Gypsy jazz, Parisian classics like "La Vie en Rose", fast waltz musettes, bossa nova, swing, lively dancing! Create an experience! Background music or engaging entertainment. Option for relaxed roving amongst guests. Cheerful about requests. We tailor events for you-- music variety, budget, & band size.
Rayor charmed . . .a pitch-perfect chanteuse, dancing through the audience . . . connecting with young and old alike . . . musicianship was nothing short of superb!
- L. Vogel, My Edmonds News, 2018
LIVE @ Maximilien restaurant, 81a Pike Place Market -- 1st Th., NYE, & 3rd Th. of Nov. Bastille Day, July 14th, Chef in the Hat's Luc!
Price Range: $200-$3500
Gig Length: 50 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
1) Easy to work with, we want to create the event of your imagination. Good communication before and during event makes the date!
2) Not a pushy performer, our vocalist picks and chooses when appropriate moments are to interact to have everyone engaged in a good time! Her joie vivre manifests in dancing with guests, warm serenading, and fantastic dancing!
3) We dress well to create an atmosphere of style, elegance, and fun. Choose if you want a light, sexy look or more elegant gown. Men wear ties.
5) The quartet is vocals, violin, piano, and accordion. Pianist and violinist add back-up harmonies to various songs! Violinist dances too. We do quartet to duos. (Guitar can be added.)
6) We bring a recorded playlist for breaks, pre-show, or intermission.
7) If you have a projector and screen, we can provide projections that add to the music.
Top musicians, we're on the prestigious 4Culture Touring Arts Roster, and for national concerts, are represented by Pat Alberti Performing Artists. Our violinist is a National Scottish Fiddling Champion and our accordionist was nominated for a National Best Polka CD. Vocalist and pianist wrote an original musical also accepted onto the Touring Arts Roster. So enjoy really good entertainment!
Some of our clients/venues: Seattle Art Museum, Chihuly Glass Museum, Microsoft, Olympic Fairmont, American Heart Association, Emeritus/Brookdale communities, Woodland Park Rose Garden, ChocoFest, Sheraton, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Bloedel Reserve, Woodinville Wine Highway.
Rouge recordings are on NPR, The Food Channel, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean video games, film, theater soundtracks, and radio stations internationally.
Rouge has engaged people at fundraisers, weddings, openings, corporate & private parties, retirement communities, concert and festival venues.
Additional Booking Notes
We have an excellent, unobtrusive sound system if needed. However, if you have sound system and good engineer, we love it!
Make sure you know where your power source is and that it is working!
We set up an hour before guests arrive normally and do a thorough sound check. That insures a good outcome. (Moving sound system to another space during event without a sound check can be tricky. Another system can be set in place but adds expense or plan on one location. For ceremonies, often we need very little amplification, so this can work fine.)
We bring IPod music for breaks, pre-show, or an intermission..
Light us if possible. Do not put us in a dark corner if it is a corporate event--we are interesting and you will get more bang for your buck.
We need about 4' around for each musician. We can be in a line or vocalist can be in front of trio. Don't have the room? We can have smaller ensemble or we just somehow cram in! Keyboard and accordion take the most space and violin and vocalist can float a bit. Depending on situation, we have one small monitor in front of us so we can hear eachother well and give you the best sound.
We have the option of bringing a solid white curtain or diaphonous circusy curtain as a back-drop. It hangs on 7' high, 12' long frame.
If you have a projector and screen, we can bring projections.
Past Booked Events
|December 31, 2018 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||New Yeaars Eve|
|December 10, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Accordion Society concert|
|November 29, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:35pm||Maximilien|
|November 15, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Beaujolais Nouveau Maximilien|
|November 01, 2018 • 5:25pm - 7:35pm||Maximilien|
|January 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Freighthouse Square Tacoma|
|December 03, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Maximilien in Pike Pl Market|
|November 21, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Pike Place Market Atrium|
|November 13, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Egan's Ballard Jam House|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||St. John Vianney Vashon|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Seattle Art Museum|
|October 03, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Kitsap Forest Park|
|October 01, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Maximilien French Restaurant|
|September 27, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Century Ballroom|
|September 26, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Vintner's Door|
|September 26, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Chateau Valley|
|September 25, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||University Women's Club|
|September 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Chihuly Glass Museum|
La Vie en Rose
Ta Petite Flamme
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Keeping Out of Mischief Now
Little French Song
Sous le Ciel
So many. . .!
Influences & Inspiration
Edith Piaf, Zaz, Charles Aznavour, Carol Burnett, Pink Martini, Gypsy jazz-Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald, Carla Bruni, Amelie les Crayons, Charles Trenet, Nate King Cole, Portuguese Fado, Josephine Baker, many more.
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