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Stefinitely Maybe
07-13-2008, 02:44 PM
I saw these guys today at a festival in London and they were amazingly awesome so I thought I'd write about them.

Here is their myspace. (http://www.myspace.com/kittydaisyandlewis)

They are an amazingly talented family who play old-school rockabilly style songs. The youngest girl is 15, the other girl is 18, and the son is 17. Nevertheless, their live show is incredible: they are all multi-instrumentalists, the 18 year old girl can beatbox, and the 17 year old boy sounds like a cross between Johnny Cash and Ricky Nelson.

Wikipedia says: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Daisy_&_Lewis)

"Kitty Daisy & Lewis are a three-piece band comprising the teenage siblings of the Durham family. Their music is influenced heavily by R&B, Swing, Jump blues, Country and Western, Blues, Hawaiian and Rock 'n' Roll... The trio are all multi-instrumentalists playing guitar, piano, banjo, lapsteel guitar, harmonica, double bass, ukulele, trombone and accordion between them.

Kitty Durham is the youngest of the group and primarily sings and plays drums, harmonica, ukulele and guitar. Lewis Durham is the middle child who sings and plays guitar, piano, banjo, lapsteel and drums. He collects and plays/DJ's 78rpm records and has built a home studio for the band to record in. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis do not like to use computers or any digital format during the recording process. Daisy Durham is the eldest of the group, primarily singing and drumming with piano also. They live in Kentish Town, north London and attend/attended Acland Burghley School.

The band are signed to the Sunday Best record label who released their second single Mean Son Of A Gun, a song originally cut by Johnny Horton in the 50s. This was released on 45rpm, CD and a limited edition 78rpm vinyl. The tracks were recorded at home. The vinyl was also cut by Lewis using his own equipment.

When performing live their parents, Ingrid Weiss and Graeme Durham, play double-bass and guitar respectively. Ingrid Weiss is the former drummer of The Raincoats and was made to play the double bass by Kitty Daisy and Lewis."

I took a bunch of pictures today:












And also recorded these two video clips:



Kitty Daisy and Lewis for Coachella 2009!

07-13-2008, 03:00 PM
My wife is quite a fan of this lot. I will give them a listen. Actually, i see they are playing Pukkelpop. I'll check them out there.