The brand is highly recognised with its distinctive packaging and quality music selection. It is the unofficial soundtrack to the French Film Festival, which attracted 135,000 people nationally in 2014 - making it the biggest foreign film festival in Australia. This January So Frenchy So Chic live concert will be held around the country attracting an estimated audience of 10,000+ in addition to extensive media coverage. The extremely popular So Frenchy So Chic series is back with 29 tracks that lift the spirits, from jazz to pop to electronica. Just say Ye-Ye! and hop on board. After years of successful compilation albums and tours, Cartell Music has the savoir faire to pick French musicians that Australian audiences love. Continuing the fabulous compilations of the past few years comes So Frenchy So Chic 2015, featuring an amazing lineup, including Emilie Simon, The Do, La Femme, Francois & The Atlas Mountains and more!
The second instalment in the Trés Chic series gathers together many of the legendary icons of 1950 and 60s French music. Featuring Françoise Hardy, Gilbert Bécaud, Charles Aznavour and Sacha Distel alongside a select number of hip American jazz musicians who spent serious time in France and made music there such as Miles Davis and Art Blakey.
Born as Alberto Favata in Piacenza, Simon Luca was among the respectable figures of Italian Rock through the first half of the 70's.He started his career as Alberto Oro, having already moved to Milan, releasing some singles in a Beat style at the end of the 60's, before launching his first album ''Da tremila anni'' on Victory as Simon Luca. Later he found his own backing band L'Enorme Maria, featuring some great members of the Milanese Rock scene, such as Ricky Belloni of New Trolls and Nuova Idea fame, his brother Gigi, Eugenio Finardi, Alberto Camerini, Lucio "Violino" Fabbri (later a member of Premiata Forneria Marconi), the last drummer of Nuova Idea Flaviano Cuffari, keyboardist Franco Orlandini, harmonica player Fabio Treves and Donatella Bardi.His next album ''Per proteggere l'enorme Maria'' was again in a singer/songwriter style with rockier textures, released on Ariston.The next one and cetainly most interesting effort ''E la mia mente?'', released in 1973 on Aristion, featured again his group L'Enorme Maria.Claudio Ciampini and Claudio Bazzari show up in this record, playing the guitars.