An open collective, Fránçois and The Atlas Mountains has become over the years, a four-piece band.
Besides Fránçois who gives the band its name and soul, Amaury Ranger embodies its vibrating body thanks to the sheer intensity of his percussive skills. A Charente activist in his own right, he’s also the leader of the exuberant and promising Uncle Jellyfish. A new recruit, Scottish Gerard Black made a name for himself playing with Bill Wells and Findo Gask before joining forces with the band and leading an underground dolce vita in Bordeaux. Another Bordeaux stalwart, Pierre aka Petit Fantôme is a local musical treasure, be it under his own name, or along with The Crane Angels or Monsieur Botibol.