"A shimmering vocal versatility… she has the musical talent and jewel-eyed confidence to guarantee an audience a good time." Evening Standard
Selling out the Festival Hall, a national radio regular and with several albums to her credit, including this year's hit Songs of Dory Previn, Kate Dimbleby makes her debut at The Crazy Coqs with an evening which weaves her shimmering jazz vocals around some dangerously irresistible songs by Dory Previn, Sophie Tucker, Bessie Smith, Kirsty MacColl & the Rolling Stones, amongst others.
Described by The Times as ‘One of the most versatile singers on the jazz/blues circuit.. opening up her own Third Way, part-cabaret, part pop concert’, Kate Dimbleby is a natural born performer. Drawn to music from a young age, she grew up in a family where performing was the norm. Her father is the broadcaster David Dimbleby and her mother was a trained classical singer. Her uncle on her mother’s side played jazz piano, trumpet and blues harp, and inspired her with his collection of gramophone records.
With Naadia Sheriff (piano/vocals) & Jonty Fisher (bass/ukulele).
"I think I’m in love… It was said about Fred and Ginger: “she gave him sex and he gave her class”. Well, Kate Dimbleby has both already and it is a killer combination." The Scotsman
"Exhilerating new entertainment, a cocktail of blues, jazz, country, singer-songwriter pop and the sort of earthy, post-feminist humour that makes the Desperate Housewives look like members of the Salvation Army. Dimbleby is an assured and charismatic vocalist who can make the leap from a full-decibel tribute to Bessie Smith to an intimate confessional from the Dory Previn songbook.” The Times