Christine Bovill performs PIAF.
No glamour. No gimmicks. No pretence. Nothing but a voice, singing of life's triumphs and tragedies.
PIAF is a powerful musical homage to one of France's most endearing icons, celebrating some of her best known songs, threaded with Piaf's story, and Christine's own remarkable journey in the world of chanson. An award-winning songwriter in her own right, Bovill has toured throughout Europe with her self-penned homage to the Little Sparrow, appearing on live television and, most recently, on BBC Radio 4's series Soul Music.
During her sold out run at the Famous Spiegeltent at this year's Edinburgh Festival, Bovill realised a lifelong dream when she shared the stage with Charles Dumont, great friend of Piaf and, most famously, composer of Non, Je ne Regrette Rien. They performed several songs together to close the show.
PIAF was awarded the Fringe laurels for Total Sell Out Show 2011
and 2012. It received 5 STAR reviews from some of the most
respected publications (including The Scotsman):
"Something that will stay with you for the rest of your life" Sunday Times
"Bovill's voice is remarkable, note-perfect and deftly achieving the husky, trembling vibrato needed to carry these songs." Belfast Telegraph
"If you love music, and you want to experience something extraordinary, then run, fly, race to book your ticket immediately." Edinburgh Festival Magazine
"Bovill's incarnation of Piaf is too astonishingly perfect, her voice tails off delicately like a spider's thread to devastating effect." Fest Mag