Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis


Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are a three-piece band comprising the teenage siblings of the Durham family. Their music is influenced heavily by R&B, swing, jump blues, country and Western, blues, Hawaiian and rock 'n' roll. They are all multi-instrumentalists playing guitar, piano, banjo, lapsteel guitar, harmonica, double bass, ukulele, drums, trombone, xylophone and accordion between them.

Kitty Durham (16) is the youngest of the group and primarily sings and plays drums, harmonica, ukulele, banjo, trombone and guitar. Daisy Durham (21) is the eldest of the group, who primarily sings and plays drums, piano, accordion and xylophone. Lewis Durham (19) is the middle child who sings and plays guitar, piano, banjo, lapsteel and drums. He collects and plays/DJ's 78rpm records and has built a home studio for the band to record in. It consists of 1940's and 50's recording equipment such as 8 track tape machines and vintage BBC and RCA microphones. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis do not use computers or any digital format during the recording process. They live with their parents in Kentish Town, north London. Daisy and Lewis have already left school, while Kitty still attends Acland Burghley School and is currently (2009) in her final year of GCSEs.

 They have supported artists such as Jools HollandMikaBilly BraggMark Ronson andRazorlight at London's Earls Court Arena. They will be touring with Coldplay around America in July and August 2009. 

When performing live, their parents, Graeme Durham and Ingrid Weiss play guitar and double-bass. Graeme Durham is a founding member and mastering engineer at The Exchange recording studios in London, and Ingrid Weiss is the former drummer of The Raincoats and was encouraged to play the double bass by Kitty Daisy & Lewis.

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