Sweet Claudette & Vibe Axis
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Sweet Claudette & Vibe Axis

Troy, Michigan, United States | INDIE

Troy, Michigan, United States | INDIE
Band Blues R&B


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Born in small town Heflin, Alabama, the family Sweet Claudette migrated north and eventually settled in Detroit, Michigan, home of the Motor City blues.
Sweet Claudette (Harrell-Manning) blends a potpourri of urban funk, R&B and countrified blues and has entertained US audiences in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois and in Alabama. Claudette has crossed the the Canadian border to perform both with the James Anthony Band and her band in Burlington, Kitchener and Windsor, ONT.
Blues Songstress, Sweet Claudette is a mistress of tastefully sassy, raw and funky urban blues and a force to be reckoned with. Her down home style is contagious and guaranteed to raise the roof! Sweet Claudette gives you blues straight up with no chaser. Her shows are family friendly and fun. She has been known to occasionally take a song up close and personal into the audience.
“Sweet Claudette is a singer with a deep, sultry delivery. Although she is not a shouter, she can belt a lyric out.” Blue Skunk Music ~ posted on in a Mood.blogspot.com Sweet Claudette and her blues band can also deliver some of the spunkiest, sassiest, stankiest, funky blues.

“Claudette is the epitome of Detroit finger-snapping party blues, but she’s also a master at the low down. “ --- Mark E. Gallo, BluesByte ---.
"Sweet Claudette is one of the best creative ‘unsung’ songwriters in the Midwest. Sweet Claudette’s original blues songs run the gamut of funky, country, jazzy, classic up-tempo and slow blues feel. “Sweet Claudette is a sultry, deep-voiced singer and songwriter ...”, writes reviewer, George Fish in Illinois Blues Blast E-Zine.

Sweet Claudette fronts a 5-6 piece bad azz band, with wonderful rich horns intertwined into her music. Dubbed Detroit's Matriarch of the Blues, Sweet Claudette has achieved local, regional, national and international status while singing the blues to fans in bars, clubs, on festivals and lounges. Sweet Claudette’s music continues to make the Roots Music Airplay and other blues charts around the world.

Sweet Claudette has been recognized by the Blues Hall of Fame as a Master Blues Artist and Michigan's Ambassador of the Blues.

With several albums under her belt, this blues woman cites blues folk such as: Willie King, Etta James, Katie Webster, and Alberta Adams as some of her biggest influences. They don’t just sing, they made me feel it.

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