Sweet Soubrette will be celebrating the release of their sophomore album Days and Nights with a special show on Saturday, January 8 at the Bowery Poetry Club. The album Days and Nights will be released by MH Records in January 2011, on CD and a limited edition vinyl LP. This playful, thoughtful album can be seductive, humorous, or devastating, with material ranging from gold diggers and other dangerous women to troubled love in all its permutations. Catchy melodies, skilled instrumentation, and witty lyrics combine with a dark sensibility to create a sound that has been described as the love child of Amanda Palmer and the Magnetic Fields. SHOW INFO
The album release show will feature the biggest Sweet Soubrette stage lineup to date, including special guests from experimental music ensemble ThingNY and existential pop act The Debutante Hour, with an opening performance by accordionist chanteuse Susan Hwang.
January 8, 2011 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery New York, NY 10012 212-614-0505 Tickets: $10 Venue Event Listing
MORE ABOUT SWEET SOUBRETTE Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy love songs have captured fans' hearts since she began performing solo in 2006, first appearing in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus’s Winter Cabaret. Among other honors, she received an ASCAPlus Award for her songwriting in 2009/2010, she was crowned “Mizz Greenpoint” (Brooklyn) in 2008, and Bust Magazine has described her as “Brooklyn’s fishnet-clad femme fatale.” Sweet Soubrette’s first album, Siren Song, produced by Tim Cohan of the band Tryst, was released on indie label MH Records in 2008 and received critical praise and high rotation on national college radio.
Since the release of Siren Song, Sweet Soubrette has expanded from a solo act to include a talented backing band: Violinist Heather Cole has played classical violin since she was a four-year-old Suzuki student and has also trained in bluegrass, klezmer, and Irish fiddle. Bassist Bob Smith toured with the indie rock band Trunk Federation in the '90s and is now the director of a public school music program. Drummer Mike Dobson attended the Hartt School and Mannes College of Music for percussion, can play anything you can hit with a stick, and works mainly symphony orchestra and professional circus gigs when he’s not playing with Sweet Soubrette. This unique combination of talents leads to unusually rich arrangements. Sweet Soubrette plays most frequently in NYC, at such venues as the Knitting Factory, Rockwood Music Hall, Pianos, Jalopy, Barbes, Pete’s Candy Store, Galapagos Art Space, and Sidewalk Café. Festival appearances have included CMJ, the Paris Uke Fest, the Extremely Hungary Festival, the New York Uke Fest, and the Berkshire Fringe. Sweet Soubrette has also toured in France (2008) and Italy (2010).