Breakout stars in their native Australia, CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN' RACKETTES--who fuse a unique blend of soul, blues, doo-wop, jazz and R&B with CLAIRY's powerful vocals at the forefront--wrapped up a brief U.S. show and promo tour last Friday.

The group stopped by AXSLive to perform "Love Letter," "Far Too Late" and "Yellowbird" from their forthcoming debut album BABY CAUGHT THE BUS out May 21 on Vanguard Records.

In more TV news, the group taped an exclusive interview and live performance with NBC TV's "Last Call With Carson Daly" which will air the night of Thursday, May 2 (1:35 AM ET/PT). Also while in Los Angeles, the band stopped by Balcony TV for a performance and interview which is now set to air Wednesday, May 15


In radio news, listen to the band's interview and three-song performance on KCSN's 88.5FM's "Afternoon Music Mix with Sky Daniels" Their first single "Love Letter" has already been #1 Most Added at Triple A Radio with airplay at Alternative stations across America as well. Look for the group to appear on NPR's "Weekend Edition" program in May.

CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN' RACKETTES and their debut album BABY CAUGHT THE BUS are gaining strong praise from the media. Bust magazine declared the album, "Big, soulful and undeniably retro" (March 2013). The LA Record hailed in a live review, "The entire band gave us a show full of sultry ballads and clap-a-long jams. The new single 'Love Letter' was a highlight as was the killer encores with great sax solos by Darcy McMulty. Browne won me over with the medley of 'The Boy Is Mine/She Plays Up to You' which momentarily broke the 60s spell with a 90s guilty pleasure" (4/11/13). The New York Music Daily added this re the band's explosive show: "Watching this band was like discovering the great long-lost collaboration between David Lynch and John Waters." (April 1, 2013). The Patriot Ledger also lauded the young group's "skillful blend of classic rhythm and blues, soulful jazz, blues and even some doo-wop vocal parts" (March 28, 2013).

About Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes:

Formed in 2009 over a mutual love of early rhythm n' blues records and rock n' roll, singer-songwriter Clairy Browne and her harmonizing group of rogue musicians The Bangin' Rackettes began rehearsing in an abandoned coffin factory in the suburbs of Melbourne. Together the nine-piece band has come a long way thrilling both festival and club crowds alike with their young, modern take on classic soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and doo-wop which plays a large part in their broad multi-generational appeal. Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes--Clairy Browne (vocals), Camilla (vocals), Loretta Miller (vocals), Ruby Jones (vocals), Jules "Crazy Legs" Pascoe (bass guitar), Darcy McNulty (baritone sax), Gabriel Strango (Piano), Peter Bee (guitar) and Ricky Martyn (drums).

Bob Zerull
Managing Editor/Contributor for Zoiks! Online
Owner of ZPNetwork - A Podcasting Network
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