The Scene: Bianca and the TopCats rework classics

Bianca and the TopCats
Bianca and the TopCats
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An acoustic trio will put their own velvet touch to dance, soul and jazz classics for a chilled out afternoon show.

Bianca and the TopCats have been booked for the Sunday Sessions this week at Mama Liz’s in North Street, Stamford.

The group formed about 18 months ago with the aim of reworking favourites from across the decades into their own inimitable style.

Singer Bianca Rodrigues arrived in Stamford with her family from Portugal last year. She was a semi-professional vocalist in her home country and has a packed CV, including a spell as lead singer with the Choir of Lisbon.

She has enjoyed residencies in some of Lisbon’s top music venues and is quickly building a following in the UK.

Guitarist Bob Wells began as a classic player before moving onto the electric. He channelled the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore and Carlos Santana to create a smooth sound.

He started the TopCats to rediscover the blues, soul and jazz roots of modern pop music.

And new drummer Lonnie rings years of experience to the band.

Guitarist Bob said: “We’ve been taking some more modern tracks, like DJ Fresh’s “Louder”, taking the electrics away and making it solely acoustic.

“People seem to like it and we’re looking to do a lot more of that style.”

Sunday’s free show starts at 4pm.

The Scene is open to any band, artist or performer wanting to promote a show. To be in it contact reporter Alex Moore on 01780 750441, e-mail or tweet @Mercury_Alex.