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Throwback to the end of August, when we played in Throwback to the end of August, when we played in the streets of the Hague during the Streets of Chuck Deely Festival.
Gisteren speelden we op de seizoenspresentatie van Gisteren speelden we op de seizoenspresentatie van de @rijswijkseschouwburg. Dat wil zeggen: @michaelvarekamp, @the.legends.soul.jazz en ik. Op 4 februari 2023 gaat daar namelijk onze nieuwe show in première: Helden van Toen. Vervolgens gaan we het hele land door. Het duurt nog even, maar ik heb er zoveel zin in, want het wordt een te gek programma! Ik mag zelfs een Disneyliedje zingen, de voorstelling gaat immers over helden. Kan ik die ook weer afstrepen van de bucketlist! 🥰 De volledige speellijst vind je op de website van @nationaletheaterkassa én www.tessmerlot.com. Zie jullie in 2023!

📸 @ritakuenen_fotografie
So excited to announce that I will be back on tour So excited to announce that I will be back on tour with this lovely bunch and our new show ‘Helden van Toen’ in January, February and March. A brand new production with music from and stories about our own heroes, such as Charles Aznavour, Louis Armstrong, Walt Disney and Stevie Wonder.

Check out the dates on my website and get your tickets now! 

We’re coming to Zoetermeer, Roosendaal, Amstelveen, Brielle, Rijswijk, Hoorn, Beverwijk, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Amsterdam, Barendrecht, Assen, Lochem, Middelburg, Heerde, Naaldwijk, Baarn, Haarlem, Spijkenisse, Waalwijk and Gouda.

📸 @anoekvannunen
When @ronaldspeijerstudioontour brings an old anal When @ronaldspeijerstudioontour brings an old analog camera to your gig @strandpaviljoendestaat…

Since we’re doing a lot of gigs as a trio lately, we decided to get in front of the camera. And this is the first result.
Curious te hear what our new songs sound like with @guillaumemarcenac on piano and @lars.visscher on accordion? Get your tickets for one of our shows now.

Tess Merlot trio 
- 24 August: Bibliotheek Loosduinen, Den Haag (@biebloosduinen)
- 26 August: Lewinski, Sneek (@lewinskisneek)
- 5 February: Paradox, Tilburg (@paradoxtilburg)
- 19 February: Agnietenkapel, Gouda (@degoudseschouwburg).

More shows coming up soon!
For the entire list, go to www.tessmerlot.com or the link in bio.
Morgen tussen 12.00 en 14.00 uur mag ik weer schan Morgen tussen 12.00 en 14.00 uur mag ik weer schandalig veel chansons de ether inslingeren op @omroep_west! Nooit gedacht dat ik ooit eens radio zou gaan maken, maar ik vind het helemaal het einde. Zeker omdat ik de kans krijg om de uitzending helemaal zelf in te richten, mijn favoriete platen te kiezen én gasten uit te nodigen. Morgen dus lekker hysterisch starten met France Gall, tranen plengen met Sheila, dansen met Charles Trenet en de zomer omarmen met Alizée én Desireless! 

Quelle drôle de vie! ❤️

#chansons #enchante #enchanté #paris #parisienne #omroepwest #radiowest #chansonpodcast #fransechansons
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“Lighting struck, the first time Tess Merlot heard Jacques Brel.”

From that moment on, music was all around. After playing hundreds of shows, the essence remained: allowing the human soul to reach the surface the way only French torch songs can. With original songs from Brel, Piaf en Aznavour and her own catalogue.
Motivated to share her passion and unite cultures, Tess released her first EP Chansons pour non-francophones in 2017. In 2019 she enchanted a jam-packed Paradiso with her song ‘Mon Paris’. In 2020 she toured the country with her Moutons, selling out venues such as PAARD in The Hague and TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. Leading up to the release of her debut album ‘Laissez-moi’ in July 2021, Tess’s songs received extensive airplay on multiple popular Dutch radio stations, such as NPO Radio 1, 2, 5 and the Belgian VRT 2. In 2022 she continued her tour through the Netherlands with internationally renowned trumpet player Michael Varekamp and The Legends, bringing their show ‘Swingin’ Paris’ to a broad audience. In 2023 they will share the stage again with their new show ‘Helden van Toen’ (Heroes of the past).
Whether she takes the stage with her band or solo under the name of Tess Merlot, an irresistible joie de vivre is a given while chansons in their purest form are sprinkled across the room. Sometimes it’s stripped down and pure, other times grotesque and bold. Whatever it takes to do them justice. And every time Tess allows the chansons to do their work, magic appears.
In short: Tess Merlot is the perfect addition to any room that doesn’t mind a little wine getting spilled.



Tess Merlot

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