Louise Blackwell and the French Set were the Advertiser’s pick of the Fringe for music in 2021 and they are back for the Marion Cultural Centre’s 2022 Fringe season with their award-winning hit show A NIGHT IN PARIS. Louise lived in Paris for many years, singing in the jazz scene and experiencing the joys of Parisian cultural life, and she shares this with stories of her life there and those of the artists whose songs she sings. With a four-piece all-star band featuring Mark Ferguson on piano, Tom Pulford on saxophone and clarinet, John Aué on double bass and Joshua Baldwin on drums, they perform songs by the great artists of French popular music including Edith Piaf, Léo Ferré, Georges Brassens, Barbara, Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg. A NIGHT IN PARIS is sure to delight!
Saturday, 25 September 2021 | 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM Arts Centre Port Noarlunga 22 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga, SA 5167
With FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, let Louise Blackwell and her stellar band take you on a magical musical ride to Paris as they perform a wonderful selection of songs from the great French songbook.
Winner of an Adelaide Fringe Music Award in 2018 for their hit show A NIGHT IN PARIS, Louise, a talented Adelaide singer who lived and sang in the Paris jazz scene, recreates an authentic Parisian vibe as she performs songs and tells stories of that great city once inhabited by many great legends of the French variety cabaret scene.
Accompanied by The French Set, a four-piece ensemble of some of Adelaide’s finest musicians: Mark Simeon Ferguson on piano, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aué on double bass and Joshua Baldwin on drums; together they will perform beautiful arrangements of songs by French musical artists such as Edith Piaf, Léo Ferré, Georges Brassens, Barbara, Boris Vian, Juliette Gréco, Yves Montand, Jean Constantin, Serge Gainsbourg and more.
Come join them as they journey into the world of the ‘chanson française’ with old favourites and new songs in their fabulous Parisian cabaret spectacular!
Lou Blackwell and The French Set performed an online gig for Bastille Celebrations on July 14th, 2020 at Domain Theatre, Marion Cultural Centre in South Australia. With Lou Blackwell on vocals, Mark Simeon Ferguson on keys, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aué on double bass and Josh Baldwin on drums. A lovely showcase of some great numbers from the French chanson tradition including Paname by Léo Ferré, A bicyclette by Yves Montand, Ma plus belle histoire d’amour by Barbara and Mon manège à moi lyrics by Jean Constantin and music by Norbert Glanzberg.