Paris: Christine Bovill
Thursday 14th October, 7.30pm
St Leonard's School Hall
Award winning chanteuse, Christine Bovill has built her reputation on the massively successful sell-out show, “Piaf”.
In partnership with St Andrews Loches Alliance, Bovill performs her 5 star show, “PARIS”, winner of Spirit of the Fringe in 2017. Here she beckons you back to a Parisian scented twilight world ; a demi-monde of heroes, outcasts, cynics and bruised romantics. With drama, pathos and pizzazz, the show casts a sepia-tinged spotlight on the Golden Age of French Song.
Songs of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet, Barbara, Juliet Greco, Charles Aznavour are interspersed with wonderful anecdotes from the period. Celebrating some of the greatest hits of the 20th century in both English and
The Cabaret includes My Way, What Now My Love, Autumn Leaves, La Vie En Rose, Let It Be Me, No Regrets, She, Amsterdam...
Christine Bovill has built a formidable reputation as a song writing jazz chanteuse. After some years of English teaching by day and
singing in the jazz haunts of her native city, Christine quit the classroom to pursue a career in performing. Her natural progression
into song writing would reveal a major talent, one devoted to the power of the lyric. She won the Glasgow Festival of Song Writing
and soon released Derby Street, her first album and BBC Radio Scotland’s Album Of The Week.
Over the last eight years Christine has established herself as a much-sought live performer with a massively successful sold-out
show, Christine Bovill’s Piaf and more recently Christine Bovill’s Paris. Both shows were greatly received by the critics, gaining 5-star
ratings from National press and saw her pick up the Spirit of the Fringe Award 2017 in Edinburgh.
She has toured the show internationally, in the UK, Europe and as far as South Korea, where she was accompanied by a symphony
orchestra Christine has performed live on TV and radio many times : ITV, BBC Newsnight and on Radio 4’s Soul Music, and has written lyrics for two tracks on a film score for Sony.
Christine is currently dividing her time between touring and writing her third album.