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French Jazz & Pop Band: Oh Merci!

Oh la la! Jazz and pop with a French twist!

Oh Merci! is a charming, sophisticated and unique quartet who will charm your audience performing instrumental and vocal songs ideal for listening and dancing to. They are also available as either a solo accordion or duo act.They are available to hire for all your functions including weddings, parties and more. They can also walk around the tables as they play creating that “Je ne sais quoi” feeling. Their huge repertoire includes classic jazz,”Musette”(Parisian folk music) and selected pop tunes.

Oh Merci! includes music graduates of Guildhall, Adelaide and Leeds universities. Fifi provides vocals in both French and English whilst playing the Accordion with Charles on Violin, Xavier on Guitar and Will on Double Bass.

Collectively the Oh Merci! 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 Scotts, the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Wilton Music Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the National Theatre. They 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.

Oh Merci! television appearances include Top of the Pops 2, Holby City and Children in Need (Canada) plus they have played alongside Gilbert OSullivan, Stacey Kent, Gerry Marsden and Tina May to name but a few. They have also had the pleasure of playing before Sirs Paul McCartney and Bobby Charlton and also Steve Coogan.

Standard Length of Performance:

3 x 45 minutes.

Also Available:

Costumes including smart evening wear, all black, or stripy ‘French’ outfits for all members of the quartet.

Testimonials:

”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.”
– Towergate Underwriting Group

Previous Clients Include:

National Theatre
Royal Albert Hall
London City festival
St Martin in the Fields
Bill Martin
Erdem
BT
Mercedes Benz
The Orient Express
Croydon Council
Newbury Council
Aylesbury Council
Horsham Council
Crewe Council
The Dorchester
The Grosvenor
The Ivy

Repertoire Includes:

Oh Merci! have a huge repertoire including classic jazz ‘Musette’ (Parisian folk music); ‘Chansons Realistes’ (made famous by Edith Piaf) and selected pop tunes, as listed below. There are also a number of tunes that are suitable for solo accordion – please see the bottom of the list.

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
Corcovado
De lautre cote de la rue
Devil may care
Dindi
Domino
Easy living
Easy to love
Fever
Fly me to the moon
Foggy day
Gee baby aint I good to you
Girl from Ipanema
How insensitive
How my heart sings
I didnt know what time it was
I get a kick out of you
I got rhythm
I love Paris
Ill remember April
Ill take romance
Im old fashioned
Jai la memoire qui flanche
Je te veux
Just squeeze me
La complainte de la butte
La java bleue
La javanaise
Les amants dun jour
Like someone in love
Love me or leave me
Love for sale
Loverman
Lullaby of birdland
Misty
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
Padam
Paper moon
Perfect day
Pigalle
Que reste til de nos amours
Round midnight
Satin doll
Syracuse
Sophisticated lady
Sous le ciel de Paris
Stormy weather
Summertime
Sweet Lorraine
Sympathique (Citroen Advert)
Take the A train
Tea for two
The Luckiest
There is no greater love
They cant take that away from me
Wave
Whats new?
When I fall in love
Young and foolish

Solo Accordion and Duo Repertoire

La vie en rose
La complainte de la Butte
Les amants d’un jour
La java bleue
Pigalle
Domino
But not for me
Elle frequentait la rue pigalle
J’ai la memoire qui flanche
All of me
Blue moon
I love Paris
O sole mio
L’accordeonist
Autumn leaves
Besame mucho
Sous le ciel de Paris
Mon amant de la st Jean
My baby just cares for me
Sympathique (Citroen advert)
On the sunny side of the street
Padam
Je te veux

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