The Sparrows of Paris
French singer in London, french jazz band in London
To book The Sparrows of Paris call us on +44 (0)7910301456 or contact us at
To celebrate VE day, The Sparrows of Paris present We'll Meet Again
The Sparrows of Paris is a jazz quartet headed by Parisian singer Carolyn Saint-Pé with accordion, guitar and double bass.
The Sparrows of Paris bring you back in time and space to Paris of the 1930s with a repertoire of vintage french chansons, gypsy jazz and the authentic jazz-musette of the period.
Private Clients Testimonials
Hotel / Restaurant Event, London
We gave such a short notice and Carolyn was really willing to help. We had a French inspired event and she was just perfect! Amazing repertoire, lovely voice and she brought with her a very professional accordionist! Our guests had an amazing time!
BreatheArts - Concert in South Bank, London
We have had the Sparrow of Paris play a number of times in our performing programme that we deliver into Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals, playing for patients staff and visitors. They bring a charm and unique blend of music and song to our hospital audience and their sensitivity and friendliness is always welcome.
Birthday Party in London
I booked Carolyn Saint-Pé to sing at my 60th French-themed birthday party and it was a big success. Carolyn and I agreed on a set list, alternating waltzes, Javas and ballads and she sang beautifully while also encouraging the guests to dance and herself joining in as well. We also indulged in a bit of sing-along which was fun. I would totally recommend Carolyn for entertaining your guests à la française !
School End of Year Celebration, London
Thank you to Carolyn for enchanting us at our end of school year party at Et Patati Patata french Saturday school in London!
You can listen to
our album Javas on:
Claro Musica (Latin America)
You can purchase the album by writing to us at
Javas was played and reviewed on
drawing by Sue Harding
drawing by Sue Harding
"London now comes just after Bordeaux in terms of numbers of its urban French population, so it’s perhaps no great surprise to hear an Anglo-French group purveying authentic-sounding popular music from an era of berets, bars and bals musettes. Their admirably retro expatriate chanteuse, Carolyn Saint-Pé, is backed by four British sparrows on accordion (naturally), clarinet, acoustic guitar and double bass. Together they serve up eight morsels at a pace jaunty enough to propel the once slightly risqué close-physical Java dance that is helping to rekindle the popularity of the musette today. Two of the six vintage chansons, ‘La Java de Cézigue’ and ‘J’suis Mordue’, were once sung by the original ‘Little Sparrow’ herself, Edith Piaf. The two remaining numbers, ‘Chez Raymond’ and the playful ‘Brexzut!’, were composed by the band and speak of the modern-day ex-pat experience. It’s a somewhat brief taste of a bygone age, but The Sparrows of Paris do it with affection, brio and enough French polish to appeal to fans of a genre that once was lost, but now seems found. If you’re based in London, be sure to catch them live and have a yourself a ‘bal.’"
issue 133 - 2017
“Even with the Thames and London Eye providing the ever-so-Anglophone backdrop, Les Moineaux de Paris, with their French java and bal-musette, will immediately transport you back to Paris in the 1920s…. For any Francophiles wanting to discover French culture or French expats wanting to feel closer to their roots, a song and a dance with Les Moineaux de Paris is a great way to French-ify your life!“
My French Life
Les Moineaux de Paris Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales no 7901779