WINTER EP - OUT 02/11!
The final House Band EP of 2018 - Winter - is out 2nd November 2018.
Check out a preview on SoundCloud below! And pre-order it here.
Kansas Smitty’s House Band presents: Winter
Released 2nd November 2018
Kansas Smitty’s Records
Available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer
Kansas Smitty’s House Band bring you their fourth and final EP of 2018: Winter. The EP is made up of songs that'll warm your soul. The tracks were all recorded in different places, and in one case different time zones, across the last three years, but all share the mood we need to get through the winter months. The band has put out four EPs throughout the year which achieved extensive playlisting on Spotify. They were shortlisted for the Jazz FM UK Jazz Act of the Year award and are releasing a full length album in December featuring their best tunes from all of their 2018 output.
The lead track 'Take Me Home' is a celebration of band leader Giacomo Smith’s hometown of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. It features American guest vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and long time friend of the band Curtis Stigers. 'Twentieth Century', a heartfelt paean to the sounds of Duke Ellington, has been a stalwart feature of the bands live sets all year long.
The late-night Edward Hopper-esque snowy street scene of ‘After Midnight’ then moves into the Stax groove of 'Those Lies You Told Me'. Penned by the House Band's own instrumentalist, Pete Horsfall back in 2015, it's been biding its time in the archives for the right moment.
Upcoming Live Shows:
9th November: Sage Gateshead, Newcastle
10th November: Mercelis Theatre, Brussels
11th November: Lavoir Moderne Parisien, Paris
20th November: Kansas Smitty’s, London (London Jazz Festival)
7th December: Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick
8th December: Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
9th December: Bridge Theatre, London
‘Audiences love this band. Everybody loves this band.’ - Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News
'They dance to the beat of their own drum. Totally unpredictable!' - Cerys Matthews, BBC
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‘Festival favourites wherever they go’- Jazzwise