Et Pourquoi Les Crayons
Amélie's first album's release took place in Lyon, France in july in the Antique Roman Amphitheatre of Fourvière in front of a crowd of 2500 fans. This was a great moment after a very busy year where Amélie toured over France and made a big hit at Printemps de Bourges (most famous French festival) and at the Alors Chante Festival in Montauban where they won the 2 prizes of the jury ! Amélie started in 2001 in bars and cafés as a solo piano singer. She put up a band together with funny-haired Heiko (piano, clarinet, tuba), Michel (accordion) and Laurent (bass). They soon were very popular in their region, then over France and Swizerland. The show was created in january with the magical piano (which opens itself !), funny special effects and the astonishing contact that Amélie creates with her audience. After the release of the new album, they went on touring over France, Swizerland, Belgium and Canada from september 2004 to august 2006, nearly 200 concerts and 100 000 spectators. The show was shot in december 2005 for a DVD to be released in may 2006. In July 2006, Amélie said good bye to her hometown audience in the Roman Theatre of Vienne, this time in front of a crowd of 8000 ! She'll be back by the end of 2007 with a new album and show. The show was put on a DVD 'le tour de la question' (i.e 'around the question'), available on Filmbaby : www.filmbaby.com/films/1454 Amélie conveys in her own song that great traditionnal spirit of popular songs, simple, funny and romantic. There's nothing intellectual about the project, just a sort of travelling troup which carries along happiness and humour. Check out news on amelielescrayons.com (English/French) the CD is a 3-panel-digipak. 12-page-Booklet inside with lyrics and credits. All colour.