Caroline Nin is a classic femme fatale, one who charms, intrigues and fills your imagination with a plethora of images, stories and memories through her mesmerizing personality.
Born in France, the Parisian-based Nin’s debut in the late 80s at The Hollywood Savoy in Paris’ glamorous Opera district, quickly garners her a loyal following.
Influential music songwriter and producer Marc Almond invites Caroline to perform at his new creative venture The Freedom Theatre, a club in London’s Soho where she appears alongside Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Holly Johnson, Dead or Alive’s Pete Burns and Taboo’s Leigh Bowery.
Nin is selected as The French Institute’s ambassador, chosen to promote French culture through a series of concert tours from 1994 to 1996 across Britain and The United States.
The international spotlight has been firmly turned on to the French chanteuse, who decides to create a show based on her own unique interpretation of France’s greatest musical icon, Edith Piaf.
“HYMNE A PIAF” is born and quickly is requested and so begins a global tour from New York’s Don’t Tell Mama off Broadway on 46st St.
Delving deep into Piaf’s unfortunate, joyous but ultimately memorable life, Nin’s smoky, jazzy and sensitive interpretation – rather than impersonation – of The Little Sparrow’s works, includes showstoppers such as Milord, Non, je ne regrette rien and Padam.
Since its inception the show has been presented as far as the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Festival Hall and the King’s Head Theatre in London.
At the Pleasance Theatre for the 1998 Edinburgh Festival, Nin continues to captivate and entice her audiences, subsequently winning a Herald Angel award for her cabaret spectacular “The Last Show” featuring scores from Piaf, Dietrich, Minelli and Brel.
The 1999 Edinburgh Festival sees her perform a brand new production called “LUSH LIFE” at The Assembly Rooms, earning Nin a full front-page, five-star review in The Scotsman newspaper.
In 2001, Nin moves back to Paris to take up a residency at the City of Light’s most famous cabaret venue Le Lido on The Champs Elysées.
In 2002, Caroline is invited to perform her “HYMNE A PIAF” show for the first time in Australia at the world renowned Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Both Nin and her show are met with great success.
Returning to Paris, Nin returns to her jazz roots creating a celebrated jazz quartet that sees her being voted Best Female Jazz Vocalist 2005 in Crest, France.
In 2006 the Adelaide Cabaret Festival commissions her to create a musical cabaret performance reflecting her fascination in the iconic performer Marlene Dietrich. Returning to Adelaide for the 2007 Cabaret Festival, “La Dietrich” is declared a great success with theatres sold out nightly.
The Sydney Opera House immediately invites Caroline to perform “Hymne a Piaf” for an unprecedented two-week season which registers “sold out” each night.
After her debut at the Christchurch Cabaret Festival (NZ) in June 2008, Caroline performs, for the second consecutive year at the Sydney Opera House with “La Dietrich”.
Spotted by a Parisian director during her Sydney run, “La Dietrich” is scheduled for a one month season on the French National Theatre Stage La Péniche Opéra in Paris in October 2009.
The year also sees Nin’s return to the Christchurch Arts Festival as well as her debut at the Auckland Cabaret Festival (NZ) in The Famous Spiegeltent. The tour ends in Sydney with a sold out, two-week season at the renowned cabaret venue The Vanguard.
In 2010, Caroline Nin’s debut season at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon is a complete sell out and garners rave media reviews.
A national Australian tour follows with an invitation from The Sydney Opera House, to premiere her brand new creation “Caroline Nin – Songs and Stories of the Paris Lido”.
A variety show that fuses her experience performing at the Lido de Paris on The Champs Elysées with her unique cabaret voice in French, English and German, the show’s success fuels further invitations in Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Noosa and the Gold Coast.
In New Zealand she performs to packed theatres in Nelson and in Christchurch at The Famous Spiegeltent.
A two-month tour of the UK in early 2011 culminates in an invitation by Ronnie Scotts to perform her signature and by now, much acclaimed show, “Hymne A Piaf”.
In June 2011, Caroline returns to the Melbourne Recital Centre, where the show receives multiple standing ovations from the 1000-strong audience at the Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, and is nominated for HELPMANN AWARDS 2012 – Best Cabaret Artist.
Hailed as a stunning success, Caroline continues to tour Australia’s eastern coast and is asked to headline the prestigious Brisbane Cabaret Festival at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).
Back in Melbourne where audiences can’t get enough of her unique style, Nin presents “CAROLINE NIN – SONGS AND Stories OF THE PARIS LIDO” at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s intimate Salon.
At the end of 2011, Caroline returns to the UK for a one-week only exclusive season at London’s Soho Theatre.
Requests to take her shows to New York and Canada, are deferred with Nin taking up a one-year exclusive residency at the Lido de Paris, where she is currently performing six nights a week until November 2012.
Caroline presents for the first time in Paris, her show "Hymne A Piaf" in early 2013. After a 10 weeks sold-out season, the show will run from early September for a further 20 weeks.
Another tour of Australia takes Caroline to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival 10th anniversary, Brisbane Powerhouse, Melbourne Recital Centre and Sydney.
In the spring 2015, Nin will present in collaboration with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France HYMNE A PIAF corresponding to the opening of a PIAF exhibition in honor to the Little Sparrow for the centenary of her birth. The show will take place in the Paris Marais from April to the end of July.
HYMNE A PIAF is scheduled for a special Christmas season 2014 along with a return of Nin's AMERICAN SONGBOOK in Paris.