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The Hot Sardines
May 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£10
“Simply phenomenal, crisp musicianship going hand in hand with immaculate and witty showmanship” The Times
Take a blustery brass front line, add salty stride piano and a front woman with the attitude and style of a 30s cabaret diva and you have The Hot Sardines in a seashell.
Bandleader and pianist Evan ‘Bibs’ Palazzo and lead singer Miz Elizabeth combine with the Sardine ensemble of powerhouse musicians to create a sound that’s steeped in hot jazz and gypsy swing: a taste of the Prohibition era through the Great Depression, WWII and beyond. The outfit encompasses brass, a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and Miz Elizabeth’s singing — a voice that harkens back to another era, yet feels refreshingly modern. Fusing musical influences from New York, Paris and New Orleans; The Hot Sardines play hot jazz as it was in the era when live music was king.