Deborah Boily

A francophile from Houston, whose childhood was spent in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Ms. Boily moved to Paris four years ago because, she "always wanted to be French,..." but French audiences did not want to hear her French songs as much as they wanted to hear her selections from America. So she expanded her repertoire, and now her performances offer a blend of French songs, classic American popular music, and "standards of the future," composed by writers not yet household names. Compared at times to Edith Piaf because of her petite stature and intensely emotional vocal interpretations, her "singing approach is somehow both theatrical and intimate..., like someone you'd love to get to know," -- Time Out, New York. The Stage, of London, opined, "There is no denying the quality of her voice or the standard of her musical taste. One thing she has in abundance is talent." In additon to working with two Paris-based Argentinians on a musical about Toulouse Lautrec, Ms. Boily continues to work on her next CD, I've Got My Standards--Now and Then.

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