"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 POETS & PIŇA COLADAS, 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
"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