Over the last seven years The Blueswater have featured a number of fantastic backing singers in our ‘blues-based edu-tainment’ show Blues!  Of these, Nicole Smit has been delivering some incredible vocals during her feature song each summer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I think it was a couple years ago when she took the third song in the set and sang St. Louis Blues that all of us knew, right there and then, that she had to have her own show.

The following year (2015) Nicole sang the Nina Simone classic, ‘Do I Move You’ and we were equally blown away. From here we really had no choice but to move forward with creating the brand new show Queens of the Blues. Despite the logistical nightmare of running two different shows back to back every night for a month in two different venues we pressed on and the team pulled together to make it happen.

Today the band released footage from 2015 as part of a promotional drive for the new venture. The footage you see below  was recorded by our resident master of photography Diego Almazán. Last but not least though, Jim Shemilt, our in house sound engineer recorded and mixed everything you hear in the video. It’s worth mentioning that the whole stage (literally every cable, amp, instrument, mic etc that you see) and desk were rigged from scratch within a 10 minute window just before show time. How Jim was able to take care of the live sound and rig all the extra stuff for recording in that time is beyond my comprehension. This guy has some serious skills!

Anyway, without further ado, here are The Blueswater ft. Nicole Smit performing ‘Do I Move You’ by Nina Simone.

If you like what you hear please do all the liking and sharing stuff on facebook or twitter, and follow the bands youtube channel. If you have any suggestions for songs you would love to hear the band perform in the future then leave your suggestions here too!

Thanks for reading and listening.

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