Gallic guitarist Thomas Dutronc may be a “fils de” (the “son of” a public figure) – his mother is glamorous ‘60s chanteuse Françoise Hardy, and his father actor/singer-songwriter Jacques Dutronc – but Thomas has stepped out of his parents’ shadows to carve out a name for himself and his popular brand of French gypsy jazz.
The 42-year-old award-winning musician is touring once again following the success of his latest album Éternels jusqu’à demain, produced by Jon Kelly (who’s worked with Paul McCartney and Kate Bush among others). Kelly’s distinctly British touch means there’s a dash of Brit-pop alongside Dutronc’s traditional manouche sensibilities.
But his musical comeback has been a long time coming; fans have waited for four years for new material, and his upcoming Paris show will be the cherry on the cake for many. And with such star pedigree, it’s fitting that Dutronc will be appearing at the iconic Casino de Paris, one of the French capital’s most legendary venues.
Thomas Dutronc at the Casino de Paris: 6 April 2016, 8:00pm. Tel: +33 8 926 98 926. Tickets €49 – €59
From France Today magazine