Feeling a little European as winter closes in? Those fine purveyors of the best new music from France, So Frenchy So Chic, will help complete the feeling when they bring the hip new voice of chanson, Berry, and your favourite troubadours of 80’s reinvention, Nouvelle Vague to Brisbane Powerhouse on Monday 14 June.
Berry is currently riding a wave of success in France which has seen her remarkable debut album, Mademoiselle, go gold. Featuring the widely popular and catchy single, “Demain“, it’s an album sung mostly in French and a poetic and sophisticated look at love.
Beyond her striking voice and elegant songs is the inspiring story of Berry herself. Ready to drop out of school at sixteen, she was encouraged by an insightful teacher to stay on and study theatre. A natural talent for acting soon emerged and Berry may well be one of only a few top-selling French recording artists to also receive rave reviews for her acting.
Touring Australia for the very first time, Berry will be bringing her bewitching stage presence to an intimate show backed only by two acoustic guitars.
Sharing the bill with Berry is the much larger and much louder supergroup, Nouvelle Vague, hot on the heels of their third album, 3, which features their unique takes on classics by Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, The Sex Pistols and many others.
By now, this charming crew of post-punk meets bossa-nova-samba-roots almost needs no introduction since every gig in Australia has involved mass sing-alongs and much stamping for more.
On this tour the vocal duties will be shared between crowd favourite, Phoebe Killdeer, and former Miss France and Nouvelle Vague regular, Mareva Galanter.
Get ready for three amazingly talented young women, two great acts and one night of unforgettable new music from France.
Tickets available through Box Office on 07 3358 8600 or online at brisbanepowerhouse.org
Brisbane Powerhouse is a not-for-profit organisation owned and supported by Brisbane City Council.
Date: Monday 14 June 2010
Time: 7.30pm (Doors open 6.30pm)
Venue: Turbine Platform (All of venue gig).
Bookings: 07 3358 8600 or brisbanepowerhouse.org
Photo Gallery: SO FRENCHY SO CHIC LIVE with Cocoon and Moriarty @ Prince Bandroom, Melbourne 25 November 2009