Miss Kiddy's Jamtastic Jazz
Miss Kiddy and the Cads are currently one of the UK's hottest vintage bands and last month they launched their debut album 'Vintage Dirtbag'. The incredibly talented sextet take contemporary hits and uniquely transform them into jazz standards for a new audience.
The 'Vintage Dirtbag' compilation consists of twelve popular tracks that we all know and love, but sound like we have never heard them before.
1.'Vintage Dirtbag' (Wheatus)
2.'Song 2' (Blur)
3. 'Let's Dance' (Bowie)
4.'Need a Dollar'(Aloe Blacc)
6.'Wannabe' (Spice Girls)
7. 'Believe' (Cher)
8.'Crazy in Love' (Beyoncé)
9.'Gold Diggity' (Kanye West / Blackstreet)
10. 'Place Your Hands' (Reef)
11.'Power of Love' (Huey Lewis and the News)
12.'Ice Ice Baby' (Vanilla Ice)
The two stand out sounds for me are the jazz take of the phenomenal 'Chandelier' by Sia and the 'Power of Love' by Huey Lewis and the News. The band have gone out on a limb with these two tracks, and it's paid off in droves.
The groups creator Abi Gilchrist has said they like to think of themselves not just as a band, but as a wholly immersive experience that crosses over into jazz, cabaret, comedy and vintage. And it’s a group of hugely talented people. Ben Cummings is the trumpet player and also plays in Caro Emerald's band, the drummer Andy Jones is a music producer who produced the latest Squeeze album and their MD and pianist/song -arranger Ross Power is an award-winning composer and producer for TV and film. They also have The Undertaker on bass Eric Guy and Lil' Missy the famous tap dancer, Leah Wise'.
I couldn't agree more Abi!