Rouge- Music of Paris
Rouge's engaging relationship with audiences and joyous tunes have reached people around the country. Their recordings have been heard in film, tv, video games, theatre, and radio internationally. Founded 18 years ago, Rouge is newly energized by the skills and joie de vivre of accordionist Toby Hanson and keyboardist Clayton Murray, while longtime versatile and inventive guitarist Dave Bartley and violinist Brandon Vance continue to support chanteuese Elle's sensuous voice and expressive body. Two of Rouge's 4 CDs were recorded by Grammy winner Garey Shelton. Enjoy zesty recreations of 1930-60's French songs, American jazz, and more as Rouge creates an atmosphere of romance and joy distinctly French.
OPENINGS - Henry, MaryHill, Holter, Denver & Seattle Art Museum shows
FUNDRAISER & CORPORATE EVENTS - Sheraton, Westin, Microsoft, Olympic Fairmont, Opera Omaha, Tacoma & Seattle Glass Museums
FESTIVALS & CONCERTS - Seattle Mayor's Concert Series, Admiral Theatre, Panida Theatre, Out to Lunch Seattle, & Benaroya Founders Hall.
WEDDINGS - Woodland Rose Garden, Stimson Green Mansion, Dragonfly Retreat, & Smith Tower's China Room.
RECORDINGS - Walt Disney video games, Portland theatre, films, television, college & classical radio.
Rouge's regular music "home" is in the cobblestone heart of Seattle's Pike Pl. Market.Maximilien, 81a Pike Pl. 98101, is a French-owned, fine restaurant where one can hear Rouge regularly in duo or full band.
Other places we've played:
Red Cat Theatre LA * American Heart Association Ball * Montana's Holter Art Museum * The Ruins * Choochokam Festival * KING FM * KBCS * City of Kenmore Summer Concerts * Viscount Portland * Cystic Fibrosis Foundation * Canterbury Faire * CenterStage Spokane * Portland Art Museum * Columbia Tower Club * 5th Avenue Theatre openings * Arboretum * Henry Art Gallery * Portland Community College * Grand Valley State University Michigan * Everett Performing Arts Center * San Juan Theatre & Arts Center * Art on the Green Couer D'Alene * MaryHill Art Museum * Westin * Couer D'Alene St. Joseph's Hospital Benefit • Franciscan Foundation * Bremerton Symphony Benefit * Blue Heron * Lincoln Theatre * Bloedel Gardens * Lakewold Gardens * Washington Women's Foundation * Zino Society * Chateau Ste. Michelle * DeLille Cellars *