Friday, November 21, 2008

SEAL + Tom Jones + Eli Paperboy Reed + Alice Russell + Molly Johnson @ La Musicale Canal+ Nov 20th 2008

Nice bill for this Canal+ TV show " La Musicale" ( to be broadcast on Dec 23rd ) with :
SEAL , Tom Jones & less known artists Eli "Paperboy" Reed , Alice Russel and Molly Johnson.
The setting is a Cabaret with MC Emma De Caunes ( french actress and daughter of Antoine De Caunes famous in England for hosting the tv show Eurotrash with Jean Paul Gaultier ), Tables down the front, like in a cabaret, for VIPs and stalls in the back for the rest of us .

Many mentions were made of Obama's election and black and white mixing together , SO NICE but here you don't mix VIPs and normal punters. Around 300 people but lots of empty seats. They're dying to find people for tomorrow's recording .

It started very late and there were 15 min breaks between each band to move cameras from one stage to another so it was a real bore.

But the show was fantastic , each artist was absolutely great Seal started and played a few more songs that were originally planned ( see setlist ) , the guy seems very cool and he has an amazing voice .
Tom Jones
after busking in front of the RFH in London for charity yesterday is as smart as a Prince today in this Cabaret, playing 2 new songs and his hit " It's not unusual ".

Eli " Paperboy" Reed did his thing , he knows every of James Brown's tricks. Already saw him last month @ Canal+ 's " L' Album de la semaine ".
Listen to his songs here :
setlist part 1
Blond English soul singer Alice Russel played 3 songs including a very beautiful and very different cover of Gnarls Barkley's " Crazy " ( i've listened to this song so many times on the radio that i fucking hate it now ! ) Check her myspace she's doing a complete different cover of the White Stripes' " Seven nation army" :
Her voice is soulful and powerful, she sould be black.
setlist part 2
Jazz singer Molly Johnson ended the show in style with 2 songs.
Check here you' ll like her :
Sorry No Pictures Totally forbidden

Tomorrow Same show with The Bellrays , the 40's swing vocal female group The Puppini Sisters, Rockabilly teenage trio Kitty Daysy & Lewis , funk singer Charles Walker & the Dynamites ( this guy opened for Etta James , James Brown , Wilson Pickett in the 60's ) and soul Maroccan singer Vigon ( He has a fantastic voice like Ottis redding had ).