Simone Craddock 'Birth of the Blues'

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Last Show: Friday 11 th May 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

From the traditional spirituals of the Deep South, to Rock n Roll, Country & blues-feel standards, no-one can resist the rhythmic lure & laughter of the Blues! Simone Craddock Collective trace the historical highlights of the most influential genre of all time, with feel-good
songs made famous by the likes of Nina Simone, Sammy Davis Jr, Ray Charles, BB King & some of Simone’s own originals.
Shake off your weekday blues with some hip-swaying, toe-tapping, bluesy goodness!

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"Exquisite...quite superb...everyone was on their feet roaring for more!"

Kind of Jazz

Simone Craddock's varied career has taken her across her native Australia, Asia, America and Europe, where she is now residing in London as a vocalist and songwriter. She has performed in some of the capital's best regarded venues, including Ronnie Scotts, Cadogan Hall, Pizza Express, Vortex, Park Chinois and Live at Zedel.

Abroad, she has performed to full houses at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Palais de Festival in Cannes, Kursaal Theatre in Belgium, Lyric Theatre in Hong Kong and most recently, the Yacht Club de Monaco and Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo.

Simone's style and repertoire emerge from an eclectic musical upbringing in jazz, country, brass & big bands, with a sprinkling of pop and disco. Whilst her passion for jazz was originally fired by the classics; Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles and her namesake Nina Simone, she continues to be inspired by contemporary artists, including Dave Matthews Band, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Melody Gardot and Amy Winehouse.

Simone's original compositions emerge from these influences and the experiences that have shaped her on her journey thus far. She is currently writing for her debut album which she hopes to release later this year.

Simone Craddock (vocals)

Chris Jerome (piano)

Yaron Stavi (double bass)

Joel Prime (drums)