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Posted September 27th 2016

Deja Vu French music festival Friday 30th September – promenadez avec nos suggestions!

Deja Vu French music festival <<Le £5 Beat Route>>

Fridays can be a slog but it’s all improved this week by having dreamy thoughts of a perfect French music festival in town. <<Vite!>> It’s straight from work to catch the first act at 6.30pm, starting off with the sounds of France based in Brighton with the ethereal vocals of Tiger Lion in the cellar bar of club Subline in Kemp Ville, bottom of St James Street. The is followed immediately after by the charms of Garence, whose accordion playing will transport you from <<la belle ville>> Brighton straight to the streets of Paris.

Doors open at Wheat and Beans just up the road at 7pm and hurray they have food! Lovely Argentinian pasties, cakes and home made pizzas – yum! That’ll make sure you won’t peak too early on strong red wine and crawl off home! So we’re still on the rather good local French band tip with Greenness, an edgy acoustic girl/ boy duo performing there at 7.30.

Then from 7.45 you could pop back to Subline where Remi Parson makes a start, so if you like your French music electronic, dreamy and pop then he’s the man for you! In between songs you can explore this ‘secret’ gay club that is the stuff of legend and the perfect setting for Remi’s music.

Back at Wheat and Beans Laura Cahen tunes up to take centre stage at 8.30 – this is a super intimate environment to witness this rather good chanson-indie singer. At MV we saw her doing her thing at The Great Escape and made a mental note to e-mail her people toute suite!

What to do if you get lost in the atmosphere at Subline? Well from 8.30pm there are three options: catch the quirky indie duo Arlt projected upstairs at Bom-Bane’s in George Street from 9pm or head up to The Verdict in Edward Street and watch a projected jazz band in their upstairs bar and slurp some wine or beer or even a coffee. The other option is to go get something to eat – it’s later and of course this is when traditionally our Gallic <<amis>> eat, so let’s do it the French way.

Be back for 11.45 for the final part of the evening at The Verdict with chanson accordion player Garance enticing you downstairs to watch the late-night film <<Les Invisibles>> an emotive documentary about the struggle for legalisation of homosexuality in France focusing on six older couples and their courage in being out in a hostile society (in French with English subtitles).

These are just our suggestions for <<Le Beat Route>> – you can of course just dip in and out or stay as you wish. And to make your evening more fun, we highly recommend dressing up in a Gallic style to suit your imagination. Enjoy!

<<Le £20 Beat Route>>

Jane Bom-Bane’s quirky and characterful restaurant in George Street is offering a sing along dinner with the enigmatic Les Cygnes d’Argent and the gorgeous harmonies of French duo Arlt. We just saw them perform at Liverpool Psychedelia Festival and we know they’ll be just perfect in the comfort and intimacy of Bom-Bane’s beatnique surroundings. This ticket also gains you entry to all the other events, so why not start your evening at Subline, enjoy your dinner and end with the late-night film at The Verdict?

Advance tickets: £5 + BF at:

Resident Brighton instore or online
Ticketweb –
Seetickets –

On the night: £7 available from Subline 6-8.30pm; film only £5 from 11.30pm at The Verdict.

OR £20 to include all venues plus dinner at Bom-Bane’s, email [email protected]

Kindly supported by:

This event is kindly supported by
Bureau Export
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