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Kinkajou
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Other Percussion, Violin.

ABOUT

An asthmatic shepherdess (breathy but earthy) singing Brel songs with a smouldering band who have somehow wandered from a red velvet night-club into a desolate glen.

Screen name:
kinkajou
Member since:
Jan 20 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
7
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Age:
63 years

Influences

You can't really tell what's influenced you, you can only tell what you like...some of the things we like are: Scotland; Cathal Coughlan; The Handsome Family; mountains; the sea; Robert Louis Stevenson; Billy MacKenzie; the art of Remedios Varo; Nick Cave; selkie stories; Leonard Cohen; Japanese singing twins The Peanuts; Arthur H; Warsaw Village Band; Beethoven piano sonatas; Jacques Brel; Tom Waits; Souad Massi; prime numbers; Georges Brassens; libraries.

Members Of Band

Polly MacLean (vocals); Andy Chapman (guitar); Al Firrell (bass and cello).

Polly and Andy started Kinkajou as a duo and went on to release a 6-track mini-album ‘Candlelight & Scars’ on their own Happy Accident label. The expanded band’s first full album ‘Seeping Beauty’ was released in 2005 (also on Happy Accident). You can buy these CDs online and/or order individual tracks as downloads at CD Baby. ******************************************************************************* We’re currently working on a new album: got the material, just need to get it all recorded. ******************************************************************************* We’ve played regular gigs around London, including dates at the 12-Bar Club, the Borderline, the Troubadour, Blackheath Halls and a number of local festivals; we’ve also played at the Canterbury Festival, Moseley Folk Festival and the Jersey World Music Festival; and we’ve played a session for Tom Robinson’s radio show on BBC 6.