MADELEINE PEYROUX - celebrated award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist - is set to bring her inspired collection of songs, including those from her latest album ‘The Blue Room’, to Australian audiences in 2014.
The Brooklyn and Paris-bred artist, with a New Orleans pedigree, Madeleine’s soulfully piercing voice and eclectic musical mix makes for magnificent storytelling. Infusing her own vision and reinterpretation of the songs with modern sensibility, she brings elements of jazz, country and blues into each song, while evoking a depth of emotion and sound of such legends as Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Édith Piaf, and Bob Dylan.
"...her tender, weary singing voice, which unfurls like a slow-motion smoke cloud, like the ghost of Billie Holiday haunting an after-hours New York jazz club." The Telegraph (UK)
"The show was a balance of vulnerable humanity and meticulous skill." The Guardian (UK)
Madeleine’s recent extraordinary US and UK tours have inspired the extension of the applauded ‘Blue Room’ shows to Australia including performances at Brisbane’s Tivoli and Sydney’s City Recital Hall.
Joined on stage by her band, plus a four-piece string section under the direction of first violinist Hiroko Taguchi, the concerts will showcase what Madeleine is best known for: reinterpreting songs with an emotion and depth that can not help but touch the soul, as she performs a selection of well-known songs from her catalogue in addition to ‘The Blue Room’ material.
Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 9am Thursday December 12. My Live Nation members can access tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning at midday this Friday, December 6. Sign up at www.livenation.com.au
Setting a tone and mood that respects where the originals came from, but offering a modern reinterpretation of each song, ‘The Blue Room’ (Universal Music Australia) features Madeleine reinterpreting songs from Ray Charles' seminal album ‘Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music’. An ideal project for the multi-talented Madeleine Peyroux, as she comes from that same rare place as Ray Charles, the junction of jazz, country and blues.
Madeleine Peyroux will bring her sublime ‘The Blue Room’ performances to:
BRISBANE - THE TIVOLI (fully reserved seating) FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28
SYDNEY - CITY RECITAL HALL ANGEL PLACE SUNDAY MARCH 2
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY DECEMBER 12
My Live Nation pre-sale: midday Friday Dec 6 until 5pm Sunday Dec 8 Ticket Agent pre-sale: midday Monday Dec 9 until 5pm Wednesday Dec 11