Artist info

Genre

Roots, Indie


Sounds like

Tina Turner & the Ikettes, Ruth Brown, Garnett Mimms and the Enchanters


band members

Clairy Browne - Leading Lady, Camilla McKewen, Ruby Jones, Loretta Miller - Backing Vocals, Peter Bee - guitar, Jules Pascoe - bass, Gabriel Strangio - piano, Darcy McNulty - Sax, Nick Martyn - drums.


Influences

Sister Rosetta Tharpe , Big Mama Thornton, Etta James


Bio

Fierce leading lady Clairy Browne and her harmonizing girl group, the Bangin’ Rackettes, have been tearing down the house at venues all over the country since 2009 with highlights including touring with the Big Day Out, playing Golden Plains and Melbourne Festival. The nine piece rhythm and blues big band will take you though the hard-hitting sounds of northern soul, jump blues, doo-wop, ska and gospel with influences ranging from Etta James, Tina Turner and Prince to D’Angelo and Salt n’ Peppa. The band have recently released their debut album, Baby Caught the Bus. The record has been in the making for two years and was recorded with and produced by the gifted, Steve Schram (Little Red, Little Birdy, Cat Empire, Eagle and the Worm, Ground Components). Baby Caught the Bus is an incredibly accomplished first release, moving through heart wrenching doo-wop wailing, to drunken pianos, party hysteria and tough, hard hitting soul. This collection of songs is delivered with dynamic vocal harmonies and the force of the rhythm section, with Clairy’s big soul voice and the horns leading the procession. “There is a veritable shit-tonne of buzz circulating about Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes at the moment, which being the cynic I am, meant I approached the band with trepidation. But I got a copy of their new single and it’s a blinder; the recording is sparse and tasetful and both tunes are killer.” Dan Condon, Inpress For vinyl, downloads and CD's go to www.clairybrowne.com