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Here are some lovely words from lovely people (via our Facebook Page, Reviews)
Such a wonderful afternoon of great music and good fun with Shimona & The Cats Pyjamas at Open Studios! I was smiling so much my cheeks hurt! With a great following from the swing dance community we were treated to a great show of dancing too!
Had a blast on Tuesday dancing to Shimona & The Cat’s Pyjamas. They play with dancers in mind and are interested to here your feedback. They are one of my favorite dance bands in Melbourne, and the standard is already ridiculously high!
I’ve been to a couple of their gigs and they just keep getting better. There is a great rapport between players and singer. This was the first time I’d seen them at a specific dance event, and it made a huge difference having the space and floor to dance.
They appear to be able to set up in a tiny space too, which I can imagine is a significant advantage in some venues.
They play some up tempo swing jazz suitable for dancing shag, or balboa, which by a strange coincidence is exactly the kind of music I like to dance to! They also played songs suitable for Charleston and lindy hop or jive.
Crisp, clean vocals accompanied by smooth smooth sounds from the talented instrumentalists – what more could you want! I love listening to this trio perform. Their music is upbeat and classy and will always take you on a beautiful musical journey. Shimona’s vocals are superb; combining colour, humour and warmth in perfect quantities. A must see!!
Clint Steele (Owner of Destine Dance):
I was serendipitously contacted by Shimona around a week out from an open night I was holding at my dance studio Destine Dance to promote our regular swing night. Because it was a swing open night, the timing was really good.
I wanted as many hooks as I could get (pizza and drink and wine and beer already being used). So a live band was ideal. On the night Shimona and the Cat’s Pyjamas delivered! They brought part of the crowd with their own network and others came for the live band experience. The turn out was great. And the attendees very happy – I could tell because people kept asking if the band was always going to be there.
I know want to arrange things so that I can make them a regular part of what we do at the studio. I know the students and guests at the studio would like that too. That’s a sign of a great band.