Live Review: Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes

23 December 2013 | 10:29 am | Francesca Palazzolo

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, well worth doing the Walk of Shame for.

The night's festivities were opened quietly by Miles & Simone's acoustic countrified goodness. Their voices blended together so smoothly and clearly, kind of like a cool drink of water on a hot summer's day. Simone looked gorgeous in her 50's siren get up and Miles kind of had me swooning a little with his deep, baritone vocal delivery. The songs were sweet and not displeasing to the ear, so I was a little sad when their set came to what seemed an abrupt end.

Ev Jones of Jones JNR. is one hell of a vocalist, let's just get that clear from the start. His voice has emotional overtones that leave you feeling his pain and wanting to just give the boy a hug and a good feed. Bringing some soul to the Aussie hip hop and R&B scene, the collaboration between the Jones boys successfully combine genres to create something that more closely resembles pop. Exposure to the right audience could see this crew take off.

Some words to describe Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes: Sassy, sexy, saucy, simply superb! All alliteration aside, Clairy Browne is a true diva and another vocalist that reminds one that we don't need shows like “The Voice” et al to unearth talent in Australia. Just leave the house and head out to a show now and then. And what a show it was. There was dancing, choreographed superbly one might add, and the Rackettes looked so glamorous in their black lace frocks. Clairy wore hers over nude underpinnings and looked amazing. There was suggestive between song banter, and even though Clairy was troubled by what seemed like non-existent fold back on stage, it all sounded perfect front of house. The audience were treated to some new songs off a forth coming album which were very well received but the audience did go particularly nuts for Love Letter. Musically, the interplay between the tenor sax and Clairy's vocals take the songs from merely marvellous to audibly awesome. And while the girls are clearly the stars in this troupe, the boys do a stellar job of backing them up  with some fine musical arrangements. Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes, well worth doing the Walk of Shame for.