[Photo] Monique

Press Quotes

The Singer /Songwriter

“Chanteuse puissante et expressive Monique …” Le Monde

“Try to catch the French singer Monique” World and Jazz Critics Choice The Times

“Chanteuse has perfect poise” The Stage

“Relish the light touch Monique brings” London Metro

"He Made Paris Move For Me was hilarious” Peter Lathan, The British Theatre Guide

“The French certainly know how to write songs, and this chanteuse
definitely knows how to sing them. Encore” The Bournemouth Echo

“She inhabits the songs” The Stage

“Her versatile voice ranged from jazz to lullaby” Romsey Advertiser

“Dramatic and amusing … looks and sounds stunning” Chichester Observer

“Monique’s conviction is absolute, the distillation of the bitter-sweet authentic” The Stage

“She is also a songwriter: serious chanson in English and French and also
a catalogue of funny songs, written in English, typically for an audience of
Francophiles, on subjects as French as sex, food, and occasionally culture” What’s On in London

The Last Album and Show – On the boulevard des hommes

“superb … one of the most beautiful and natural modern mixes of chanson
I’ve ever come across” Folk on Tap
The Show

“Risque and very funny” Oxford Times

“Creating an atmosphere of real warmth with the able backing of her musicians”
The List Edinburgh

“Touch of French magic” The Bournemouth Echo

“Refreshingly unusual… terrific musical support” The Stage

“A charming evening of entertainment from start to finish” Romsey Advertiser

“Monique’s rich voice, fiery Mediterranean passion and melange of joie de vivre
and tristesse are a memorable and captivating experience” Three Weeks

“… exciting to listen to … beautifully crafted … an extremely rewarding evening
which I highly recommend” Musical Stages

The 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.” Clive Davis Sunday Times

“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

Broadcasts include

BBC Radio 2: with Sheridan Morley
BBC Radio 4: Woman’s Hour with Jenni Murray
Most BBC & commercial regional stations including
BBC Radio London with Vanessa Feltz and LBC with Sandi Toksvig
TV6–Oxford television