Roxane Arnal

Guitarist, singer, composer, Roxane Arnal, under a delicate appearance, reveals an astonishing musical maturity and a striking poetic expressiveness.


Roxane began music very early on with the piano, but it was when she discovered Utopia, a club where many Parisian bluesmen played, that she really considered becoming a musician and guitarist in particular. At that time, she spent her time on her instrument transplanting Eric Clapton and BB King. When the time comes to enter high school, she enrolls in a preparatory class for the Music Professions Technician Certificate and after a folk/blues guitar course, she decides to create a duet with her teacher: Michel Ghuzel.


It is the birth of Beauty and the Beast which goes on stage for the first time as an opening for Paul Nobody who had spotted the two musicians. In 2012, Roxane is only 16 years old and is learning at full speed to play the double bass, the ukulele, the mandolin and the duo is developing a repertoire made up of standards (Duke Ellington, Willie Dixon, Robben Ford, etc. ) and some personal compositions which allowed them to win no less than 5 prizes at the “Cahors Blues Festival” and “Blues sur Seine” springboards! Since then, she has given more than 300 concerts, notably at the Festiblues International de Montréal, Jazz à Vienne, Blues sur le Zinc, Guitare Issoudun, New Morning, Internationales de la Guitare de Montpellier, Rencontres d’Astaffort, etc.). Their album “Something New” is critically acclaimed, broadcast on Europe 1, Sud Radio, FIP and ranks in the top 5 of the Blues Radio Committee. Dubbed by Culturebox “bowler hat and bluesy leather boots”, Beauty and The Beast will be widely reviewed in Blues Mag, Jazz News, Rock & Folk, Blues Again which writes: “A High class album where everything is finely chiseled”.

From her meeting with Baptiste Bailly in 2018, a new repertoire of original folk-blues compositions with jazz and pop mornings was born.


The duo moved to Valencia (Spain), gradually composed and recorded several titles at the JazzTone studio. They are joined by David Gadea, a key percussionist on the Valence scene. From this research was born their first EP “Doorways” supported by SACEM (Self-Production), which will be the embryo of the Elior album.


Back in France, “Elior” took shape when they met musicians Antony Gatta (drums) and Clément Faure (guitar – bass). Supported by British director and multi-instrumentalist Duncan Roberts, they bring a new dimension to the compositions of the two protagonists.