What a beautiful evening! I absolutely loved listening and watching the Mauvaise Reputation at Forty Five Downstairs tonight. It really was a beautiful evening of gorgeous French music.

They play a mix of Gypsy swing music and the French chanson from the 1930s in Paris. Such cheerful and fun music. I am planning to buy the album, which is available on iTunes.

It was amazing to hear Paul tell the stories of the songs and to give us the history of the singers who sang them. The venue has the most incredible acoustics and ambience. Their music was even more enjoyable with a glass of wine.

I floated up the stairs after that concert and onto the street. Suave doesn’t even cut it. These guys are brilliant!