This hugely talented and charismatic act create a fresh jazz swing sound that will entertain guests at any event.
The Dappers were formed over ten years ago to show off their superbly stylish playing style as well as well as their supremely sharp suits! They have been polishing their shoes and their swinging sound ever since and their teamwork is the charm of this act.
Catherine’s incredibly sensuous voice stuns audiences everywhere she sings. With the ability to draw emotion from every lyric and musical motif her original arrangements of well trodden classics provides a harmonious backdrop for intimate and relaxed events and celebrations. Accompanying herself on the guitar Catherine can perform solo or with other instrumentalists for a more broad sound. But either way Catherine’s dexterous vocals and elegant phrasing make her an essential ingredient for a soiree.
La Belle is the sum of one harp, a harmonium, the melodica, some strings, horns, double bass, drums, the ukulele, a clarinet, guitar…and one quite extraordinary songwriter and front-woman. She is Lucinda and her majestic debut album ‘My Voice & 45 Strings’ was released earlier this year on Island Records.
Belle’s musical life began aged six, when she was dragged kicking and screaming by her mother to classical recitals at the Royal Festival Hall. To everyone’s surprise, Belle found herself falling for the harp, in all its 45-string-glory. Lucinda quickly began playing with purpose, joining the National Children’s Orchestra and cramming her harp into the back of a Ford Fiesta for trips up and down the country. Life on the road with her harp became the catalyst for Lucinda’s adult life. She has gone on to tour and record with the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Rufus Wainwright, Annie Lennox and Missy Elliot.
Let’s face it: who can resist three bewitching females dressed in delightfully matching attire, singing in close harmony and moving in impeccably synchronized steps? Just like the Andrews Sisters, who took the genre to the top (one hundred and thirteen songs in the American charts between '38 and '51...), the Acapellis have long become synonym with the intoxicating mix of music and style they call Swing-Pop, and have won hearts all over the world.