ANNIE ROYER SINGS EDITH PIAF
"My wife, friends and I recently attended Annie Royer's Edith Piaf Show, and the chanteuse, accompanied by her talented band, Les Garcons Musettes, truly captivated and wowed the responsive audience. What an impact! Royer, the elegant cabaret performer who constantly strives for quintessential refinement, gave Piaf's all-consuming, expressive songs just the right passion and brio to touch the heart--and soul. Her strong voice and professional stage presence, like good French vintage wine, get better and better with the passing of time.
Succinctly stated, Annie Royer, donning both black and blond wigs and belting out such Piaf signature songs as "La Vie en Rose," and "Non, Je ne regrette rien," was at her regal apogee!
I loved every minute of it. Piaf would have, too!."
Dr. Mel B. Yoken, Chancellor Professor of French, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
FRENCH-BORN ROYER ESTABLISHES A PERFORMING CAREER IN THE BAY STATE
By Lenny Megliola - Middlesex News, July 5, 1998.
SUDBURY - It was not exactly the career move Annie Royer had in mind.
"My first love was theater, I was always in theater," says Sudbury resident Royer. "I'm an exhibitionist, I always did shows in school. Drama and comedy. I loved it. I did a lot of dancing too. The music, the dancing, the acting. This life was calling me".
It was the 1980s, in her native Paris. The career was going so well Royer hired an agent. She landed parts in TV shows, in films and did commercials.
"...Your performance was a highlight of the two-day celebration of French culture. I am sure that you noticed the attentiveness and appreciation of our audience.
There were many warm praises for you and your music during the Fête."
Paul Carroll, Professor Canisius College, New York
"Annie's understanding of the Cabaret and "the French song book" is impressive, to say the least. I would highly recommend Annie Royer! Her performances have pleased many in attendance at our Scullers Jazz Club Shows."
Eric Preusser, Co-Producer, Scullers Jazz Club Performances