Sister Cookie

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Last Show: Saturday 29 th July 2017

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

London's charismatic Sister Cookie brings her unique blend of jazz, rhythm & blues and soul to The Pheasantry once more. Possessing a powerful voice that's tender and sweet when it needs to be, the Nigeran-born chanteuse is backed by a quartet consisting of some of the finest veteran roots musicians in the capital. This little band with a big sound consistently impress audiences far and wide with their combination of original material (all written and arranged by Cookie herself) and some surprising covers.

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"... Sister Cookie takes the early part of the afternoon thanks to a performance of full-throated R&B that marks her as a special talent to keep an eye on. For a band of guitar, bass, drums and brass, this is a huge sound matched by a powerful voice that's in full evidence during the soulful Take Me Home."

Julian Marszalek, The Blues Magazine, 2016

Her debut single, a version of Willie Jones' 1962 scorcher, Where's My Money, on which she was accompanied by Turin's Soulful Orchestra, was released on the Italian label, Soulful Torino Records, in August 2014. A limited-edition, vinyl-only release, it sold out almost instantly. However, the demand for Cookie's rendition has so outweighed the supply, that Soulful Torino released a second pressing in December 2015. She has also released singles with London-based bands MFC Chicken [DMAF (Do Me A Favour b/w Tea For Two, FOLC Records, 2015] and and The Future Shape of Sound [Rise Up, Freshly Squeezed Music].

Band Lineup

Sister Cookie (vocals)

Bobby Tyler (drums)

Pete Farrugia (guitar)

Alex Bland (sax)

John Matta (bass)