Normand's repertoire is a musical tableau of Paris in the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's. This was the golden era of French chanson, jazz and swing; for example:    
           
La vie en rose - La romance de Paris            
         
La mer - Les feuilles mortes - C'est si bon
 
His repertoire also includes American standards popular in that period:
  Ain't Misbehavin' - Blue Skies         
                    Right or Wrong - MY Blue Heaven

His pieces are performed with voice, guitar, and the harmonica, the latter often used for accordion effects. You'll hear whistling - much in vogue then - and the occasional yodel!

                                                              Normand performs vintage pop music heard in cafes and  
                                                              dance halls of that era: waltzes, tangos, the java
(a dance  
                                                              invented in Paris and performed in bal-musettes)
and     
                                                              swing numbers!
                                                 
 
     Normand has lived in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and for the last 20 years, Ottawa.
     Over the past few years, he has played in outdoor cafes, retirement residences, churches,
     department stores, for benefits and for Paris-themed birthdays and anniversaries in
     Ottawa and Gatineau.

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     LE TANGO CORSE  
     AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

     SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS    
     WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

      MY WALKING STICK

    CONTACT  INFORMATION: 
    Phone: (613) 236-3078
                                       Email: normandrivardmusic@gmail.com


 

 

Normand Rivard

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