« She can belt, vamp, she croons, purrs… infectious and mesmerizing. »
Caroline Nin is a classic French femme fatale whose mesmerizing personality and sultry voice have charmed, intrigued and seduced audiences in sell-out seasons around the world.
Born in France, the Parisian-based Nin’s debut at the glamorous Hollywood Savoy, in the Opera district, quickly draws a loyal following that takes her throughout Europe and on to London’s dynamic Soho club scene.
Spotted by influential songwriter and producer Marc Almond, he invites her to perform at his new creative venture, The Freedom Theatre, where she finds herself in the company of 90s greats including Taboo’s Leigh Bowery, Cabaret legend Agnes Bernelle and New-York stage icon Joey Arias.
« Nin is a classic femme fatale… a taste of intimacy with one of music’s true angels. »
Word gets out both in London and internationally and this avant-garde new club Freedom quickly cements its place as a music hub for cutting-edge performers.
With the international spotlight now firmly on the French chanteuse, Nin is asked to create a unique show that brings the beauty of French chanson to English speaking audiences. Hymne A Piaf is born – an interpretation of France’s greatest musical icon, Edith Piaf.
Since she burst onto the cabaret scene, Nin’s unique “PIAF” show has been performed around the world from Sydney’s Opera House, London’s Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, as well as New York’s Don’t Tell Mama Theatre and the Metropolitan Rooms.
« Nin…a spine tingling, tear-jerking revelation. »
At the world’s largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Caroline Nin wins a Herald Angel award for Best Cabaret.
Her Edinburgh success attracts the attention of The Adelaide Cabaret Festival who commission her to write a new show based on another musical icon, the sultry German performer Marlene Dietrich, who seduced audiences around the world over a career spanning 50 years.
Declared a huge success at it’s debut in Adelaide, with reviews including:
“Caroline Nin outscores Marlene in the vocal and every other department….simply sensational”, Nin takes it to The Sydney Opera House where the show’s success continues for a sold-out two-week season.
Nin accepts a one-year residency at the world’s most famous cabaret, the Lido de Paris on The Champs Elysées, but is regularly drawn back to the dynamic London club scene with requests to perform her unique cabaret shows that now include: “Dietrich”, ScarleStories”, “I Love You, Me Neither” and “Songs and Stories of the Paris Lido” and “Hymne a Piaf”
The Southern Hemisphere’s love affair with the performer continues with three seasons at both the Sydney’s Opera House and the city’s renowned cabaret venue The Vanguard with repeated returns in NZ including at The Famous Spiegeltent for both The Christchurch Arts Festival and Auckland Cabaret Festival.
Nin’s now globally acclaimed Piaf show is performed in front of a sold-out 1200-strong crowd at Melbourne’s Recital Centre, which leads to her nomination for an Australian live music performance industry gong for Best Cabaret Artist 2012 at the Helpmann Awards, presented by Cate Blanchett. She is the first international star to be nominated in these prestigious awards.
A two-month tour of the UK follows including at The Soho Theatre, culminating in an invitation by the famous jazz club in London, Ronnie Scott’s to perform her signature “PIAF”.
Back in France, Nin is recognized by the country’s national library BNF for her contribution to the story of PIAF when she’s asked to collaborate on their most ambitious exhibition and event to date in honor of the centenary of the birth of France’s “little sparrow”.