Amélie-les-Crayons is like her artist name: original, dreamy, poetic. She will be on Tuesday, May 24 at the Salle Nougaro – a hall she knows very well – to present a new show.
La “Thousand Bridges” tour is abbreviated by confinement and Amélie works at home writing nine songs ofand “The Shepherdess with blue hands”, UN fantasy tale that she publishes in nNovember 2020 at Hachette Fr collaboration this time with his childhood friend the graphic designer Samuel Ribeyron, on a story by Pierre-Luc Granjon. From another meeting a new project is born, an new chapter which gives pride of place to music, to words, but also to dance and exchanges with the public: “I am happy to tour with Les Doigts de l’homme, a gypsy jazz group known in around the world, says Amélie. I had compositions that I offered them and they said yes! Humanly as much as musically, it immediately worked very well between us: a marvelous and hyperinteresting experience. “The opportunity was great for the native of Lyon to revisit with these outstanding artists, at theidentify musical built since 2004 at fhe over 700 gigs and five albums, his discography, discreet but so endearing, with peaks like ” And why pencils? » (2004) and the masterpiece ” Until the sea “ (2011). ” I like to recycle, she smiles. VShaunt my songs differently, go back in fantasy. I contacted Olivier Kikteff, guitarist of Les Doigts de l’homme in 2017 for a piece, “Le bal des vivants”, while his group was about to release an album entitled… “Le cœur des vivants”. I like their way of approaching music, simple and universal. The encounter between the virtuosity of the musicians of Les Doigts de l’Homme and the pure and sincere voice of Amélie, which avoids artifice and the superfluous, is of those that seemed obvious, as long as their sensibilities were made to get along and offer themselves to the public. Emotion, music, audacity. A Jolive program, as always with Amélie-les-Crayons.