Jazz im Audiforum, September 2017

 

The vocal group The Funny Valentines represents the unmistakable sound of the 30s and 40s in the Andrews Sisters‘ style. The four sing and swing-hooked singers jazz up this sound with their signature quality: the mellow four-part harmony singing – including quite some charm and a bit of mischievous sex appeal. The extraordinary close-harmony arrangements are almost exclusively made by Hermine Gascho.

Their sound being mellow and full, the group wins you over by the special harmony of their voices. When they casually groove and let their big band-inspired vocal arrangements ring out like wind instruments, jazz becomes pure entertainment. Listening to them you’ll enjoy the pleasant mixture of soulful jazz tunes, hot boogie and sunny swing.

To make the sound experience perfect, the singers are accompanied, complemented and set off by their top-class jazz trio.