Parisian Twist

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Parisian Twist
Reasons to book this ACT
  • London based acoustic quartet playing jazz and pop with a French twist

  • Perform instrumental and vocal songs ideal for listening and dancing to

  • Repertoire incl jazz/pop, Musette, Chansons Realistes, Chansons Francaise

  • Performed at music venues incl Ronnie Scott's and the Royal Opera House

  • Played before Sir Paul McCartney, Bobby Charlton and Steve Coogan

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Charming and sophisticated London based acoustic quartet, amplified according to your requirements. They perform instrumental and vocal songs ideal for listening and dancing to.

Their huge repertoire includes classic jazz, "Musette" (Parisian folk), "Chansons Realistes"(made famous by Edith Piaf), Chansons Francaise (French songs originally sung by Nougarro, Gainsbourg, Jeanne morreau, Henry Salvador, etc...), and selected pop tunes. The quartet are available with a range of line-ups including solo accordionist or as a duo or trio.  They can also walk around the tables as they play for that "Je ne sais quoi" feeling. 

Their line-up includes music graduates of Guildhall, Adelaide and Leeds universities.

- Fifi la Mer on Vocals (French and English) and Accordion
- Charles Louis D'Ince on Violin
- Xavier la Roche on Guitar
- Will de Biste on Double Bass

Collectively the musicians have played across the globe in Europe, North America, Japan, Australasia and the Far East.  Closer to home they have played at all major hotels and restaurants in the UK including The Dorchester, The Grosvenor and The Ivy.
They have performed at music venues including Ronnie Scott's, the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Wilton Music Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the National Theatre.  The group have also played on the Orient Express, at the West Sussex Game Fair, and on boats including the Q.E.II and the Belle Vallee on the River Seine, Paris.
Their television appearances include Top of the Pops 2, Holby City and Children in Need (Canada).  They have played alongside Gilbert O'Sullivan, Stacey Kent, Gerry Marsden and Tina May, and had the pleasure of playing before Sirs Paul McCartney and Bobby Charlton, Steve Coogan and soon, hopefully for you!

Top Tip:

Musician are also the perfect choice for a countryside wedding or an Italian party as part of their repertoire includes Italian music and American jazz standards. The band's accordion player can also be booked as a solo player or alongside a clarinet or guitar player.

If you're interested in booking these acoustic musicians for your event, then contact us today and make an enquiry. Our in-house team of Entertainment Experts will be more than happy to assist you in the booking process.

All the things you are
Almost like being in love 
As time goes by
Autumn leaves
Beyond the sea
Blue moon
But not for me
Comes love
De l'autre cote de la rue
Devil may care
Easy living
Easy to love
Elle frequentait la rue Pigalle
Fly me to the moon
Foggy day
Gee baby ain't I good to you
Girl from Ipanema
Golden brown
How insensitive
How my heart sings
I didn't know what time it was
I get a kick out of you
I got rhythm
I love Paris
I'll remember April
I'll take romance
I'm old fashioned
J'ai la memoire qui flanche
Je te veux
Just squeeze me
La complainte de la butte
La java bleue
La javanaise
La vie en rose
Le jazz et la java
Les amants d'un jour
Like someone in love
Love me or leave me
Love for sale
Lullaby of birdland
Making whoopee
Mon amant de la st Jean
My baby just cares for me
My funny valentine
My heart belongs to daddy
My one and only love
My romance
Old devil moon
On a clear day
On the sunny side of the street
Our love is here to stay
Over the rainbow
Paper moon
Perfect day
Que reste t'il de nos amours
Round midnight
Satin doll
Sophisticated lady
Sous le ciel de Paris
Stormy weather
Sweet Lorraine
Sympathique (Citroen Advert)
Take the A train
Tea for two
The Luckiest
There is no greater love
They can't take that away from me
What's new?
When I fall in love
Young and foolish

Solo Accordion and duo Repertoire List
All of Me
Autumn Leaves
Blue Moon
But Not for Me
Dark Eyes
Elle Frequentait La Rue Pigalle
I Love Paris
Je Te Veux
J’ai La Memoire Qui Flanche
La Complainte De La Butte
La Java Bleue
La Vie En Rose
Les Amants D’un Jour
Minor Swing
Molly Malone
Mon Amant De La St Jean
My Baby Just Cares for Me
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Sous Le Ciel De Paris
Sous Le Ciel De Paris
Swing 39
Sympathique (citroen Advert)
The Theme Music for the Moulin Rouge
Under the Bridges of Paris

Italian Repertoire
Ai Mari
Al di la
Arriverderci Roma
Carnival of Venice
Finiculi, Finicula
Godfather 1
Godfather 2
La Donna E Mobil
Luna mezzo mare
Mambo Italiano
Mezzo mare
O sole mio
Oh Sarracino
Quando Quando
Santa Lucia
That's amore
Tu vuo fa l 'Americano
Vieni sul mar

4 seasons
Giorgio Locatelli
Italian Embassy London
Lanesborough Hotel
Mr and Mrs ( hotel book)
Park lane Hotel
Royal Ascott
The Dorchester Hotel
The Grosvenor House Hotel
The Lancaster
The Orient Express
The Royal Opera House
Wilton Music Hall

"We were delighted to have you playing at the Bonhams Auction House Charity event, the style of music blended in perfectly.
On the night Help the Hospices made £70,000 so as you can imagine we were extremely pleased!  Please pass on our thanks too to the other members of the band."

Paul Dyer
Group Communications Director
Towergate Underwriting Group

"The party was lovely and everyone had a great time - all were so complementary about your music and they all loved the songs.  Many thanks for helping to make it a very special event - one I am going to remember for many many years I hope!
Good luck and please keep in touch if you can but I have a feeling you are going to be a very busy lady!"
"The music is something I will cherish about our wedding day so thank you for making it all the more special with such fab music!!  We'll definitely be in touch again if we need more live music!"
Sarah and James