THE BASEMENT BAR
Thu 2nd April 8:00pm
KATE THOMAS: Through a hidden door, you descend the stairs down to a smoky basement. The smell of aged wine and sweet cocktails entice the senses as you approach. Candlelight illuminates a bar scene and on stage a mysterious brunette bares her soul as she sings “How did I get back here again….”
“How did I get back here again” is a new raw jazz ballad by London based singer-songwriter Kate Thomas and was released by Howl from the Embers this January. This latest release by Thomas echoes back to an early style of jazz that was embodied by singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. It combines that classic jazz feel with modern production and a nod to contemporary jazz artists such as Melody Gardot, Zaz and Madeleine Peyroux.
Currently getting airplay on Jazz London Radio and Jazz UK it is certainly getting lots of feedback from its listeners!
“The emotional delivery gives me chills!”
“Stunned into silence”
“You’re gonna be in love!”
For this special event Thomas will not only perform her latest single she will also take you on a “Journey Through Jazz” looking at jazz through the ages and throughout the world! Expect a journey that explores blues, jazz standards, Bossa Novas, Tango, Gypsy Jazz, Nu-Jazz plus some other surprises!
Thomas known for her powerful and expressive vocals is quickly establishing herself at the well-known jazz and roots venues in and around London. Already performing headline shows at The Bulls Head Jazz Club, Spice of Life, Toulouse Lautrec and The Nightjar to name but few. Thomas was also selected to headline BBC Radio’s, Jumoke Fashola’s “Jazz Verse Jukebox” at her annual “Ones to Watch” concert at Hoxton Hall.
And this is what they are saying!
“One of the most entertaining and engaging shows I have ever experienced … Kate’s phenomenal charisma and encouragement of audience interaction created an electric atmosphere … an exceptionally talented performer; the audience singing along, dancing and rewarding every song with rapturous appreciation … such a superb talent … She is certainly one to watch and an artist we hope to work with again in the near future.” – ARTHOUSE MUSIC
“Like Edith Piaf and Judy Garland all wrapped up in one!” Helen Lederer
“Where the energy of rock blends with the intimacy of folk!” A&R Factory
“Sultry Dame” All About Jazz
“Delightful!” BTL Jazz