- these performers are not only world-class, but a strong representation of modern French pop culture
Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 17, 2009
The Beehive, the uber-hip award-winning restaurant and live music venue, named one of the Top 100 Jazz clubs in the world by Downbeat Magazine, will be making musical history during their 2nd Annual Bastille Day Celebration on July 14, 2009 from 5:00PM - 2:00AM.
The Boston, MA-based "The Beehive", known for their world-class talent and musical innovation, will once again be pushing the envelope as they present a special reunion/tribute concert to the iconic and often controversial French singer-songwriter, musician, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg. While Gainsbourg passed away in 1991 his legacy has lived on as an icon, often referred to as one of the world's most influential musicians, and has become part of the fabric of French-pop culture.
Performed for the first time ever in North America by "Gainsbourg Etcetera" - a musical collaboration of Gainsbourg's wife Bambou Gainsbourg, son LuLu Gainsbourg and five of Gainsbourg's former musicians including: Gary "Mr. La Javanaise" Georgett, Mike Rathke, Tony "Thunder" Smith, John Kumnick and Stan Harrison, this event is truly musical history in the making as the group performs renditions of Gainsbourg's works and original arrangements by LuLu Gainsbourg.
"The impact that Gainsbourg had on not just French culture, or music culture, but on popular culture itself… is immeasurable. We're honored to have been able to work with the incomparable Tony Smith, Bambou Gainsbourg, LuLu Gainsbourg and everyone involved to make this event happen. The event is truly about "La France Today" - these performers are not only world-class, but a strong representation of modern French pop culture," said Bertil Jean-Chronberg, General Manager of The Beehive and event organizer.
The event will be not only an all-star collaboration, but also a joint performance bringing in the contemporary French pop sensation ElodieO to the stage to both open the show and perform live with Gainsbourg Etcetera! ElodieO's music has been described as an elegant mix of 60's Nico-esque pop and 90's golden era trip-hop and down-tempo. Intermittent French Electro-Pop and Gainsbourg re-mixes will be provided by Christopher Muther Dj'ing for the event.
So as Boston becomes Paris for one night only, The Beehive will also feature casual-French inspired fare and specials via the restaurant, flowing champagne bubbles (with the most extensive champagne list in New England featured at The Beehive) and one of the most authentic and exclusive Bastille Day celebrations in the U.S.
Full dinner reservation guarantees you an "in" - Advanced tickets are only $25.00(USD) or a mere $10.00(USD) at the door if this event isn't sold out by the time you are finished reading this! Call 617-423-0069 for more information or visit beehiveboston.com to get your tickets online.
This exclusive event is brought to you not only by The Beehive, but in-part by the in-kind sponsorship of: Kronenbourg, Absolut Vodka and The Lenox Hotel, Back Bay Boston.