Edith Piaf Alive
Recording: July 28, 2012 - Edith Piaf Alive, Floanne sold-out at Joe’s Pub
French actress and singer Floanne recounts the Piaf story. This authentic ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s. The performance is a culturally rich and moving presentation that will make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places.
Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous in a medley of vintage tunes from their native France… with a modern twist. She will embody the legend, interpreting the melodies from her point of view as a child, imagining Piaf’s characters coming to life. Down to earth, sensual and bohemian as her beloved Edith, Floanne will make you discover her poignant music and share her unconventional life.
Floanne has been reviving the tradition of French Music Hall, performing Chanson, as well as original compositions. She is returning at the Metropolitan Room for a monthly residency where she has performed sold-out shows. She has been working with a rotating band of Jazz musicians, under the guidance of theater director Alice Jankell, who is lending a cutting edge presentation to the cabaret form: the promise of an unconventional presentation.
Conceived and produced by Floanne
Written by Floanne in collaboration with director Alice Jankell
4 pieces band, various instrument combination available
Running Time: 1 hour
Floanne is an authentic French chanteuse. She sings original songs and vintage tunes with a modern twist. She wrote and perform her full length solo shows Edith Piaf Alive, Floin’ to America and Love is French. Sold out venues include the New York Botanical Garden, Joe’s Pub, the Triad Theater and the Metropolitan Room, where she holds a monthly residency. She also performed at the exclusive Harmonie Club and Symphony Space. Floanne studies opera voice as a coloratura soprano with April Evans, and honed her craft as a nightclub singer with Lina Koutrakos, Isengart, and her rotating band of Jazz musicians. Her new song Longest Running Show is a duet with Porter Smith. She has been on NPR, For Your Ears Only, as well as French national television: France 5, M6, TV5 Monde.
Edith Piaf Alive:
- Joe’s Pub - July 28, 2012 /sold out/
- The New York Botanical Garden - June 16, 2012 /sold out/
- The Metropolitan Room - Monthly Residency, November 2011 to June 2012
- Symphony Space, Wall-to-Wall Festival: Gertrude’s Paris - May 5, 2012
- Official Bastille Day Concert, French Consul – July 12, 2012
- The Triad Theater, Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2012 /sold out/