The Sugar Dames
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The Sugar Dames

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"Davide Rossi"

"I get high on your stuff and your voices are sensual, beautiful and expressive." - (Violinist/Producer, Goldfrapp, Coldplay, Royksopp)

"Kevin Churko"

"Wonderful. I absolutely love your tracks. Great songs and production." - (Producer/Engineer/Writer, Ozzy Osbourne, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain)

"Pablo Cook"

"Great Music. I love it." - (Writer/Producer, Lily Allen, Moby, Joe Strummer, Madonna, Robbie Williams)

"Hector Zazou"

"Excellent Music." - (Producer/Writer, Bjork, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, John Cale)

"Guy Chambers"

"Love what you're doing. Very noir!" - (Producer/Songwriter Musician, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Tina Turner, INXS)

"Les Garland"

"This music doesn't suck. These women have major talent!" - (Co-founder/Originator of MTV and VH-1, Music industry legend)

"Steve Gilmore"

"The Sugar Dames feature two, ideally suited to work together. The vocals send shivers down my spine, world class vocalists, displayed to perfection. Enough For You is an absolutely diamond song, delivered in such a way you just know it could be a massive hit in the (obviously blind and deaf) Real World. In this case beauty and musical brains make for a very potent combination, especially (so it now appears) to reviewers of the male gender (that's me.) Don't let the looks fool you, these ladies are deadly serious. Killer Alternative. A MUST HAVE." - (Music Critic)

"Paul Freeman"

The duo of singer/songwriter/producers Jenn Palmer and Christina Elen - who divide their time between Los Angeles and Nashville - fashion a sultry, sumptuous sound. Enjoy their distinctively velvety rendition of Sonny and Cher's "Bang, Bang," as well as equally alluring originals from their upcoming album." - (Palo Alto Daily News)


"These musicians are hypnotizing. Sexy isn’t strong enough to describe it – they’re mysterious, exotic – the type of artists you can’t take your eyes off during a performance. All the little nuances, responses, movements – they’re all part of the very unique Sugar Dames. Now, don’t for one moment start thinking that the Dames are only working to support a gimmick. They’re unreal talented – Voices that flow like a calming fog through the mind – composed and confident. Their latest release, “Sirens of the Broken Heart,” drips with style and the essence of The Sugar Dames. If there’s a Sugar Dames show that you can get to, get to it. Their show pulls from the past and present (much like their music) with a Vaudeville flair and professional showmanship. On top of that, the music itself will allow you to get lost in time. You’ll spend hours in your seat without a clue as to where the hands on the clock are." - Webzine


The Sugar Dames debut album "Sirens Of The Broken Heart" available on iTunes,, Rhapsody, Napster, emusic.



"We met at a sidewalk cafe. She was wearing a corset, I ordered a scotch. We started a band."

Nashville, Tennessee has long been a city revered for it's music, but
if you should ever wander into the outskirts of the city you might
encounter the unique and wonderful sounds of a seductive duo known as
The Sugar Dames. Amongst lonely antebellum homes, farm relics and
rolling hills the Dames have been hiding away--hard at work on their
first project. Jenn Palmer and Christina Elen are hardly your typical
musicians. Shying away from the bluster of the city's music scene,
they've preferred to privately concoct and perfect their haunting
musical compositions together.

Having both been solo acts for 5 years, Elen and Palmer's meeting seemed to be just a matter of fate. "We come from a long line of preachers, prophets,singers, sculptors, painters, and musicians," says Elen. "Though we're not related, our upbringings were remarkably similar. Tent revivals, traveling evangelists, inner city churches... all of these experiences led us to meeting, relating and having a deep musical connection."

Now having been a group for the past two years, The Sugar Dames deliver music that is a hybrid of the past and present, an all encompassing style. "We're influenced by anything and everything from the alternative genres to the classics, from Debussy and Tom Waits to old black gospel and Etta James." says Palmer. "We like to go the unexpected direction, but keep it applicable to the current (and future) music movement."

It's evident by the taxidermy, antique carnival posters and strange
medical equipment that adorn their studio that there is a fascination
with the darker side of life. Elen laughs when asked why The Dames
are drawn to such morose stories and subject matter in their music.
"Of course. We both grew up in the church. Scripture is full of dark
and glorious stories of life and death. Palmer adds, "But there is
also a therapeutic quality involved in expressing horrific situations
through art. We have both experienced a great deal of gloom and
gladness. That is life."

The Sugar Dames songs reflect heavily on times of grief, of heartsickness
and of loss; the perfect potion to musical expression. Recording since late 2007, their music features Jenn Palmer and Christina Elen's musical prowess in all areas of its production. Their sound is both dreamy and
powerful--evoking ghosts from the past and drawing upon an original
take on the future. It is both familiar and mysterious�a new musical
force to be savored and reckoned with.