June 15th sees the release of three new Kirsty reissues. The hardback book style CD/DVD compilation includes the original Kite and Electric Landlady albums plus all the B-sides and remixes which were recorded at the same time, including all the promo videos. Read the freeworld review.
One of the stars of Tropical Brainstorm, Sal Cuevas, died a year ago in Miami. For many years part of the legendary Fania All-Stars, he added impossible bass imbellishments to Kirsty’s Latin ride.
Impossible no more? Andrew Nelson has recently finished a transcription of the original album version’s bass break in My Affair – a bass tapping solo by Sal at 3:30 in the track. Andrew’s transcription and performance of it can be found here:
The next Kirstyfest will take place (starting at noon) at Soho Square on Sunday 13th October 2019, moving on to the nearby Spice of Life public house. Check the Fan Gang for news on this, or the dedicated Kirstyfest 2018 facebook group.
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