Deanna Knight & The Hot Club Of Mars
ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
Deanna Knight landed the job as chanteuse with the Hot Club Of Mars by
telling guitarist/band-leader/famed luthier Michael Dunn that she had
a CD of my own material, sung jazz standards with a big band, run my own
singing telegram service, oh, and attended 54 Grateful Dead concerts.
you're hired. Let's play some tunes! The Hotties, as they
are affectionately known, like to think of themselves as extraterrestrial
musical raiders. They boast a triple threat on gypsy guitars: Michael Dunn,
Steve "Bugsy" Szabo and Don Kellett, with bassist Charlie Knowles,
Tom Neville and sax / flute / harmonica wizard Mark Dowding completing the
line-up. They are launching their new CD, Kiss Of Fire, at this opening
concert / cabaret.The new CD includes two scorching hot tunes penned by Don
Kellet, and some sultry Brazilian rhythms, too. Tom Neville - who joined the
band after they released their debut CD Gypsy Fire - really excels on the
new tunes with some inspired solos. And Deanna Knight's voice soars and
weaves its magic around classics like "Lover Come Back To Me," "J'attendrai,"
and the sensuous tango rhythm of the title track.
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret will begin the evening on Friday with their 30's style choreography. They will also provide free swing dance lessons at the start of each evening.