LIVE REVIEW: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis @ The Cluny, Newcastle (31.01.16) | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis takes to the stage in fine form; their insatiable grooves are evident from the off, opening with a rousing, foot-stomping rendition of attitude filled Bitchin’ in the Kitchen. Tonight is a true family affair, with mum Ingrid and dad Graeme joining the band as they transcend the need for genre with a wildly eclectic sound. These multi-instrumentalists are consistently hopping around the stage, changing instrument between almost every song. Their set flirts with a variety of sounds from the ska-inspired Turkish Delight, complete with special guest Eddie ‘Tan Tan’ Thronton, to the laidback soulful tones of Never Get Back.

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They’re at times delicate and in others brash, whenever Lewis takes centre stage, the band’s rock ‘n’ roll sound is really set free. The highlight of this comes when Lewis and Kitty share the lead on the frenetic It Ain’t Your Business, packed with sharp hooks and a mouth organ solo. Whilst the heavy influence of the 50’s and 60’s is pertinent in many of the band’s tracks, No Action has a modern pop feel to it; Daisy’s impassioned lyrics oozing from the funky track. Tonight they’re filled with attitude and possess a well-earned swagger, and their set has something for everyone, from hook-laden rock ‘n’ roll to heartfelt passionate ballads.

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