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Apr 21

Make sure to pick up a copy of the Spring 2009 copy of the Deli Magazine this month and catch a look at who ranked in at #5!   Full article below!

Sass and Class by Nancy Chow

April Smith and the Great Picture Show brings it back to the old school basics, where the key is full female vocals supported by great instrumentation - not modern girls with digitized alien voices and trite lyrics.  But Smith doesn’t need to ride the coattails of the successful throwback trend to mesmerize listeners; this bird can croon and her band sure can swing.

With her varied, genre-leaping song structures, Smith falls somewhere in the cross-section between Duffy, Tom Waits, Amanda Palmer and the Andrew Sisters.  She flirts and manipulates jazz, rock and ’50s pop to create a nostalgic but undeniably contemporary mash.

Smith and her band’s entertaining theatrical sass and stage class stage a smoky, sexy cabaret show for the ear.  Her jazzy vocals swoop up and down with such grace and emotion that it entices bystanders to pull up a chair and stay for a spell.  One minute, the seductress will melt hearts with her gorgeous, unguarded ballads, but the next minute she will threaten to eat her victims in large consuming bites to a rollicking tune.  And with a rocking kazoo interspersed in some lively musical numbers, it’s guaranteed to be a good time.

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