We are a French female trio in the tradition of the French best Swing Cabaret.
From Swing to Tango, from Django to French Cancan… We deliver original songs based on vocal harmonies, with Ukulele, Accordion, UBass and Funny Percussions.
Polka dot dresses, entertaining staging, humour which speaks to women and makes men laugh, are our fondamentals.
We sing and play in France (festival de Jazz de Versailles, Paris ukulele festival), Spain (Saragossa), Belgium (Ukulele sur Meuse), Ireland (Ukulele Hooley festival), England (Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, Winchester Ukulele Festival), Tchec Republic (Czech Ukulele Festival)…
Mélodie: Voice, Ubass
Bebop: Voice , accordion, guitar
Valérie: Voice, ukulele, chromatic concertina
Valérie writes the songs.
Valérie: I started writing songs in the Poupées Gonflées style about seven years. The ukulele is prominent in our repertoire, I write all the songs with my uke.
Our influences are all good song writters, French (Gainsbourg, Trenet, Mireille et Jean Nohain… but also Django Reinhardt’music…), American (specially jazz and swing (Cole Porter… all vocal trios in swing style) and all the musics we love! Tango, Bossa nova, African rythmes…
Don’t have no musical taboos whatsoever! If you can play honestly three chords, you can begin to write a good song! Personally, I write all the songs on the uke and check all vocal harmonies with the piano as I only have 2 vocal chords! Sometimes I write first the lyrics, sometimes first the music, there are no constants. Last advice: Never give up before finishing the song!