A PASSIONATE KISS from DEANNA KNIGHT & the HOT CLUB OF MARS
April 8, 2013, VANCOUVER, B.C. — Uplifting. Eclectic. Steamy.
Kiss of Fire, the latest release from Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars, finds Vancouver’s gypsy jazz marvels in sizzling form.
“We’re really excited about Kiss of Fire,” enthuses sultry chanteuse Deanna Knight, the band’s singer. “The whole CD was recorded live off the floor at Blue Wave Studios in Vancouver. It really captures the excitement and drama of our live shows.”
The 16-song collection is being released through The Rogue Folk Club on April 12th at Vancouver’s 7th Annual, April in Paris ~ Gypsy Jazz Festival. The band kicks off this three-day celebration of Django inspired music in full cabaret style with special guests The Dusty Flowerpot, Paul Pigat and burlesque darling Burgundy Brixx. Visit http://www.roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts
“The music is great fun, for all ages,” Deanna says. “We cover a lot of territory with carefully selected swing standards, bossa, Hawaiian, bebop, tango, Latin and more. We also include current songwriters like Roy Forbes and our own originals.”
Rogue Folk Club director Steve Edge says the new CD includes “two scorching hot tunes penned by Don Kellet and Tom Neville excels on the new tunes with some inspired solos.”
“Deanna Knight’s voice soars and weaves its magic around classics like Lover Come Back To Me, J’attendrai, and the sensuous tango rhythm of the title track.”
As always, The Hot Club of Mars finds its inspiration in band leader and world renowned luthier Michael Dunn. “Michael is a treasure in the genre of gypsy-jazz. He continues to mentor, teach and inspire.”
This band’s roots go back to the ’70s in Vancouver and since Deanna’s arrival in 2002 they have hit many popular stages including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Gibson and Pender Harbour Jazz Festivals, Vancouver Island Musicfest, Butchart Gardens and many more. This they return to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens and the Mission Twilight Concert Series.
You can also catch the band live each month at the Kino Café at 3456 Cambie St. They have held down this residency for the past 7 years on the 3rd Monday and often have guests join in the fun.
Deanna also enjoys a budding solo career. ”With my own songwriting and double bill salon series, I love to share a different side of myself and connect people to songwriters in a more intimate way.”
For a full band bio and more photos, go to www.deannaknight.ca