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Midnight in Paris

Show Details

Presented by Oh la la!

Performance date and time
Friday, 1st February 2019
7:30 PM

Performing live, this very charming and sophisticated acoustic quartet delight with their eclectic set of gorgeous Parisian nightlife music; authentic musette, playful chanson réaliste, 60s French pop and classic jazz. Music of another time: of Burt Bacharach, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel; Françoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg.

Unique entertainers, they blend their rich and evocative sound with Gallic coolness, natural panache and a colossal sense of fun. Magnificent. _________________________________________________________________

Stephanie Mair: vocals, accordion

Olly Wilby: tenor saxophone, clarinet

Colin Oxley: guitar

Julian Bury: double bass

Oh La La delight with their cool blend of classy musicianship, vivid and telling French vocals and authentic Parisian musette, chanson (seen by some as France's indigenous version of soul music), flamboyant 1960's pop, classic jazz and 'impressionist' music (such as the cancan) - transporting audiences to that 'certain little café in Paris, just by the Seine'.

There are exquisite treatments of songs made famous by Edith Piaf, the 'Little Sparrow', one of Paris's most famous daughters, Serge Gainsbourg, France's answer to David Bowie, Mick Jagger and John Lennon rolled into one smoke cloud of controversy, and Francoise Hardy, the light-spirited yé yé girl. Stephanie Mair turns every song into a miniature drama, delivered with elegance, sensuality and sharp wit, well supported by her excellent musicians.

A whistlestop tour of the music of the 'City of Lights', this is intimate, glamourous and sophisticated easy-listening.

Oh La La perform at music venues throughout the country, including the Royal Opera House, Wilton Music Hall, the National Theatre, St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room, and at music festivals such as the London City Festival, Richmond World Music Festival and Bloomsbury Festival.

France/UK. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

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Running time
90 min + interval

Audience Type

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£13.00 Standard / £11.00 Standard in advance / £8.00 Student in advance

Other Ticket Information
Including light refreshments.

Main Box Office Telephone Number

Available From
Bishampton Stores or 01386462306

Additional Information
Doors open 7pm. Plenty of free parking. Bar and Hot Drinks

Venue Accessibility (See Key for more information)

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Reservable/general parking on site Steps at entrance Ramped approach up to entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet Induction Loop

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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