Jessica Walker | All I Want is One Night
Death and desire at the French cabaret

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ChromeAudio is delighted to release All I Want is One Night, a wonderful album of French cabaret songs in new English versions written and performed by Jessica Walker with Joseph Atkins on piano.  With numbers from Brel, Barbara, and Jessica’s play about cabaret sensation Suzy Solidor – All I Want is One Night – it is a bewitching listen.

You can also catch Jessica live.  Her play, All I Want is One Night – which premiered at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre last year to sell-out audiences – comes to Wilton’s Music Hall, London for a limited run from 27 June to 1 July 2017.  Jessica reprises the role of Suzy Solidor, bringing the charismatic, enigmatic cabaret star to life, from her heyday in 1930s Paris to her final years in the south of France.

Little known today, Suzy Solidor was famous in her time.  Many of the greatest artists of the 20th century – de Lempicka, Bacon, Cocteau and Man Ray to name a few – flocked to paint her.  Her best-selling recording of Lily Marlène, released a year before Dietrich’s, was taken up as an anthem by German and Allied soldiers alike.  But, at the end of the War, accused of collaboration with the Nazis, she was forced to leave France.  When she returned, the music scene had moved on.  Once more, the ageing diva reinvented herself, living out her final years cross-dressed as an admiral in the south of France, where she sold antiques.

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