May 31, 2011

Fit and the Conniptions: Sweet Sister Starlight

From busking in the London Underground to assembling a host of jazzy pop players to cut an album. Wayne Myers is a DIY artist with a knack for writing catchy melancholic pop songs, about halfway The Real Tuesday Weld and The Buzzcocks. He creates his own comics too, about the ups an downs of being a professionial musician trying to make a living with his band Fit and the Conniptions.

With Sweet Sister Starlight Myers follows the back road of UK pop. Switching between blues, folk, pop and jazz the band provides a comfy bed for Myers' relaxed vocals. A superb Sunday Morning album that flows like a crystal clear brook. You would never guess that it has taken over three years to make. Myers is an entertainer, a lounge lizard and a bluesy folkie rolled into one. A below-the-radar musical Robin Hood with a soft playing band of Merry Men capable of surprise attacks.

Fit and the Conniptions:
Wayne Myers: guitar, bass, piano, vocals
Jamika Ajalon: vocals
Kevin Davy: trumpet
Saskia Doornbos: vocals
Brian Hedemann: drums
Alex Lynn: guitar
Sean Taylor: guitar
Paul Tkachenko : bass

Fit and the Conniptions: Sweet Sister Starlight

Sweet Sister Starlight is a self-released album. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from the band's website.

  1. Sweet Sister Starlight
  2. Turnaround
  3. Love Less And Live
  4. Spellbound
  5. Spider Song
  6. Wander In A Dream
  7. Many Many
  8. Mistress Song
  9. Wood For The Trees
  10. Broken
  11. Nothing's Any Fun Any More
  12. Solemn Ground
Live dates:
  • 06/01 The Luxe, 109 Commercial Street, London E1 6BG
  • 06/07 Elixir Bar, 162 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BL
  • 06/19 The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR
  • 06/22 New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS
  • 07/02 Ashley Wood Festival, Ashley Wood Farm, Fonthill Gifford, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6PY
  • 07/06 The White Lion, 232, Streatham High Road, London SW16 1BB
  • 07/19 The Green Dragon, 58-60 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1NA


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