The Last Chanteuse needs no introduction…
Like Edith Piaf , The Last Chanteuse grew up at the back of Montmartre in Paris, France. Her teenage years were spent playing guitar in an all girls punk band and watching films.
Anne Pigalle moved to London, recorded with Michael Nyman and Adrian Sherwood and then went on to sign a recording contract with Trevor Horn’s record label ZTT, with whom she recorded an album and a few singles. Hailed as the Queen of Chic Bohemia, she will tour Europe and Japan. Her self styled photo in 1985 in front of the red velvet curtain has become iconic.
Anne Pigalle moved to LA in the 90’s, she develops her film idea with the late Donald Cammell and returns to London where she produces some experimental music pieces as well as some classic songs, erotic poetry, paintings and some beautiful self portraits polaroids, exhibited at the Michael Hoppen Gallery (the show Amerotica voted 4th best in The Times in 2006 ); her role as a multi media artist becomes apparent and influential.
2011 sees the release of the trilogy : L’Amerotica I and II as well as L’Ame Erotique, a compilation of poetic and surrealists vignettes declaiming the values of personal love and erotic experiences in a world of generic and stolen ideas.
2013, an interlude album : Madame Sex : Anne paints each cover individually, she calls it the Art Cd. Madame Sex and L’Ame Erotique
2015 : Soho’s Amerotic Nights
2016: a show at the National Portrait Gallery dedicated to Bowie, Brel and Baudelaire and performs again at the NPG in 2017 during the Cézanne show
2017: An Art show at We are Cuts in Soho : Les P’tites Femmes de Soho
2018 : Plays Memo from Turner at the anniversary of the film Performance in Powis Square
2018/2019 Release of Anne’s self produced album ECSTASE on Cd and vinyl with guests musicians Glen Matlock, Terry Edwards, Paul Robinson, it’s a multi media project and wins best art film at the Portobello Film Festival
2020; Planned to play at the Adelaide festival in Australia, but cancelled for Covid reasons, Anne directs 2 short films instead for the festival.
The record Ecstase is exhibited at the Bünder Kunstmuseum in Switzerland in an exhibition called Dance me til the end of Love, along with art and music greats
Anne creates the Ecstase Art Masks