Hello all you beauties!

June and July are looking absolutely stunning in my eyes! I am getting the opportunity to see and sing to many friends and hopefully charm a few new people to be my friend as well.

I have also added our UK/EUROPE information as well! Its gonna be one magical start to an easy breezy summer for me & The Vagabonds! Please find ticket links below and always make sure to check out our schedule for updates.
FEW NOTES:
– Wanted to note I am past 200 days of being a smoke free lass! Thats a big one for this gal.
– I am continuing to write for our new album in my time away from performing. It’s been over a year since we have released something and I am digging in deep to share my heart with you on these upcoming new songs.
– I started making buttons again! I’ll try my hardest to keep up with them while traveling – You can grab them at our shows! Maybe someday I’ll make enough to add to our store.


Just a small note – some of the websites/ticket links may be down  due to issues with a ticket provider having cyber issues.. Please go to local box offices or call venues for tickets if you see any issues in purchasing tickets.

⚡6.08
Bluegrass Underground – The Caverns – PELHAM TN
TICKETS


⚡6.09
Roswell Cultural Arts Center – ROSWELL GA
TICKETS


⚡6.10
The Grey Eagle – ASHEVILLE NC
TICKETS


⚡6.12
The Burl – LEXINGTON KY
TICKETS


⚡6.13
The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival  – HENDERSON KY
FREE


⚡6.14
Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill – GRAND RAPIDS MI
TICKETS


⚡6.15
20 Front Street –  LAKE ORION MI
TICKETS


⚡6.16
Creekside Blues & Jazz Fest – GAHANNA OH
TICKETS


⚡6.22
Music Box Supper Club – CLEVELAND OH
TICKETS


⚡6.23
The Skinny Pancake – HANOVER NH
TICKETS


⚡6.24
The Parlor Room – Northampton MA
TICKETS


⚡6.25
Riverview Cinemas 8 – Southbury CT
TICKETS


⚡6.26
Club Cafe – Pittsburgh PA
TICKETS


⚡6.27 & 28
Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival – Rochester NY
TICKETS


⚡6.29 & 30
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal – Montreal Canada
TICKETS


⚡7.01
Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar – Nashua NH
TICKETS


⚡7.02
Payomet Performing Arts Center – North Truro MA
TICKETS


⚡7.05 & 06
Vieux Carré – Saint Paul MN
TICKETS


⚡7.07
 Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant – Mpls MN
TICKETS


⚡7.11
 Summertime By George! – Saint Cloud MN


⚡7.12
 Red Herring Lounge – Duluth MN
TICKETS


⚡7.13
Riversong Music Festival – Hutchinson MN
TICKETS


⚡7.14
Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival 8 – Mpls MN
TICKETS


⚡7.19
Edinburgh Jazz Festival – Edinburgh Scotland
TICKETS


⚡7.20
Edinburgh Jazz Festival – Edinburgh Scotland
TICKETS


⚡7.21
 Summertyne Americana Festival /  – Gateshead England


⚡7.22
Band on The Wall – Manchester England
TICKETS


⚡7.24
PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) – London England
TICKETS


⚡7.25
PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) – London England
TICKETS


⚡7.27
Duc Des Lombards  – Paris France
TICKETS


⚡7.28
Retro Rockin’ Festival – Le Mont Dore France
TICKETS


⚡7.29
Quasimodo – Berlin Germany
TICKETS


MORE 2018 DATES CLICK HERE


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Davina And The Vagabonds – Robin 2 / Wolverhampton UK / Sept. 9th
Review and Photos : Graham Munn – SlapMag

 

Where to start, I am selective in the bands I see and review, too much hard work if your not likely to enjoy the music. I have seen some excellent bands and fine performances, rarely disappointed, but occasionally, you just have to revise your reference points.

Davina and The Vagabonds have defrag’d my hard drive, and written a new sector. They are just stupendously, bloody good. Its cream cake day, time to open that 50 year malt, words may fail me.

Davina sparkles with mischief on the piano, everything from beautifully soulful blues to full on barrel house, is at her fingertips. In her voice I hear elements of Eartha Kitt, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse and Paloma Faith, in a fusion of Jazz and Blues.

The Vagabonds dovetail with Davina perfectly, superlative trumpet and trombone, from Dan and Ben, who both add to the vocals. Underpinned with double bass and drums from Andy and Alec.

The play is a mixture of New Orleans blues, Dixie, a bit of Rock & Roll, and large doses of jazz and blues. BUT, everything is delivered in their own style, whether its Fats, ‘Ain’t That A Shame’, Etta’s, ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ (superb) or Chuck’s ‘Nadine’. They are not a covers band, these songs receive original interpretation, and then some! Some lovely Trombone and trumpet work from Ben and Dan places ‘Nadine’ on a different level.

Self penned compositions liberally sprinkle the session, the deeply soulful ‘Blues Got A Hold Of Me’ contrasts with the tango rhythms of a cheeky ‘I Really Try To Be Good’, Eartha Kitt could not have done it better. ‘Lipstick And Chrome’ is a rollicking full on, swinging, Dixie band start, leading into Davina’s energetic boogie on the piano, ‘River’, runs deep into the blues waters.

Hold it there; its not just about the fabulous musical performance conjured up by this band, there is a huge bucket-load of humour and banter mixed in, the audience is drawn in to the fun. Davina vocally jousts with the sounds Dan can squeeze out of that horn. Have a look on You Tube for  ‘St Michael Vs the Devil’, and you will get the idea and feel of Davina and co. ‘St James Infirmary Blues’ is to die for!!!

The whole evening seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, I wanted more, much more. The tour in the UK is brief, following an extensive time in Europe. I hope they all return soon, but don’t tell anyone else, I may not get through the door. Blues with a difference, indescribably wonderful.