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LBF presents: MA BESSIE (Bessie Smith Blues)
July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Building on her passion for the Empress of the Blues, Julia Titus formed the band in mid-2015 to share the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation of listeners. Mixing Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic band that look as well as sound the part, Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot band mix classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter-war years with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music. Whether you’re looking for a trio for an intimate club gig or a full five-piece band for a large festival stage, Ma Bessie has something for you.
The Ma Bessie repertoire includes classics such as ‘Careless Love’, ‘Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out’ and, of course, ‘Gimme A Pig Foot (And A Bottle Of Beer)’. The band can also add additional songs in order to give you the tailor-made performance your event deserves.
With sell-out performances across the Thames Valley and a growing reputation for their authentic sound, Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot band can help to add some style, class and excitement to any event, club or festival.
“Booking Julia is always a pleasure, she is one of those rare acts who has a calming effect as she walks in. There are several guarantees with JT – there will be smiles, a connection with the audience, superb music and you will be asked ‘When is she coming back’ a lot.” Andy Wilkin, Third Friday Blues Club, Reading