocals, piano, keyboards, organ, percussion), Francis Décamps (keyboards, vocals, Mellotron, synthesizer, piano, 1969-95), Jean-Michel Brezovar (guitar, vocals, 1969-77, 1988-95), Gérard Jelsch (percussion, drums, 1969-74, 1995), Patrick Kachanian (bass, 1969-70), Jean-Claude Rio (vocals, 1969-70), Daniel Haas (guitar, bass, 1970-77, 1988-?), Guénolé Biger (drums, 1975), Jean-Pierre Guichard (drums, percussion, 1975-81), Claude Demet (guitar, bass, 1978-80), Mick Piellard (bass, 1978), Gérald Renard (bass, 1978-80), Robert Defer (guitar, 1980-81, 1988), Didier Viseux (bass, 1980-81), Serge Cuenot (guitar, 1981-88), Laurent Sigrist (bass, 1981-88), Jean-Claude Potin (drums, 1981-85), Francis Meyer (drums, 1986-88)

Early Singles

Ange formed in 1970 in Belfort, Franche-Comté, when brothers Christian and Francis Décamps, both singing keyboardists, teamed with bassist–flautist Patrick Kachanian, drummer Gérard Jelsch, and guitarists Jean-Michel Brézovar and Jean-Claude Rio. They debuted with the single “Israel” (b/w “Cauchemar”), issued in 1970 on CAEPE Records.

In 1971, Rio quit and Kachanian cleared out for bassist Daniel Haas, who completed the first long-term lineup. Their second single, “Tout Feu Tout Flamme” (b/w “Docteur Man”), appeared that year on Philips.


Ange released their debut album, Caricatures, in June 1972 on Philips.

“Le Soleil Est Trop Vert”

In December 1972, Ange released the standalone single “Le Soleil est Trop Vert,” backed with “Le Vieux de la Montagne.”

Le Cimetière des Arlequins

Ange released their second album, Le Cimetière des Arlequins, in 1973 on Philips.

Au-delà du délire

Ange released their third album, Au-delà du Délire, in 1974 on Philips.

Emile Jacotey

Ange released their fourth album, Emile Jacotey, in 1975 on Philips.

Par les fils de Mandrin

Ange released their fifth album, Par les fils de Mandrin, in 1976 on Philips.

Tome VI

In 1977, Ange released the live double-album Tome VI.


Ange released their sixth studio album, Guet-apens, in 1978 on Philips.

Vu d’un Chien

Ange released their seventh album, Vu d’un Chien, in 1980 on Philips.


Ange released their eighth album, Moteur!, in 1981 on Philips.

À Propos de…

Ange released their ninth album, À Propos de…, in 1982 on Philips.

La Gare de Troyes

Ange released their tenth album, La Gare de Troyes, in 1983 on Philips.


Ange released their eleventh album, Fou!, in 1984 on Trema.


Ange released their twelfth album, Egna, in 1986 on Trema.

Tout feu tout Flamme

Ange released their thirteenth album, Tout feu tout Flamme, in 1987 on Disques Marianne.

Sève qui Peut

Ange released their fourteenth album, Sève qui Peut, in 1989 on Celluloid.


  • Caricatures (1972)
  • Le cimetière des arlequins (1973)
  • Au-delà du délire (1974)
  • Emile Jacotey (1975)
  • Par les fils de Mandrin (1976)
  • Tome VI (live, 1977)
  • Guet-apens (1978)
  • Vu d’un chien (1980)
  • Moteur! (1981)
  • À propos de… (1982)
  • La gare de Troyes (1983)
  • Fou! (1985)
  • Egna (1986)
  • Tout feu tout flamme (1987)
  • Sève qui peut (1989)


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