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Chic Gamine charms with soulful a capella

by on April 7, 2011

On Monday, April 18 at 8pm, the Spotlight Great Voices Series presents Chic Gamine, the impishly charming Winnipeg/Montréal based vocal quintet, who have been serenading audiences since the summer of 2007. The group is composed of singers Ariane Jean, Andrina Turenne, Alexa Dirks and Annick Bremault, and drummer and percussionist Alexandre Sacha Daoud.  Over the years, its members have been integral parts of a multitude of projects.  To this day, Alexa sings with R’n’B/Soul sensation Little Boy Boom, Sacha played with the Brazilian Funk/Pop-flavored Gaia, and Ariane, Andrina and Annick were founding members of the award-winning world vocal ensemble Madrigaia.

With a solo percussionist as their main musical support, Chic Gamine use their voices as instruments, effortlessly launching into intricate singing arrangements, bass-heavy rhythm sections, and lush harmonies. Gospel, soul, R&B, 50’s doo-wop, Brazilian forro and French chanson are infused into the voices and rhythms of these five effervescent song makers. The whole of Chic Gamine is liberally doused with happy-go-lucky impulsiveness, unique to them. These multifariously talented songwriters create a sound that resonates with soul, passion and sometimes a downright peculiar brand of humour that will reel you in and leave you begging for more.

Tickets for Chic Gamine are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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