Take a blustery brass front line, add salty stride piano in the timeless image of Fats Waller and a frontwoman with the attitude and style of a 30s cabaret diva and you have The Hot Sardines in a seashell. And that’s not to mention the tap dancer!
Tickets for their UK Tour in May go on sale at 10am today.
The Sardine sound is steeped in hot jazz, gypsy swing – a slice of between-the-wars Paris via New Orleans. They’re sure to take the world by storm over the next few years – their debut album was just named in the iTunes ‘Best of Year’ list.
London learned about their star quality at the EFG London Jazz Festival. 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 jazz and swing to halls all over the country.