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female bureau of investigation

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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"Taking over the intelligent funk scene is Sasha Sumner, a singer/saxophonist and her band Female Bureau of Investigation. Check them out!"
-Cups Magazine Editor, Issue #86 - Cups Magazine


Female Bureau of Investigation band incorporates farcical performance.

Bitches with Switches is a series of comedic skits involving strong women interacting with male political leaders.

International issues are refocused in a humorous and personalised way, often concluding with a well deserved flogging. The role of the dominatrix-inspectress is to poke fun at the current power-play that is feeding our international debate and to present a different, though farcical, perspective. 'Bitches with Switches' is a spectacle of overt dominance and submission rooted in political satire. The content investigates on a personal/local level as well as an international one.

-G.G., editor
- The Greenline Newspaper, Brooklyn


Female Bureau Of Investigation is the creation of Sasha Sumner, who sings, plays sax and writes the band's material.

The band is back with their second album, Internal Affairs, mixing elements of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Reggae and Funk.

Internal Affairs opens with Gotta Let Go, a message to a suitor to get over past loves and get in the moment. The quasi-experimental jazz feel makes Gotta Let Go feel like something of a Cabaret piece. Sumner's voice may remind readers of Monica Attell but with perhaps a slightly more lyric quality.

-Wildy of Wildy's World
- Wildy's World


Discography

FBI has released 2 CD's with Sasha's label SubSister:
Female Bureau of Investigation - Internal Affairs
Female Bureau of Investigation - Jelly Belly

Listen on SashaSumner.net
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Female Bureau of Investigation, originated by Sasha Sumner as an all-girl idea, the project quickly morphed into a mixed gender art band with multiple members. 
With jazz and blues grooves the band also features King Solomon an R&B soul singer, and funky trumpet, sax and trombone horn lines. Sasha turns daily life upside down with quirky lyrics, sometimes humorous, with hope or lost innocence, and songs such as NuErotic Yellow or Semiotix of the Dirty Mind. FBI continues the investigation.

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