Bodacious Ladyhood

Bodacious Ladyhood

BandComedyCabaret

Bodacious Ladyhood combines the voices of three women with occasional piano accompaniment to perform jazz standards, Broadway favorites and pop obscurities. Bodacious Ladyhood is (mostly) acappella with a side of humor.

Biography

February 1999 was the first time these gals occupied the same singing space, taking part in the startup of a new a cappella group that would be named The Sassycats. Over the next year, all three women would end up leaving the group for one reason or another.

The following three years found Jenny, Loretta and Carolyn hooking up at one gathering or another and they just couldn’t stop singing together. Mexican restaurant parking lots, friends’ living rooms, no place was exempt from their guerilla-style harmonizing.

Finally, at Carolyn’s wedding in 2003, it was suggested that they start singing together again, just for fun. By fall of 2003, plans for their first show were in the works.

The pivotal moment for this group came on December 31, 2003. At a New Year’s Eve party in the Wedgewood area of Seattle, after many hilarious jokes about what the group might be called, Bodacious Ladyhood was named.

Their first cabaret show was in September 2004 at Thumper’s on Capitol Hill in Seattle, adding Deanna Schaffer on piano for some of the songs. Some Eclectic Evening played to sold out houses and many repeat customers. Milton Hamlin of the SGN called it "a spirited revue" and "a fun, fun cabaret show." Their sophomore effort in 2005 brought the largest houses Thumper's had seen in months.

Though they identify as a Seattle group, the members live in Everett, Tacoma and Lacey. The fun and the harmony are definitely worth the commute!

Discography

Live recordings of their cabaret shows are available for promotional purposes. They have not yet released a cd.

Set List

Two sets for a total 90 minute show.

Set #1
Little Shop
Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now
Boogie Woogie/Nightlife
Bei mir bis du Schoen
Kiss Him Goodbye
Bluer Than You
Monorail
Space Needle
Java Jive/Black Coffee
River Won’t Flow

Set#2
ALL GIRL BAND
STELLA
SUZY
TRUE COLORS
ROUTE 66
THE BREAKUP
WHERE’S THE MILK?
LIFELINES
YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT
INTERJECTIONS