The King, the Rose and the Lou(p) | In the annals of the Francos

“We don’t know if we’ll have an opportunity like this again! ‘ Ariane Roy started. “I’m thrilled,” added Lou-Adriane Cassidy. Ostie we like that, making music together! “The inevitable has happened.

Posted on June 19th

Emily Cote

Emily Cote
The press

Chilly weather and raindrops wouldn’t stop a queen from dominating, a rose blooming and a wolf howling.

And a crowd to attend a show that will mark the ghosts. A show that brought together three of the most gifted and inspired singer-songwriters of their generation: Ariane Roy, Thierry Larose and Lou-Adriane Cassidy.

the title of the show, The King, the Rose and the Lou(p)was a reference to two event concerts that used the same concept, viz I saw the wolf, the fox, the lionwhich brought together Félix Leclerc, Gilles Vigneault and Robert Charlebois in 1974, as well as The wind, the sea and the rock, in which three stars of the moment appeared with the Francos in 2003, Daniel Boucher, Éric Lapointe and Kevin Parent. All men (including two whose reputations are no longer very enviable)…

Happily welcome (again) to 2022, where it would be unthinkable that a musical gathering at the top would not include women.

Especially when their names are Ariane Roy and Lou-Adriane Cassidy.

Flyaway hair and outfits halfway between grunge and disco, what a fiery look and presence they had on the Clark Street stage while standing alongside their friend and third headliner of the night, Thierry Larose, who performed the Félix-Leclerc -Song prize had received the beginning of the evening.

The union of their talents obliged, the audience only had great melodies to put on their lips. The trio got the ball rolling you wanted to talk by Ariane Roy, Cantalou by Thierry Larose and Yes, the snake is watching us by Lou Adriane Cassidy.

We were in the front row and what excitement emanated from the stage! The girls danced feverishly, Thierry Larose closed his eyes to believe if it was all really true.


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Ariane Roy and Thierry Larose

The tempo slowed as they performed what might be the most beautiful French ballad of the last decade with three voices and three guitars, Twenty Five Penny Island by Thierry Larose. nice to cry

friends first

Longtime friends Ariane Roy, Thierry Larose and Lou-Adriane Cassidy have been on stage together long before the show was conceived The King, the Rose and the Lou(p). They like each other as much as they admire each other, they told the crowd.

They are three experienced instrumentalists, but the chemistry between them also gave them a lot of lightness and nonchalance as performers on Saturday night at Francos. You had to give Lou-Adriane Cassidy your all on his “Hole” versionbetween my legs.


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Lou Adriane Cassidy

Or watch them perform the song with Ariane Roy – they’ve known each other since they were 9 years old girls to dress up.

Otherwise, we still get goose bumps when we think back to when Thierry Larose gave it keyword every time for the first notes of his pop home run, The Lovers of Pompeii.

ten on stage

To complete the enviable headlining trio we found on stage Charles-Antoine Olivier and Pierre-Emmanuel Beaudoin on drums, Sam Beaulé on bass, Dominique Plante on guitar and Vincent Gagnon and Odile Marmet-Rochefort on keyboards.

The title of musical director of the show went to the one who works with “the king, the rose and the wolf”, namely Alexandre Martel (Anatole). Hats off to all his work.

There was something about the show, attended by many teenagers, that could reassure us about the future of French singing.

Ariane Roy, Thierry Larose and Lou-Adriane Cassidy embody a generation of inspired, talented but above all uninhibited musicians.

To end the show before the unexpected and impromptu encore (we heard in the distance as we left Between Matane and Baton Rouge by Isabelle Boulay) the evening’s trio – against all odds – invited Gilles Valiquette to interpret his great success with him life in pink. A nice token of respect for the great Québec pop of the past.

Ariane Roy, Thierry Larose and Lou-Adriane Cassidy showed class and enthusiasm. It was an opportunity to attend their show that could have taken place on the big stage and will remain in the annals of the Francos.

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