I witnessed one of the best live bands I think I have ever seen last weekend - Kitty, Daisy and Lewis at the tiny Tapestry Festival near Radlett. They actually made the whole afternoon sound and feel that much bigger than it really was, in a good way of course. Let me explain - three siblings with an obvious 50's slant on clothing, instruments and music proceeded to rock, jitterbug, waltz, skank and roll their way through a dozen or so songs steeped in jive, rockabilly and country. As if that wasn't enough, the small crowd were going a bit dotty with excitement AND all three core members of the group seemed to be able to play every bleedin' instrument ever made.
X-Factor? Britain's Got Talent? Masterchef? Smoke 'em all, I say - KD&L really can swing their pants and yours. Hell, they've even released a few singles on 78's - that's devotion to the vintage cause for you. They sure do love their 40's and 50's music too, citing Louis Jordan, Johnny Cash and Booker T and the MGs as influences.
Fancy going to see them then? Read on.....
This trio (plus accompanying musical family) are on the road again in August, alongside a few more festival dates. Manchester is the first port of call on the 4th, followed by Liverpool on the 5th and Glasgow on the 6th. Tickets are under a tenner (with the odd fee added) and can't come more highly recommended, to be honest.
Festival appearances include Lounge on The Farm 2010 (this Saturday - don't forget our competition to win tickets to this event - enter via the "Enter Competition" button below, or our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/allgigs - closing midnight Wednesday!), Latitude on the 15th, Secret Garden Party on the 22nd, Belladrum - Tartan Heart Festival 2010 (Inverness) on the 7th August, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on the 8th, Harvest at Jimmy's 2010 on 11th September and the Thames Festival on the 12th. And that's not even mentioning their stints around Germany, Belgium and France.
Ooh yes - there's a second album in the pipeline as well (release date TBC). Hubba hubba.