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WIN 1 of 2 double passes to Caroline Nin in Melbourne

Caroline Nin - MyFrenchLife™

Caroline Nin cuts a striking figure on stage.

Poised in black heels, her feet are connected to the stage with an electric purpose and power. “Independent, spoilt and free,” was how she described herself in a previous interview with MyFrenchLife™.

Three years after this interview took place, it seems that Nin is still embracing her free spirit, finding great success.

Sell out shows at the Sydney Opera House, London’s Royal Festival Hall and The Famous Spiegletent at the Edinburgh Festival are but the beginning. She has performed in New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Auckland, and in 2012 earned a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Cabaret Performer.

Caroline Nin - MyFrenchLife™

Carline was born in the Marais quarter in Paris. She started her career in the Paris jazz venue The Hollywood Savoy, singing the songs of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and, of course, Edith Piaf. She later moved to London and sang in the city’s clubs and bars, until the Alliance Française booked her for tours around England in 1994-5 to promote French culture. She has since travelled the globe; to Asia, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand.

Caroline and MyFrenchLife™ go way back: she performed at one of our first member soirées in Paris, we’ve interviewed her, and featured many of her concerts, in Australia and Paris.

So we couldn’t help but get excited when we heard she would be back in Melbourne once again! Grace à Caroline, the Melbourne Recital Centre and MyFrenchLife™ we’re offering two lucky members to enjoy her latest musical offering as part of the American Songbook Festival: The Thing About Love.

Click here to read more about the show, including dates, times and ticket prices.

WIN 1 of 2 double passes to Caroline’s show in Melbourne

Caroline Nin - MyFrenchLife™

MyFrenchLife™ and the Melbourne Recital Centre are giving two lucky members the chance to win double passes to Caroline’s show: ‘The Thing About Love’, 7pm Thursday June 19 2014 in Melbourne.

To win, all you have to do is:

  1. JOIN the MaVieFrançaise® community for free and
  2. In a COMMENT below this article, tell us:

Why do you love French music? Be creative! Paint us a picture in 25 words or less.

We will then select the best answer as our winner at 4pm AEST, Friday 13th June 2014.

Bonne chance!

*Please be sure to leave your first and family name when you join – a ‘user name’ or ‘email address’ can’t win!


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9 Comments




  1. Angela Hogan
    6 years ago

    French music is sublime, it touches the soul never to leave it the same again.


  2. Anastasia Starz
    6 years ago

    The Language of Romance
    Accordions on Street Corners and Édith Piaf
    Fast Paced Music & Cancan Dance
    Going to Paris? Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien!

    Anastasia Starz (that is my name and username).


    • Judy MacMahon
      5 years ago

      Reminder for you Anastasia as a winner: check your email for other particulars 🙂
      Caroline’s Melbourne concert ‘The thing about love’ which is part of the American Songbook Festival is at 7pm Thursday 19th June at the Salon inside the Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Stuart Street Melbourne.


  3. Elise Mellor
    5 years ago

    Close your eyes, and you can pretend you are in Paris!!


  4. Alex Mealey
    5 years ago

    It makes a lyrical rhythmical language sound even more appealing! Listening to it makes me want to improve my French – and indeed listening to it improves my French ear.


  5. Hannah Duke
    5 years ago

    It’s got so much more heart than English language music. All that soul, turmoil, passion – it’s overwhelming but amazing. Also singing in French sounds so much nicer than English…


  6. Melly Legiman
    5 years ago

    “La vie en rose”… enough said,
    sung with emotion by Édith Piaf The Great,
    moving me deeply through her passion,
    sealing our eternal music connection!


    • Judy MacMahon
      5 years ago

      Reminder for you Melly as a winner: Check your email for other particulars WIN 1 of 2 double passes to Caroline Nin in Melbourne – http://www.MyFrenchLife.org
      Caroline’s Melbourne concert ‘The thing about love’ which is part of the American Songbook Festival is at 7pm Thursday 19th June at the Salon inside the Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Stuart Street Melbourne.


  7. Judy MacMahon
    5 years ago

    Winners have been announced by email!
    Two lucky winners Angela and Melly have won a double pass each to see the amazing French chanteuse Caroline Nin next Thursday in Melbourne.
    Thank you to all who participated. Keep an eye out for more opportunities to include more amazing French experiences in your life!