Funk Band(2 Reviews)
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Bermondsey, London
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Seven Piece Band, "Plum Busby", comprising of a lead female vocalist, a backing female vocalist, pianist, bass, drums, male vocalist/guitarist (stand up comedian), chromatic harmonica player or other wind instrumentalist or possibly accordion, diatonic harmonica and string player.
Skipping from genre to genre with unusual covers and occasional originals.
Tracy also performs a one woman show "Bless Em All" on the music of WW1 which included music from the time along with original pieces by Paul Sand. This goes out with a piano player and a projector screen for images. Cur ... rently the show also goes out with a techie to operate the projector.
The latest set list: In The Summertime, Our Day Will Come, Under The Bed, Monkey Man, Hexamshire Lass, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Silver Dagger, Angie Baby, Stay Down Here Where You Belong (Irving Berlin), What A Wonderful World, The A Train, My Boy Lollipop, Strawberries, How Long Has This Been Going On?, Come Into My Kitchen, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, I've Got A Brand New Pair Of Roller Skates, Dimming Of The Day, Carey, Es EL Sol, Raspberry Beret, Cielito Lindo.
The Songs from my one woman show "Bless Em All" include: Bless Em All, Just A Song A Twilight, If It Wasn't For The 'O ... uses In-between, Pretty Baby, Music Hall Medley (Down At The Old Bull and Bush, Daisy, Daisy, Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?, Let's All Go Down The Strand, The Man That Broke The Bank at Monte Carlo, My Old Man Said Follow The Van, When Father Papered The Parlour, Knock Em In The Old Kent Road, Any Old Iron, If You were The Only Girl In The World, Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Te-Yay, I'm 'Enery The Eighth, ), Your King and Country Need You, It's A Long Way To Tipperary, Oh It's A Lovely War, Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts For Soldiers, Stay Down Here Where You Belong, Dulce Et Decorum Est (original score ), I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier, Keep Right On To The End Of The Road, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Though principally a singer Tracy graduated from Middlesex University with a BA in Performing Arts majoring in Dance and began her career in cabaret, sharing the bill with Tommy Cooper amongst others.
Her performance credits span playing Principal Girl to Lynda Baron’s Principal Boy in panto to singing with a twelve piece salsa band, (Cayenne). She has supported Nina Simone at Ronnie Scott’s and sung with Dean Friedman and Ian Shaw at such venues as The 606, The Vortex and The Pizza Express Dean Street. She promotes and is lead singer in the seven piece band Plum Busby playing regularl ... y at The Hideaway (Streatham), The Kings Head Downstairs and many other venues in and around London and the South East.
From 1994-2004 Tracy ran a successful art gallery on the South Bank in Shad Thames and is currently a celebrated teacher of Pilates at her own studio in Tower Bridge.
Reviews (2 Reviews)
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