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!
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
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 Blackwelland 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