I’m so excited about this! On Labor Day weekend as I traveled through Central Oregon Anthony’s i-pod changed tracks and I immediately noticed.
“It’s Pink Martini.”
“I really like this,” and with that I sat back and listened to the whole album Sympathique. After that I was hooked. The next weekend I was talking about my new found group to my Aunt Sue and she had seen them play at the Britt Festival. She also mentioned a group that opened for them called the Paris Combo. (However, their site is all in French. If you want to read about them in English here’s their Biography.)
The band is Portland based (live performances close by I hope), is 12 pieces, and has a distinctive vintage worldly sound. They don’t limit themselves to english but sing in several languages. Some of their songs have orchestra parts and they have performed with orchestras occasionally. Now that would be a worthwhile pops concert!