Interview: The Last Chanteuse, Anne Pigalle

The one and only —

Lady Smut

by C. Margery Kempe

Today I’m happy to host the enchanting chanteuse, Anne Pigalle. Like Edith Piaf , The Last Chanteuse grew up at the back of Montmartre in Paris, France. Her teenage years were spent playing guitar in an all girls punk band and watching films. Pigalle moved to London, recorded with Michael Nyman and Adrian Sherwood and then went on to sign a recording contract with Trevor Horn’s record label ZTT, with whom she recorded an album and a few singles. Hailed as the Queen of Chic Bohemia, she will tour Europe and Japan. Her self styled photo in 1985 in front of the red velvet curtain has become iconic.

1) How would you describe your music to new fans?

My music is really a mixtures of different styles – ( it has lately included poetry but remains poetic even in a classic song format ) – I am French, so…

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