[Photo] Monique

New Album - Paris Lite

“Chansons in English? Monique shares Brassens’s taste for earthy humour … and manages to squeeze references to Sinatra, Mata Hari and Germaine Greer into a single number … Astute arrangements and strong performances supply a touch of the Left Bank.” Clive Davis Sunday Times 

“I like that – Charles Trenet will never be the same again!” Eamon Friel on BBC Radio Northern Ireland

“What a super album by Monique … two sensationally good tracks, Grand Café and Espace non fumeur” David Callister on Manx Radio


In this album I wanted to reflect the fun side of French chanson, and to do it in English for an English audience. I have recorded here 10 of my own songs - while a couple of them are a bit serious, I hope the others will bring a smile when you listen to them. I have also included a couple of songs by Charles Trenet, a translation of a very sweet Gréco hit, and a Corsican number called Companero.

This will make an ideal present, so why not order more than one and have lots of presents to give away for friends and family! You will be able to purchase it at all good CD shops and at www.amazon.co.uk.