Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift
Based in Hampshire - 6pc - Rhythm & Blues - From £950
Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift are now firmly established as one of the finest Rhythm & Blues bands in the UK.
Miss Annie herself is a superb R&B and Roots singer and her 5piece backing band are established musicians on the vintage music circuit. The line up is Miss Annie on lead vocals, Martin Chilvers on Bari Sax, Kyle Shenton on Tenor Sax, Geoff Westgate on Guitar, Keith Miller on Double Bass & Pete Mundy on Drums.
The band was set up in 2014 whilst Annie was fronting the excellent 11pc swing band ‘The Regular Joes’ with whom she performed at many festivals including Derry Jazz festival, Larmer Tree festival and Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace. The Midnight Shift has now become the primary vehicle for her vocal talents and the band performs throughout the UK and Europe.
Roots Rhythm & Blues at it’s best, Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift take their influences from star performers of the 50s & 60s such as Etta James, Ruth Brown, Aretha Franklin, Lavern Baker, Annie Laurie and Irma Thomas amongst others. The sound, look and general style of the band harks back to those heady days of crowded dancehalls and great music and they are now in demand for festivals, dance events & parties.
Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift have played at some of the UK’s major vintage festivals and events both in the UK including Goodwood Revival, Atomic Festival 2017, Hep Cats Holiday, The Big Jive, Boogaloo Promotions Jive Weekender, Gloster Swing Dance, Hop Til You Drop, Jumpin At The Woodside & Beaulieu Hot Rod Show. International events have seen the band playing at Nyttarsrock 2018 weekender (Norway), The Heat (Amsterdam) and Jumpin At The Woodside The Paris Flying Festival (France).
Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift released their debut album to great critical acclaim. Titled ‘Won’t Be Long!’, it includes 11 top rhythm & blues classics and is on ‘Foot Tappin Records’.
Lovers of quality Rhythm and Blues, will love the CD. There’s cool tunes, covered proficiently and capably well. Annie’s voice is powerful and full of heartfelt soul, the band produce a tight and authentic sound. Bundle that all together and you have this gem of a debut. A must have.
WOW, Not a single bad track on this album, just 11 tracks of pure class! 2018 has been a bumper year for great albums, and this one is up there with the best. If you love great Rhythm n Blues music of the 50’s then this Album simply is a must have. Highly Recommended.
Miss Annie is the ultimate Vintage act. With a huge repertoire, her talent and experience, will ensure she delivers a show that is appropriate to any event. As a true lifestyler, her professional approach ensures a classy, authentic act. You won’t be disappointed….
When Miss Annie came with her band to our swing dance in Feb 2017 it was one of our absolute highlights of the last 15 years. She and her band were totally professional and delightfully approachable from the very first contact until after the show. It was perfect, Annie is a wonderful singer of great songs, she has a huge repertoire and chooses the right songs for the right occasion.
Set list / Repertoire
Burnt Toast & Black Coffee – Mike Pedicin
Won’t Be Long – Aretha Franklin
Aw, Shucks Baby – Tiny Topsy
Sinner Not A Saint – Trini Lopez
Don’t Freeze On Me – Jessie Mae
Baby Please Don’t Go – Jo Ann Henderson
My Babe – Little Walter
Good Rockin’ Daddy – Etta James
Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean – Ruth Brown
I’m Getting Right -Ruth Brown
It’s Love Baby (24 Hours) – Ruth Brown
Don’t Mess With My Man – Irma Thomas
Silent George – Myra Johnson
Big Sweet Baby Of Mine – Ruth Brown
Rocket 69 – Connie Allen
It’s Your Voodoo Working – Charles Sheffield
Teardrops From My Eyes – Ruth Brown
No Mama, No Papa – Patti Jerome
Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Sam Butera
Fever – Sam Butera
Oo Poppa Do – Little Esther
Hallelujah I Love Him So – Ray Charles
This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin – Ruth Brown
Stop Don’t Go – Annie Laurie
On Revival Day – Lavern Baker
5-10-15 Hours – Ruth Brown
Bop Ting A Ling – Lavern Baker
I Got A Man – Ray Charles
Sneaking Around – Little Milton
Til The Well Runs Dry – Wynona Carr
Strange Things Are Happening – Etta James