Jazz vocalist Claire Martin
has a stunning voice and some of the finest UK jazz releases of recent times on Linn Records
. She is responsible for some of Girl Talk’s more bizarre repertoire choices (and shoes!).
High Queen of Cabaret, Barb Jungr’s reworkings of Jacques Brel, Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley’s repertoire on Linn Records have amazed and shocked. Who knew she could turn her hand to Twinkle’s "Terry" and play the harmonica?
Neasden’s famous Queen of Soul, Mari Wilson, has a new release "Dolled Up" on Beehive Records, in Girl Talk this iconic pop singer also blows a mean kazoo and blows the budget on eyelashes.
In 1998 Barb and Claire went to see the singer Rebecca Paris at Pizza Express Jazz Club. On the night, Barb met Mari Wilson again, having appeared with her as part of The Wilsations some years previously. The three agreed to work together on the show Girl Talk and spent many a happy time around Mari’s orange kitchen table arguing and eating gluten free florentines. The show opened at a packed Cochrane Theatre, and has since, with some repertoire changes, played sell-out seasons and theatres in the UK over a seven year period. In 2004 the BBC recorded an hour long special of Girl Talk in concert at The Met Bar for Russell Davies’ August Bank Holiday show. During 2006 the trio released their self-titled debut album (Linn AKD 279) on Linn Records launching it at a sell-out Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in the summer.
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'But the musicianship, was unfailingly impressive.'more >>The Herald
'Slickly performed in close harmony.'more >>Record Collector
'Fun from start to finish.'more >>Time Out
a fantastic fusion of comedy, songcraft and storytelling...more >>Perthshire Advertiser
'Comic timing, vocal talent and infectious enthusiasm.'more >>O's Place Jazz Newsletter
'There is sure to be something appealing for all.'more >>The Independent
'More girl power than the Spice Girls.'more >>Jazzwise
'A deliciously tongue-in-cheek look at love, marriage and make-up.'more >>The Observer
Politically correct it isn't; stylish it most certainly is.more >>The Singer
this collection of un-pc pop-songs of love, loss and washing-up glove glamour is simply hilarious...more >>Chichester Observer
the diva-licious Girl Talk could surely storm any stage with a classy and brassy musical revue that proves there is nothing like a dame.more >>