Brel! The Show
Many are talking about him as if he has been brought back to life. On stage, Olivier Laurent does not imitate Brel, he is Brel, revisiting the lyrics of his greatest songs like his life depended on it. With this...
Many are talking about him as if he has been brought back to life. On stage, Olivier Laurent does not imitate Brel, he is Brel, revisiting the lyrics of his greatest songs like his life depended on it. With this concert already performed over a hundred times in front of audiences ecstatic or moved to tears, in Paris, Montreal, New York, Stockholm, Beirut, London or Dubai, it’s through his voice, passion, irony and sensitivity that the artist pays splendid tribute to the greatest French-language singer Belgium has ever known. Accompanied by four exceptional musicians, he gives body and soul to capture the frenzied rhythm of La Valse à Mille temps, energetically and elegantly recreates Ces gens-là, Les Vieux or Les Bigotes. And even lets us (re)discover Voir un ami pleurer from the album Les Marquises, which Jacques Brel was too ill to have the time to sing on stage. A great blast of poetry and a veritable performance. Guaranteed to thrill!
On tour in Québec and Ontario in April 2023.
Brel! The Show: phenomenal! Belgian Olivier Laurent conquered the audience at Théâtre Maisonneuve (Place des arts-Montréal) with his stunningly similar voice to Jacques Brel’s and the intensity with which he interpreted the songs of this sacred monster.
Olivier Laurent is amazing! A perfect double, an identical twin or a reincarnation of Brel! […] We love the gestures that come with his songs, his overflowing enthusiasm, his sometimes honeyed or raging voice. Everything is there, with no time out. Accompanied by 4 exceptional musicians under the direction of pianist Philippe Villa.
Thrilling: Olivier Laurent does not imitate Brel, he brings him back to life.
… Olivier Laurent n’imite pas Brel, il lui redonne vie sur scène. Un spectacle qui vous transportera hors du temps avec le meilleur de Brel…