The Counsellors
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The Counsellors

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF
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The Counsellors - 4 track EP CD



The Counsellors are a seven piece extravaganza of a band. Their sound is classic lounge, with a twist of lemon, and an extra jigger of dry Vermouth. Comprised of vocals, three horns (trombone, trumpet and sax), guitar, bass and drums, The Counsellors swing (and we mean swing) from all over the world, with members from Australia, Canada, Brazil, Ireland and Scotland. Combine all these finger clickin’ ingredients and you have a veritable fondue of grooves, taking musical titbits from Dusty Springfield, Doris Day, Aretha Franklin, Patsy Cline, Sammy Davis Jnr and…The Carpenters.

They are headed by the Delicious Miss B (Becc Sanderson), a singer with a smorgasbord of experience. An award winning performer in her native Australia, her recent triumphs include featured vocalist with the RSNO (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) Kings of Swing Big Band for their Proms performances at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, and the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall, June 2006.

Holding the wooden spoon as MC (that’s Master Chef) is trombonist Chris Greive, composer/arranger/general jazz God extradinaire. From occupying the lead trombone chairs with the SNJO (Scottish National Jazz Orchestra) and the European touring West End show The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas, to playing with Ray Charles and Natalie Cole. It’s his deft and scrumptious arrangements that make The Counsellors simmer and cook, from swing to samba to funk.

The Counsellors repertoire is peppered with classics such as Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”, The Beatles “Do You Want To Know A Secret”, Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “Honky Tonk Merry-Go -Round”, Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Wanna Be With You” and “Sunny”, and Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made For Walkin’”. All ingredients effortlessly combined to achieve their sublime honeyed sound.

The bands latest coups include Connect Festival 2007 & The VEGAS! Grand Hogmanay Ball plus the Opening Night Party of the Edinburgh Film Festival 2008. Support slots with lounge/rap superstar Jimmy Luxury (Philly, USA) & the Royal Crown Revue (LA, USA), “The Kings of Gangster Bop”, at VEGAS plus choice private engagements including the Kings Theatre 100th Anniversary keep them in tune.

The Counsellors are here to swing your world. The tastiest of treats, with only the faintest whiff of the highest quality fromage.