Mon 31 Oct 2011 to Sun 6 Nov 2011

by Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes

Nine piece rhythm and blues big band, Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes celebrate the release of their debut album, Baby Caught the Bus. Formed in 2009 over a mutual love of early rhythm and blues records, Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes have been tearing the roof off venues all across the country including festival spots at the Big Day Out, Golden Plains and Melbourne Festival. The record has been in the making for two years and was recorded with and produced by the gifted, Steve Schram (Little Red, Little Birdy, Cat Empire, Eagle and the Worm, Ground Components). Baby Caught the Bus is an incredibly accomplished first release, moving through heart wrenching doo-wop wailing, to drunken pianos, party hysteria and tough, hard hitting soul. This collection of songs is delivered with dynamic vocal harmonies and the force of the rhythm section, with Clairy’s big soul voice and the horns leading the procession. ABC Radio National’s Tim Ritchie quips, "...this lot obviously have their live act down, but they also now have a recording that will blow a great wind across the music scene. Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes are set to take on the world."

This week's Top 10: