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Muriele is a standout French vocalist whose emotive performances and mastery of both classics French chanson and 1940's wartime songs captivate audiences.

At her performance at last September'S Lee Victory Festival on the historic HMS Daedalus airfield in Lee on Solent highlighted her ability to blend her choice of music & songs to perform.

Jonathan Moore Event Organiser ( May 2024)

“I really enjoyed the singer which complemented the fabulous Montmartre atmosphere of the beautiful artworks. What a lovely way to create such a good atmosphere and complement the art”.

 

Event Support Officer, Bath & NorthEast Somerset Council for Victoria Art Gallery

( April 2024)

Muriele was a fantastic asset to our 1940's event. Her professionalism and ability to be flexible helped greatly with the planning of her performances which were beautifully delivered.

There was a lovely moment where she shared her microphone with a D Day veteran, providing a spontaneous duel performance which brought a tear to many an eye. We are thrilled to have her back for Revival 2024

 

Martin Bazeley, Chair of Southwick Revival 

A real privilege to be asked to write on behalf of Muriele who I have known for several years now, mainly engaging  her to sing at events.

Not only as Muriele has a delightful voice who always engaging her audiences but she is  a warm and friendly person with a charming personality.

I am very proud to know her.

Robert Parsons Winchester Rotary ( March 2024)

Muriele is a captivating performer with a voice that adapts with such ease to the mood of the songs she clearly loves

We invited her to the Watlington Twinning Group's re-launch and found an audience that were immediately entranced with a catalogue that included the novel, alongside many older favourites from the French songbook.Smiles and clapping of approval followed easily and enthusiastically after every song.

Twinning groups and others should invite her if possible.

Muriele made the set up simple and her technical grasp of the needs of our hall allowed her voice to deliver each song with feeling..

Tim Horton  Watlington Twinning group ( 16/02/2024 )

Muriele  I want to thank you once again for the wonderful singing you did on our wedding day. Your performance was wonderful and it really added to the atmosphere of our cocktail drinks reception straight after our wedding. Walking into the room with you singing ‘La Vie En Rose’ was absolutely magical. 

Melanie Redding ( Bride)

 Wedding 09/12/2023

 Drinks reception at the Foyle Park Country Estate Alton 

A lovely evening of beautiful singing and entertaining conversation. The Royal station has rarely sounded so amazing.

Thank you for a wonderful evening

Angela & Luke owner of Gregory & tapping(  wine & cheese bar) Windsor

(Sept 2023)

 

Mon nom est Jean-Sebastien Carrere , quelle merveilleuse surprise de voir une personne chanter comme une Diva. Le restaurant était ensorcelle par sa voie. Vivement la prochaine soiree pour la revoir encore.

Merci pour cette merveilleuse  experience.

St Tropez lounge Poole Dorset  ( Sept 23)

A wonderful morning. Thank you so much

A beautiful voice which had such a calming influence on some of our home restless residents. 

Denise , our French resident was moved and delighted to hear songs from France and be able to speak & hear French. It was so moving to watch her realise what was happening. Thank you again.

From Naomi St Catherine's view Dementia home ( July 2023)

 

What a fantastic evening this was , our second French night at Loch & Quay . This one well topped it and left every single customer happy with the food and all entertainment.

Muriele's voice was one of the best we've had at our venue and we can't wait to have her back here to sing for us and all our customers.

Very talented performance and we wish you the very best with all your future gigs. 

Best wishes and thank you.

From Loch & Quay ( Kemal) 

( June 2023)

 

Une superbe performance de chansons françaises et anglaises pour le Chelmsford

French Circle qui a été tres appréciée par les membres et leurs invites.

We hope to see Muriele again sometime. Thank you for the long journey you did for us.

Brigitte Program Secretary of Chelmsford French Circle

( April 2023 )

Absolutely amazing evening at A la Russe Restaurant. Great feedback

from all the customers, a lot of them returning and everyone requesting to host additional evenings in the future. Amazing selection of songs, warm and friendly interaction with the customers.  Looking forward to hosting more events in the future. Atmosphere was absolutely great and everyone wants Muriele to return again.  Merci beaucoup".  

Andre Shkuropat, Proprietor and Head Chef, A La Russe Restaurant, Windsor.

( February 2023 )

Dear Muriele,

Thank you on behalf of the Royal British Legion ( RBL) for volunteering to perform at the Festival of Remembrance held to raise funds for the Poppy appeal at the point theatre Eastleigh. The Deputy Lord Lt and Eastleigh Mayor remembered how wonderful your performance was with the forty pieces band of Hampshire Constabulary and the joint performance you gave dressed in vintage 1940's clothing. 

The audience of 250+ want you back again next year. Your efforts contributed significantly to us raising over £1800.00 for the poppy appeal.

We would like to make you an honry member of the branch in recognition of the voluntary efforts you perform to raise awareness of veterans welfare in the Hampshire area.

Merci

S. Little  Chairman  RBL Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford & District ( October 2022)

"Thank you so much for the wonderful performance at the Wykeham arms  today, the guests were wowed by the special vibe you create. It fits the venue perfectly and we have no doubt that we will book you in for a return performance soon."

Jon Wykeham, landlord of Wykeham Arms, Winchester.

( August 2022 )

Thank you volunteering your time to perform for the Poppy tea for Eastleigh & Chandlers Ford Royal British Legion ( RBL)

We would be honoured to have you perform at the Festival & Remembrance in October 2022.

Merci 

S . Little Chairman RBL  Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford & District 

(July 2022)

"What a wonderful evening with Muriele singing at our family gathering. The selection of songs was appealing to all age groups from 0 to 90! Everybody loved it: Muriele's lovely voice and lovely music accompaniment. Such a fun evening.  Merci beaucoup!"

The Wilson Family, Petersfield

( July 2022 )

 

"You really made my wife's night.  I have never seen her stand up  before to sing.  Everyone commented on your performance and how beautiful it was.  Hopefully we will meet you again. Don't know where. Don't know when.  But I am sure we will meet again some sunny day."

Jonathan Jerome,  Private Party at Applegarth Farm, Dining with a Difference, Grayshott, Surrey

"A very big thank you to your band for the most amazing performance.  My husband had a great time.  All my guests absolutely loved you as I expected.  I hope we can find another occasion and invite you to help make it special again."

Stella Chernova,  Event at Winchester Royal Hotel

"Thank you so much for performing for us.  It was so beautiful and you are such an amazing person.  It was an unforgettable 50th birthday memory for me."

Claudia Barbosa,  Private Party in Bursledon, Southampton

Wonderful entertainment for our first French themed evening.

Thank you so much. It was must enjoyed by all members of our club des camping caristes !

Hope we'll see you again some time.

Merci beaucoup et a bientôt !

Diane East Wessex Motorcaravanners Club

October 2022 )

"Joie de Vivre were wonderful. Sounded as good as they looked. Added so much atmosphere to our day. We re-booked on the spot for next year.  Thank you very much." 

 

Liz, General Manager, Green's Wine Bar and Kitchen, Winchester commenting on Beaujolais Nouveau night  at the wine bar. 

"Joie de Vivre entertained our 200 guests on Beaujolais Day  at Grand Cafe, Southampton with a delightful compilation of French Classics.  The feedback and general comments from our patrons were excellent on the day.  The professionalism and enthusiasm which they showed during that event are a credit to both of them.  I would like to highly recommend them for any similar type of event.  We would like to wish the aptly named "Joie de Vivre" all the success they deserve for the future.  In fact, we are already looking forward to having them again soon"

Yannick Hugod, General Manager, Grand Cafe, Southampton

( December 2019 )

"The Swiss Chalet [where Joie de Vivre played a concert on Bastille Day] is a very rare “trophy property” designed and restored exclusively for Private Members only. The Chalet is one of the most famous secret landmarks used by some of the most discerning personalities in the World. From King Edward VII right through to Charlie Chaplin, Fred Astaire, Marlin Monroe to mention but a few. Today only the most exclusive guests are privy to be entertained at this amazing private residence.

For this precise reason we have carefully selected what I would call  rising stars. I just wanted to say how thrilled we were with your performance at our private function.  Everyone commented on how amazing [Muriele's} voice was.  I have had so many people ask for your names! [Joie de Vivre were] just amazing and I can’t tell you how delighted I was! You blew our guests away with such unexpected talent. I’d highly recommend you to anyone especially anyone seeking music and performance to enhance any exquisite occasion!!  You score very high in my preferred Jazz music performance !! All the best, "

Myck Djurberg, East Molesey

( 2020)

"A rather belated but nevertheless a great big thank you for your entertainment last Saturday. I thought you were  absolutely charming and totally delightful.  Your voice Muriele was simply beautiful and your selection of songs so appropriate for the audience (when they stopped to listen), but anyhow you created a wonderful atmosphere. 

Winchester Rotary have many fundraising events during the year which I am often responsible for so I will keep your details on hand and doubtless will be in touch again.

Robert Parsons, Rotary Events Organiser, Winchester Rotary Club

"It's always a delight to have you sing for us.  You always put a smile on our residents' faces.  This afternoon tea with their families was extra special for them and your beautiful voice suited the theme of the day to a tea!  We can't wait to have you sing for us again!"

Daisie Reed, Activities Co-Ordinator, Old Alresford Cottage Care Home

( September 2022 )

A simply superb evening  at our retirement village. All of our residents were delighted and enthralled by the song choices and, of course, the musicianship.  We look forward to seeing you again -guaranteed!

Ian Robertson, Village Manager, Richmond Letcombe Regis.

( July 2022 )

 

 

"Superb performance of Muriele .  She deserve a lot of credit"

Vincent Valere, Director of Art/Culture/Heritage Provision and Promotion, Bastille Day Festival 2021, Reading

"On behalf of all the members and guests that attended our Christmas dinner bash, I would like to thank you Muriele for the entertainment provided because as usual your style, music and performance was a joy and pleasure to watch and listen to.  It was a pleasant selection of festive, Memory Lane and soft jazz. Thank you so much and always looking forward to hearing and seeing you again."

Andy, Chief Organiser of the Veterans Club, Master Builder, Swaythling, Southampton 

"Here at Chilworth Manor on New Year Eve 2019.  We were delighted with Muriele performing for our Manor Restaurant  guests.  The evening was exactly as we had anticipated, full of elegant music and entertaining.   We would book again and recommend for our guests to book.  Cheers Muriele so glad to work with you"

Rachel Denham, Director of Sales, Chilworth Manor Hotel

 

"We are absolutely delighted to have discovered Joie de Vivre. Muriele and her pianist performance at our Gout de France Event was just amazing.  Our customers loved them and it felt very special.  Thank you so much et a l'annee prochaine." 

Pascal and Carine Canevet, Proprietor and Chef, Maison Bleue Restaurant, Bury St Edmunds (Michelin Starred Restaurant)

( March 2019 )

 

"Muriele entertained the 350 dancers that attended our Dance Yourself Dizzy, Parisian themed modern jive ball held at Guildhall Winchester.  Muriele has a lovely voice-truly beautiful and sang a variety of songs in French to the delight of the dancers that attended.  Even for people that do not speak French, her song choices meant that the audience could recognise the music, enjoy the performance and in some cases attempted to sing along with their interpretation of the words!  I would highly recommend asking Muriele to perform at your event.   She is a skilled and professional performer, with her own professional sound system and she brought a unique aspect to our event."

Danny, Managing Director of Dance Yourself Dizzy

( October 2019)

 

"Last night you played the Beach Cafe in Southsea. My wife and I sadly were unable to stay for the whole evening but you dedicated "Je ne regrette rien" to her.  All the way home she cried. It meant so much to both of us. Thank you again for making our evening so special.

Much love and light "

MB and NB, Dinner Guests at Beaujolais Nouveau Dinner, Southsea Beach Cafe.

"Suzie and I wanted to thank you for singing and playing some lovely music at our wedding. 

Andrew and Suzie Bullard, Wedding at Canford School in Dorset

Thank you very much for this wonderful evening. An evening spent with French songs that reminded me of my childhood. Everyone appreciated it. All the best" 

Jerome Renoir 40th birthday celebration in Grasmere House Hotel,  Salisbury

 

"An evening at the Plough Inn. We loved it. Great music and a lovely atmosphere.  We will have you back!"

Matt and Anna, Owners of The Plough Inn, Sparsholt

( May 2019)

"Joie de Vivre played for Alresford Twinning Association's Musical Soirée  This was an informal bistro style evening attended by 60 members and guests all with a love of France.  The music was very much enjoyed by all and Muriele's voice was a delight.  Muriele and her pianist were very engaging and met the challenge of ad hoc requests very well.  We would recommend Joie de Vivre to similar organisations and events. "

Alison Lure , Alresford Twinning Association

( February 2020 )

 "This evening at Mettricks Guildhall Southampton we were treated to something special.  This duo were absolutely great, such beautiful music made by only 2 people was really impressive! We cannot wait to invite them back! A wonderful thing to brighten up any day!"

Luke, Mettricks Guildhall Southampton

 

"Cellar Magnaval became encore more French this evening. The 20's ambience came to Woking with the voice of sexy Muriele . All our guests absolutely loved it. Can't wait for the next.  A lovely treat post-Valentine.  Merci. "

Christophe Vitalien, General Manager, Cellar Magnaval, Woking

 

"An absolutely fantastic evening at Southsea Beach Cafe! We couldn't have wished for more perfect music to accompany our Beaujolais Evening" 

Ben Truman, General Manager, Southsea Beach Cafe.

( November 2018)

"It was a great night and everyone enjoyed it immensely. 

I'm sure those that came will do it again. So we must plan another one for the New Year! " 

Richard Adams, General Manager, South Winchester Golf Club commenting on Beaujolais Nouveau night at the club.

Initially, we saw Muriele, in Winchester and thought how wonderful she would be performing at our wedding. We were not disappointed.  Her repertoire of old French classic amourettes were beautifully delivered and extremely varied from Piaf to Brel . All our guests enjoyed listening and singing along as we danced early in the evening before dinner"  

A Mackay, Winchester

"I was on holiday over from Ireland visiting Winchester and heard this marvellous French group, Joie de Vivre.   The singer moved with the music and really felt the music.  I told them after the gig that what I loved about them was their authenticity.  This was real music played by real musicians.  They would go down very well in Ireland because that it what they look for in Ireland-authenticity"  

M.Doherty. Dublin

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