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OOH la la! Baby et Lulu, aka mu­si­cal mates Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge, present them­selves with out­ra­geous, fake ac­cents and fine French songs that are sure to add cham­pagne fizz to the menu at this week­end’s Broadbeach Jazz Fes­ti­val. Dobson, of Leonardo’s Bride fame, and vi­o­lin­ist/vo­cal­ist Goodridge make a for­mi­da­ble team as they un­leash an ar­ray of clas­sic Gal­lic tunes, backed by a tremen­dous band. Hits at this year’s Ade­laide Cabaret Fes­ti­val, they have a tongue-in-cheek rap­port and their voices blend beau­ti­fully as they roll out hits by ev­ery­one from Charles Az­navour to Serge Gains­bourg. Sets re­port­edly stick close to the French canon and in­clude such favourites as Padam Padam, for­ever as­so­ci­ated with Edith Piaf. Goodridge, who also plays a swing­ing vi­o­lin, is known to do a ver­sion of Une His­toire de Plage, made pop­u­lar by Brigitte Bar­dot. Dobson per­forms a French adap­ta­tion of her hit sin­gle Even When I’m Sleep­ing. Dobson also hopes to make time to get back to work on a new solo al­bum to fol­low her sin­gle Horses, avail­able on iTunes.

Baby Et Lulu play Broadbeach Jazz Fes­ti­val’s Broadbeach Mall stage on Satur­day at 6.30pm.

Baby et Lulu, aka Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge

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