Forever French

Wednesdays 8pm

Presented by Gabrielle Haumesser, Sandrine Charruyer, Emmanuelle Revelut, Mehdi Mendez, Vincent Hernandez, and Stéphanie Denizard

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Sandrine and Emmanuelle

Mehdi and Vincent



There has been a French show on Eastside Radio each Wednesday night continuously for 17 years.

Gabrielle & Sandrine started ForeverFrench as a musical program since 2000. PR Emmanuelle Revelut joined them in 2011. And now the team has grown with talented presenters: DJ Mehdi Mendez, Singer and ‘Queen Kafe’ presenter Stephanie Denizard, and Event expert Vincent Hernandez.

Canadian-Haitian-Creole singer and radio presenter Stéphanie Denizard

French Canadian-Haitian-Creole singer & radio presenter Stéphanie Denizard

ForeverFrench is about music from French speaking countries, including Belgium, Switzerland, Africa, The French Caribbean, Quebec, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Madagascar and Reunion island. Naturally we play music produced in France some of which is in English, Arabic or Corsican and even the Celtic dialect of Brittany!

All of our presenters travel to France regularly so we have the opportunity of filtering the ‘wheat from the chaff’ thus presenting a program that is current, interesting and enjoyable. We tend to play music that is often not even played in France but is always music that we adore.

Our programs include : Serge Gainsbourg, Boris Vian, Juliette Greco, Henri Salvador, Gilbert Laffaille, Jacques Higelin, Jacques Dutronc  and quirky stuff like Bobby Lapointe, Nino Ferrer, Gerard Morel, Anais, Presque Oui, Rodolphe Burger, Philippe Poirier, Ben Mazue, Bertrand Belin, Bertrand Burgalat, Mathieu Boggaerts, C2C…

And of course French jazz : the Double Six, Claude Nougaro, The Voice Messengers, Michel Legrand, Richard Galliano, Mario Canonge.

Gabrielle Haumesser used to work for French Public radio. She also ran a nightclub which promoted interesting, new artists. She fell in love with 2JJ (forerunner of today’s 2JJJ) whilst holidaying in Sydney and later moved here permanently. She sees her program as a combination of her passion for music and Eastside FM.


Sandrine Charruyer comes from Bordeaux. She grew up with 2 artistic brothers and then music has always has been part of her life. She has a strong interest in films, spirituality and humanity and loves traveling. She lived in the French Caribbean and New Caledonia before moving to Australia. There she discovered Beguine and Zouk adding yet another style to her quite eclectic  tastes.

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Recent Episodes

Forever French - 08:00pm - Wednesday 13th December, 2017

Forever French - 12:00am Wednesday 13th December, 2017
camille bazbaz - tyutto va bene
Louis chedid - les absents ont toujours tords
RELEASE: botaniques et vieilles charrue
zaz - je veux
RELEASE: zaz 2010
mika - elle me dit
RELEASE: elle me dit
johnny halidays et amy keys - i who have nothing
brigitte - My benz
RELEASE: et vus tu m'aimes
fefe - interview december 2017
RELEASE: mauve
david haliday et laura pocini - come il sole all improviso
johnny haliday - san franscisco
RELEASE: anthologie
johnny haliday - allumez le feu
johnny halliday - mon plus noel
johnny haliday - non je ne regrette rien
RELEASE: 70 eme anniversaire

Forever French - 08:00pm - Wednesday 6th December, 2017

Forever French - 12:00am Wednesday 6th December, 2017
tutto va bene - camille baz baz
RELEASE: sur le bout de la langue
tale of voice - noel blanc
RELEASE: r b soul
alain leprest /olivia ruiz - etes vous la
RELEASE: donne moi des nouvelles
edith piaf - Le noel de la rue
RELEASE: joyeux noel a very special french christmas
fefe - Aussi fort
RELEASE: mauve
charles trenet - le noel des enfants noirs
RELEASE: joyeux noel
orchestre tropicana de haiti - vive noel
clea vincent - je m ' y attendais pas
RELEASE: so french so chic 2017
coupe cloue - Noel sans lune
maryse le tarte - boobm boobm merry little christmas
kasika et benzo - nnwel fonkako
luc leandry et dicktam - noel en kompa
mc solaar - aubade
francoise Breut - si tu disais
RELEASE: vinght a trente mille jours
la vie de chateau - j'ai vide mon grenier
RELEASE: art mengo
les fils de teuhpu - cheque
RELEASE: la schnek
baby et lulu - je suis amoureux
air - ce matin la
RELEASE: moon safari
amadou and mariam - chantez chantez
RELEASE: tje ni mousso
accoustique - c est comme ca
RELEASE: les rita mistouko

Forever French - 08:00pm - Wednesday 29th November, 2017

Forever French - 12:00am Wednesday 29th November, 2017
Frehel - La Der De Der
Dalida - Chaque instant de chaque jour
Boris Vian - On n'est pas la pour se faire emerder
Brigitte Fontaine - Le mauvais coton
Carla Bruni - Keith & Anita
Les dessous del a vie - J'aime
RELEASE: La libido du living room
Benjamin Biolay - Brandt Rhasodie
RELEASE: La Superbe (Disc1)
Robin Leduc - Mais qu'est ce que ca peut faire
RELEASE: Hors Pistes
Tabou Combo - Bolero-Rap
Moussu TE Lei Jovents - Putan de cancon
RELEASE: Putan de cancon
Grace Barbe - Bagaz
RELEASE: Welele!
Vox Sambou - Souvenir
Matthieu Chedid - Onde sensuelle
Katerine - La Banane
RELEASE: The Suburds
Pauline Croze. Feat Bruno Ferreira - Chorando Si
Manu chao - Le petit jardin
RELEASE: Siberie m'etait contee
Mary May - No more lamentation feat Naaman
St. Germain - Sittin Here
RELEASE: St.Germain

Forever French - 08:00pm - Wednesday 22nd November, 2017

Forever French - 12:00am Wednesday 22nd November, 2017
Sydney Bechet - Petite Fleur
Mistinguett - Je cherche un millionaire Watch Video
Barbara - Pierre
RELEASE: Compile Divers
Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of Chicago - Comme a la radio / Like on the radio Watch Video
Sheila - Bang Bang Watch Video
Serge Gainsbourg - Les amours Perdus Watch Video
RELEASE: Couleur Cafe
Jacques Higelin - A Django Watch Video
RELEASE: Chante Vian et Higelin
Shenzo Gregorio Quintet. Feat Athesia - Autumn Leaves
RELEASE: Shenzo Gregorio Quintet. Feat Athesia
Soran - I Wish Watch Video
Stephane Moraille - Favourite
Bia - Agua na boca Watch Video
RELEASE: Coeur Vagabond
Jean Leloup - 1990 Watch Video
RELEASE: L'amour est sans pitie
The National Parcs - Clickety Clack Watch Video
RELEASE: Timbervision
Bernhari - Je pense a toi
RELEASE: Ile Paradis
Brigitte - Oh Charlie Cherie Watch Video
RELEASE: A Bouche que veux-tu
Natacha Atlas - Le Printemps Watch Video
RELEASE: Something Dangerous
C2C - Arcades

Forever French - 08:00pm - Wednesday 15th November, 2017

Forever French - 08:00pm - Wednesday 8th November, 2017

Forever French - 12:00am Wednesday 8th November, 2017
claude morgan - le sherif qui dance
RELEASE: french disco
renaud - laisse beton
RELEASE: nostalgie
franko - coller la petite
RELEASE: coller la ptite
joyce johnatan - Je ne sais pas
RELEASE: sur mes gardes
voilaaaa - on te l'avait dit
RELEASE: on te l'avait
louane - avenir
RELEASE: avenir
cendrillon - telephone
RELEASE: platinum
jai cherche - amir
RELEASE: jai cherche
yve montand - seul
michel berger - la groupie du pianist
RELEASE: beausejour
mika - elle me dit
RELEASE: the origin of love
debut de soiree - nuit de folie
RELEASE: nos idoles