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Queen Dee & The Hornets @QueenDeeHornets


added: 16 Jun 2014 // release date: 16 Jun 2014 // label:
reviewer: Becky Talbot

Queen Dee & The Hornets - Headturner - Printable version
London’s Queen Dee & The Hornets are bringing funk back to town. Back on the scene with their new single "Headturner”, you can expect some toe tapping and hip busting melodies coming from this soul band’s future EP.

"Headturner" is a smooth and sophisticated track making funk sound fresh. With its contemporary vibe and grown up feel, this is a very classy track. Lead singer Denise Gillies has that raspy, thunderous and layered old skool soul vocal, think Sharon Jones or Aretha Franklin with a modern Paloma Faith twist. This group has an impressive resume with band members working with the likes of DJ Fresh, Gregory Porter and Incognito just to name a few. Together, they are slick and relaxed, giving them a chilled out and fun taste to their sound.

Catch this band live next time they’re playing because it’s impossible not to come out tapping your feet. Forget the indie shuffle, this is funk and no one is immune to its rhythmic beats and happy vibe. There is definitely a place for funk especially with musicians like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings coming back onto the music scene stronger than ever. Queen Dee & The Hornets EP will be out in July - just in time for your soundtrack to the summer.

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