Meet Emma Hamilton: The French classics extraordinaire!
Are you in the mood for some eclectic mix of French Chansons, jazz and rockin’ cajan tunes? Emma Hamilton and her 7-piece band will be showcasing their high energy musical talent at the Orpheum for the show ‘From Paris to New Orleans’. Step into Paris, right in the heart of Mosman, and tune out to a night full of French classics that will fill you with nostalgia.
We also got the Queen of French music in for an exclusive chat, have a read!
Emma, you speak French almost like a native. Where does your relationship with France come from?
Well my mother is French and my father is Australian, so I grew up surrounded by both cultures. We were lucky enough to go back to France regularly and visit our French family, but live in Australia – the best of both worlds!
You are a regular visitor of our Mosman Crêperie. What is your favourite Galette/Crêpe?
Beurre/citron/sucre (Butter / Sugar / Lemon)!! I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
You will be doing a concert at the Cremorne Orpheum on 14th July, Called ‘Paris to New Orleans’, could you tell us more about it?
My next show at the Orpheum is very exciting for me, as I will have the opportunity to perform again with my wonderful band led by my virtuoso pianist brother Thomas, drums, bass, guitar and a horn section. We did 2 French-inspired shows at the Orpheum last year, which were a big success, and this time we decided to blend our French material with some Cajun and New Orleans jazz. The accordion, which I play, is a big part of French music and Cajun music, and we wanted to explore these 2 repertoires within this show. I am very excited and so far the rehearsals sound fantastique!