Flossie Malavialle

Funny, smart, captivating singer who chooses her songs well

It’s impossible not to love Flossie – she’s funny, she’s smart, she’s a French woman who’s made her home in north-east England, and she plays and sings in a way that captivates her audiences. She sees her role as presenting the work of others: “There are so many lovely songs to sing that I don’t feel the need to write,” she says. And she chooses well: songs by Carole King, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Kirsty McGee, Kate McGarrigle, Janis Ian, Tom Waits, Allan Taylor and Jacques Brel are among those featuring on her albums.