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Inspired by the ’60s piano-drums blues recordings of Otis Spann & S.P. Leary, Chicago based 3-piece ensemble brings a fusion of blues & soul-jazz on a “punk kick” for a sound all their own in support of new album release, “No Hotel,” on Yellow Dog Records! Featuring Johnny Iguana, Michael Caskey, Yana.
The White Stripes and Black Keys rock the blues with a guitar attack. Like the Bad Plus, the Claudettes brandish a piano instead. But the Claudettes have created their own fanatical fusion of blues and soul-jazz—like Ray Charles on a punk kick. Imagine an amped-up piano hybrid of Otis Spann, Ray Charles and Mose Allison, joined by a jolly madman drummer and conducted in gonzo fashion by Raymond Scott. File under: post-burlesque? Neo-vaudeville? Cosmic cartoon music? You’ve never seen an instrumental duo like this. Add Claudettes’ new hire, singer/dancer Yana (and her array of ’60s French “ye-ye” songs), to the mix and you’ve got a band like no one else on theView more
47 E. Market Street, Akron, OH 44308