Hello Liz, to start can you give us a short presentation? Where are you from and how did you get started as a DJ?
Hello, I have been a DJ for 11 years now. After an international career, where I had the chance to perform in around thirty countries, I turned to private events and luxury hotels. Resident for groups like “Les Airelles” or “La Réserve Genève”, I am happy to be part of this new adventure with the PVG Group! This is all the more special as I was born a year ago.
How did this nice partnership start?
The PVG Group contacted me for the first time on Instagram to form a partnership together on their establishments in La Clusaz. A few weeks later, I received a call to arrange a meeting with Philippe Gourgaud, the managing director. I had no idea what was going to come out of it at all. What a surprise when they told me about Hotel Le Pélican! I was immediately very excited to take part in this project.
Was it directly a question of offering you the position of artistic director?
At first, the discussion revolved around DJ performances. When they told me about having artists every day, I also offered to take care of all the music programming. You should know that with the different establishments I work for, I have a busy schedule. Unfortunately, it was not possible for me to be present 7 days a week, hence my proposals for artists. Also, it's great for Le Pélican and the clientele to have a great diversity of performers!
Is this a first for you? Did you enjoy programming?
I have already taken care of placing artists in establishments, but not as much. It’s an incredible experience to be able to showcase the Annecy scene! My head is full of ideas for the rest of the Pelican story.
Regarding the programming, how did you select the artists who will perform Ô Bon Bec?
All the artists who will be performing at the Pelican are people with whom I have played at various events and who have all my confidence. I preferred to place artists from the Annecy basin to start and showcase local talent! The great thing is that they all have their own unique musical style and will bring a unique festive side to the Pelican.
A final word for the end?
This summer is going to be ON FIRE!
If Liz's enthusiasm has won you over (that's for sure), go to Ô Bon Bec for gourmet and musical evenings! The program is available HERE on our Hotel Le Pélican Annecy Facebook page, in the "events" tab or in the Instagram highlight “Ô Live Set” on the @lepelicanhotel Instagram account.