The Playford Hotel in Adelaide will entertain your ears and your tastebuds with its French jazz nights next Friday 15 November and again on Friday 6 December. Louise Blackwell and her trio will perform in the Playford Hotel’s Lounge Bar from 5pm to 7pm which coincides with their happy hour! Brilliant!
For those of you who don’t know her, Louise Blackwell is a wonderful chanteuse of French chanson with experience both in Australia and in France. Having come from a background initially in acting, Louise moved to France where she studied French literature and cinema studies in both Lyon and in Paris. When in Paris, Louise started singing Irish traditional songs in Irish pubs in Paris before going on to study jazz vocals with two renowned American jazz singers living in Paris. Louise has performed French jazz in Paris venues such as L’Ogresse Marionette Theatre, Sunside, Les Sept Lezards, Le Franc Pinot and Café Universel.
Louise sings a merveilleuse selection of 20th century French songs by artists such as Fréhel, Lucienne Boyer, Edith Piaf, Leo Ferré, Georges Brassens, Boris Vian, Juliette Greco, Yves Montand, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Aznavour and more.
You can get an idea of the happy hour pricing here (and also great news is that happy hour is on every day of the week, not just Fridays). The hotel also has jazz nights every Friday but the French jazz is only on these two dates.
So grab yourself a glass of sparkling wine or a cocktail and sit down and let yourself pretend you’re being whisked away to Paris with the wonderful Louise Blackwell.
Getting to see Louise outside of the Adelaide Fringe or Adelaide Cabaret Fringe festivals is a treat and to do so for free is even more so! Come along and see why Louise Blackwell and The French Set won an Adelaide Fringe weekly music award. You can also read a review of Louise Blackwell’s Adelaide Fringe show “A night in Paris” here.
What: Drinks at Happy Hour prices and free live French music courtesy of Louise Blackwell
When: 5-7pm on Friday 15 November and again on Friday 6 December
Where: The Lounge Bar, Playford Hotel, 120 North Terrace
Reservations are not obligatory but if you’d like to reserve a table for you and your friends, call The Playford on 08 8213 8888.
What’s your favourite French song?