It will be music to the ears of romantics in the region.
Paris, the of city of love, is coming to the Hotel Warrnambool this Valentine’s Day.
Aussie Wendy Lee Taylor and her French husband Philippe Petit will be in town for a special performance called ‘A Touch of Paris’.
“We are very romantic in France,” Petit said.
The pair just touched down in Australia for the free performance which starts at 8pm on Thursday.
They will be joined by local musicians John Hudson on guitar, Matt Hewson on saxophone, and Barry Galbraith on drums for an evening combining jazz, swing and romance.
Taylor will sing a selection of jazz standards including some tunes from her latest album Remembering Fred Astaire.
Taylor, also a dancer, said the audience may be in for a special treat.
“I might be getting out my tap shoes,” she said.
Petit, from Bordeaux in France, will play the Hammond organ.
The audience can expect to hear famous songs in French including La Vie en rose and C’est si bon.
Taylor has spent the past 25 years living, singing and dancing in Paris but has a strong connection to Warrnambool.
She said she visited the region every time she returned to Australia as her father, Graham, lives in Warrnambool.
Taylor said the couple had recommended Warrnambool to their friends in Paris.
“We love to go for walks along the beach in Warrnambool,” she said.
Hotel Warrnambool’s Carly Chambers said the venue was expecting a big crowd for the romantic event.
“It’s an honour to have international guests,” she said.
She said the hotel’s restaurant tables were booked out but anyone could still watch the free performance.
A Touch of Paris is on Thursday at 8pm.
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