Fete de la Bastille

Another stellar sold out night at the Wheatsheaf Hotel for 2021 Bastille Day celebrations. A delight to have Tom Pulford on tenor saxophone and clarinet joining us and special guest Gayle Buckby from the Baker Suite fame as our special guest on accordion for the song ‘La Complainte de la Butte’ by Georges Van Parys

Fete De La Bastille

2021 Adelaide Fringe – A NIGHT IN PARIS

 A new show by


St John’s Anglican Church, 379 Halifax Street

Sun 21 Feb @ 6pm

Domain Theatre, Marion Cultural Centre

Sat 27 Feb @ 7pm & 9pm

The Chamber, Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide

Sat 13 & 20 March @ 2.30pm

A NIGHT IN PARIS is an award-winning musical show that celebrates the artists of the great French songbook. After many highly successful Adelaide Fringe seasons, a Fringe Weekly Music Award in 2018 with accompanying CD, and sell-out concerts at Trinity Sessions last year, Louise Blackwell and The French Set return with a new version of A NIGHT IN PARIS for Adelaide Fringe 2021!

Louise, talented Adelaide singer is accompanied once again by her fabulous band comprising some of Adelaide’s finest musicians Mark Simeon Ferguson on piano, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aué on double bass and Josh Baldwin on drums. Together they perform beautiful arrangements of a finely selected, ever-evolving repertoire of songs by French artists such as Léo Ferré, Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, Barbara, Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Constantin, Juliette Gréco, Yves Montand and even Italian jazz-pop figure Paolo Conte, so beloved by the French and adopted into Parisian culture.

Louise Blackwell spent many years living and breathing the effervescence of Parisian life. She sang in many renowned clubs of the Paris jazz scene, working with top jazz musicians and recording three albums The Blue Lou Quartet (2001), Sea is Turning (2007) and Paris Hop (2014).

Louise recreates an authentic Parisian vibe as she tells stories of this great city where she lived and which was once inhabited by these legends of the French variety cabaret scene. Whether they performed in little cabaret clubs of the Left Bank or in the grand theatres of the Right Bank such as Casino de Paris or the Olympia, Paris’s equivalent to Carnegie Hall, Louise aspires to take us there and recreate magical moments from this Parisian cultural legacy!

Louise Blackwell is one of Adelaide’s treasures … a must-see for anyone who loves good music ***** Glam Adelaide

An evening of superlative musicianship smothered in French goodness **** The Clothesline 

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RENCONTRE MUSICALE Friday 11th December 2020

Lou Blackwell and The French Set meet the Mark Simeon Ferguson Trio A concert of French songs, original songs and songs without words.

Mark Simeon Ferguson brings his jazz-inspired take on songs from Brel, Piaf and Barbara alongside tunes from his new album Songs From an Imperfect World. Mark Simeon Ferguson piano, Lyndon Gray, double bass, Josh Baldwin: drums.

Lou Blackwell and the French Set add new French and original songs to their repertoire.

Lou Blackwell: vocals, Mark Simeon Ferguson; keya, Julian Ferraretto; violin, John Aul: double bass, Josh Baldwin: dirumah


318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park

Friday 11th December 2020 7.30pm,

Bar from 6.30pm

Tickets $30/$25 early bird price until the 22nd September @ Trybooking Info on 0401122256 or click here to get tickets online




From Paris with Love

2020 Adelaide Festival

2020 Adelaide Fringe

After their sell-out ★★★★★ 2019 Adelaide Fringe season and album launch of ‘A Night in Paris’ Adelaide chanteuse Louise Blackwell is back with her all-star Adelaide band The French Set featuring Mark Ferguson on piano, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aué on bass and Josh Baldwin on drums. Together they will present a brand new show ‘From Paris with Love’ and once again take the audience into the world of the ‘chanson française’ with beautiful arrangements of songs written or sung by a variety of French artists. They will also pay homage to Paris as a city that has always loved jazz and other musical styles and welcomed many singers from the other side of the Atlantic, performing a few jazz and Brazilian numbers to add to the magic!

2020 Adelaide Fringe shows now on sale


Saturday 22 Feb at 5:30pm
Thursday 27 Feb 6:30pm

Nexus Arts, City

Sunday 23 Feb at 4pm
Thur 12 Mar at 7pm

St. John’s Anglican Church

Sun 1 Mar at 6pm