We Recommend: Contemporary Music

Grand Veymont

Fri 1 Mar

St Moritz Club

A treat for fans of Stereolab and Broadcast, the duo of Béatrice Morel Journel and Josselin Varengo - who are also members of garage rockers Gloria - create beautifully open-ended, experimental pop music, driven by vintage organs and gorgeously airy vocals.

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Matthieu Boogaerts

Sun 3 Mar

Omnibus Theatre Clapham

The acclaimed, left field French songwriter comes to Clapham! Over the past 20 years, Boogaerts has charmed listeners in France and beyond with his repertoire of tender, minimalist ballads, drawing on reggae, afro-pop, electronica and folk.

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Yara Lapidus

Mon 4 Mar

Brasserie Zédel

The hypnotic French-Lebanese singer-songwriter released French-language album Indéfiniment last year, which saw her collaborate with veteran composer and producer Gabriel Yared. Her forthcoming international record, meanwhile, features a duet with Iggy Pop.

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Hyphen Hyphen

Tue 5 Mar

Heaven

The explosive French pop band burst into the national consciousness with their track Just Need Your Love in 2015. Having cemented their reputation as one of the best live acts in the country, they're back with confident second album HH.

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Blick Bassy

Mon 11 Mar

St Pancras Old Church

With his previous album, 2015's Akö, the multi-faceted Cameroonian artist reached out beyond the World music scene. Bassy's new release 1958, out on 8th March, is a tender tribute to the heroes who fought and died for the independence of Cameroon.

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The Blaze

Tue 12 Mar

Roundhouse

The biggest London date yet for emotive electronic duo The Blaze - cousins Guillaume and Jonathan Alric - who have been causing a stir with their moving, cinematic visuals and the powerful but danceable tracks that make up debut album Dancehall.

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French Fest 2019

Sun 17 - Sun 24 Mar

Crazy Coqs (Brasserie Zédel)

After sold out festivals in both 2017 and 2018, Live At Zedel’s celebration of Francophile music and cabaret returns for a week from March 17 only at Crazy Coqs, headlined by French Jazz and impersonation superstar, Liane Foly, for 4 nights.

Contemporary Music

Alba Arikha: Et Tout Ça (And All That)

Sun 17 Mar

Crazy Coqs (Brasserie Zédel)

The Parisian singer/songwriter and author is currently working on a new album, Et tout ça (And all that). This March, she will be joined by her full band to showcase material during French Fest 2019 only at Crazy Coqs.

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Liane Foly: The Jazz Foly Show

Tue 19 - Fri 22 Mar

Crazy Coqs (Brasserie Zédel)

The jazz diva comes to Crazy Coqs to headline French Fest 2019 with her latest project, The Jazz Foly Show. The self-proclaimed crooneuse will perform songs including Gershwin's The Man I Love, Legrand's Yentl and Aznavour's She.

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Piaf: The Legend

Wed 20 Mar

Crazy Coqs (Brasserie Zédel)

Don your finest Breton shirt and twist your tiny moustache in preparation for the classiest, funniest, tear-jerkiest evening in town. This is not another tribute, this is a celebration and reflection on Edith Piaf's extraordinary view on love and tragedy.

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Jacques Brel

Thu 21 Mar

Crazy Coqs (Brasserie Zédel)

After sold out shows in 2018, Olivier Laurent is back at Crazy Coqs with an evening with Jacques Brel - his outstanding tribute is a genuine stage reincarnation of the legend who gave us the unforgettable Ne Me Quitte Pas.

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Charlène Duval

Sat 23 Mar

Crazy Coqs (Brasserie Zédel)

Mixing French, English and Spanish songs and chatting about her amazing career, the glamorous Parisian is back in London as part of French Fest 2019 at Crazy Coqs, supported by Pierre Hardy on piano.

Contemporary Music

Gainsbourg Confidential

Sun 24 Mar

Crazy Coqs (Brasserie Zédel)

Jean de Talhouët returns to Crazy Coqs for French Fest 2019, together with a crew of handpicked musicians, to take you on a wild journey through the life of one of the 20th century's standout cultural icons, Serge Gainsbourg.

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Malik Djoudi

Wed 27 Mar

Pickle Factory

Djoudi is an enigmatic solo artist from France, producing synth-driven music that is at once intimate and evasive. His sound evokes artists such as Connan Mockasin, LCD Soundystem and James Blake but with a deliciously Gallic twist.

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Leyla McCalla

Thu 28 Mar

Kings Place

Haitian-American singer and multi-instrumentalist McCalla is a vital voice whose new album The Capitalist Blues looks at the pressure cooker her country has become while drawing on jazz and folk as well as traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music.

Contemporary Music