Tuesday 7th June 2016
£40.00 - £60.00
London learned about their star-quality at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014. Their two sold-out shows were flashy, fun and had the audience quite literally dancing in the aisles. The rest of the UK got a glimpse of the magic when they performed on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show and now they’re back for a UK-wide tour to bring New York hot to halls all over the country.
The marriage of early-American jazz with the mischievous twist of French culture unique and infectious. Parisian-born Miz Eliz sings eloquently and effortlessly in both French and English – and sometimes in Mandarin, just for fun (Chinatown, My Chinatown –Jerome/ Schwartz, 1910) – and also writes original songs in both languages.
The Hot Sardines' self-titled debut on Decca was named in iTunes ‘Best of Year’ list.
Their live show was simply phenomenal, crisp musicianship going hand in hand with immaculate and witty showmanship. No detail was left undone, right down to the politely frenzied tap dancing of Edwin “Fast Eddy” Francisco. What a treat. Next time you can be pretty sure they’ll be playing a bigger venue’ (**** Clive Davis, The Times)
‘Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and his sidemen know how to have fun without skimping on musicianship, while Miz Elizabeth delivers worldly-wise, Peggy Lee-ish vocals’ (The Sunday Times)
‘One of the best jazz bands in NY today.’ (Forbes)
‘A sound and style that are distinctly their own’ (Vanity Fair)
‘Unforgettably wild, consistently electrifying. A live music powerhouse’ (Popmatters)
‘Few brought it with as much raucous energy and panache as The Hot Sardines. This foot-stomping outfit captured the spirit, as well as the letter, of the music, handling the nearly 90-year-old tunes like living, breathing music rather than precious museum artifacts’ (Downbeat)
‘Elizabeth Bougerol, born in Paris, has a sweet and soulful voice that brings to mind jazz singers working in similar idioms, like Madeleine Peyroux and Cyrille Aimée’ (The New York Observer)
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“One of the UK’s hottest singers…she effortlessly moves from soul-diva to sensual and sophisticated jazz.” – Time Out
“The moment she starts to sing she becomes a commanding, strutting presence, scatting with an infectious relish.” – Telegraph
“She’s Joss Stone and Erykah Badu x 20… I saw her play recently and it was just incredible. She’s a truly real, beautiful star, worthy of everyone’s attention.” Jamie Cullum
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