Vintage Inspired Music

May 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Here’s a list of some of our fave current vintage style bands:



He is one of our fave musicians at the moment. He not only has an amazing speaking voice which is a cross between a Southern/Australian accent from about 1940 but his incredible singing voice and lyrical content is descriptive, clever and will most definitely captivate you.
He will make you wonder if he was cryogenically frozen and brought back to the present day due to his ridiculously wonderful storytelling and vintage sound. Although his stories are impossible you cant help but believe his tales of being stranded on a desert island.

His live performances are amazing, his album Jungle Blues is a real treat and we would definitely recommend you add him to your playlist. (Sometimes we play CW on repeat at PFR headquarters…. tee hee)

“In many ways, CW Stoneking is comparable to a young Leon Redbone. Yes, I know what you are thinking. Could there be anyone like Leon? There wasn’t until now.

CW likes to yodel like Jimmie Rodgers, break into falsettos like Redbone and looks like he just stepped out of an old period movie set—like maybe “The Sting” or “Bonnie and Clyde”. He really looks the part, complete with the hair close cropped on the sides, the garb from head to toe. Like Leon, he is always in the act, dressed up for the part. He plays old parlour guitars, resonators and other old time guitars and in every conceivable way gives you the retro act. The result is a farcical journey into the jungles of Africa by explorers who meet the strangest adventures, and listeners are treated to a boundlessly exciting musical joyride.”

Review taken from here



We found this band and just fell in love with this sibling group. Check out their video “Dont Make a Fool Out Of Me” it’s great!!!!!

It was a full house at Auckland’s Power station last night and this time it wasn’t just hipsters in socks and frocks who turned out to see the Kentish town siblings Kitty, Daisy and Lewis (KDL).

This time the band, who have played their unique mix of 1940s/50s roots, country, rock’n’roll, blue and ska in New Zealand three times in as many years, attracted an audience of all ages.

And if the full set and two encores worth of dancing and cheering was an indication they were appreciative of the remarkable raw instrumental talent KDL bring to a digital world.

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis Durham were, as usual, accompanied by their parents, former Raincoats drummer, “Mama Weiss” on upright bass and “Daddy Grazz” on acoustic guitar and had a guest appearance by legendary Jamaican trumpet player Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton.

And as usual the trio put on a humdinger of a show.

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