Sound Premiere: Bandini. Such A Night.
Bandini is a singer-songwriter born and bred in Italy and based in London, raised on jazz and blues and the art of storytelling and song-writing from an early age. He began showcasing his talent on the London streets before building a presence on the Open Mic circuit with his individual blend of acoustic jazz and blues and distinctive vocals.
His new single Such A Night, a version of the Dr John classic is released on January 13th at a special gig at one of the coolest places around, the wonderfully bohemian, Jamboree in London. Bandini will be playing with his exciting live ten piece band.
The cd has two tracks and the second is Song Of The Devil (Live at Perry Vale).
His band on the night features: Luigi Rignanese (Bass/Double Bass) Richard Blenkinsop (Guitar), Richard Castle (Sax, Flute) Meri Lathi (Clarinet) Oliver Presman (Mellophone), Georgia Piper, Jenny Lagerholm, Sandra Sorio (Choir).
He is also recording his new album Barflies, which will be produced by Camelle Hinds (a stalwart of the UK R&B and funk scene who has played bass with many including the Style Council), at the Perry Vale studio in Forest Hill. Such A Night is the first single from the album.
You can pre order from iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1192593772?ls=1&app=itunes
Bandini has been described as ‘the bastard child of Tom Waits and Cab Calloway.’ How can you not be intrigued by that?
Photography by Rachel Lipsitz