Photography by Angela McConnell
“Drawing influence from Etta James, Tina Turner, The Shirelles and Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes set their own scene – sweaty, gritty dancehall 1964, big make-up and even bigger hair, late night dirty dancing, making out in the car park, cigarettes hidden in beehives, sinful shake n’ grind, high gloves and tight skirts, shark skins, slick backs and wild wild women.” – Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes Myspace
AND they are supporting The Cat Empire on their upcoming national tour in August! I had the pleasure of shooting CBBTBR (it just easier yeah and I type enough at work!) for their fundraiser event just a couple of weeks ago. The place was packed, swing dancing, spirits sipped out of jam jars, it really did live up to the sweaty, gritty dancehall picture painted. The music was pretty damn good too!
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