Vanguard Signs Clairy Brown & the Bangin' Rackettes


Vanguard Records has announced the signing of Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes. The Australian songstress and her band will be releasing their U.S. debut Baby Caught the Bus on May 21, 2013. Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes incorporate a unique blend of soul, blues, doo-woop, jazz and R&B with Clairy’s powerful, soulful vocals at the forefront.

Already breakout stars in their native Australia, CBBR gained international attention with their song “Love Letter” which was featured in Heineken’s award-winning campaign The Switch.

American audiences will have the opportunity to experience the band’s rousing live shows with a string of performances at this year’s SXSW festival (SXSW dates below) followed by a cross country tour kicking off in Dallas, TX at the House of Blues on March 18th. Additional dates include March 22 at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta; March 26 at the ­ Mercury Lounge in New York; March 30 at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago and April 9 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. See full tour dates below.


Thursday March 14th ­ SXSW Showcase @ Javelina, Austin TX (11pm)
Saturday March 16th ­ The Aussie BBQ @ Maggie Mae¹s, Austin TX (4pm)
Saturday March 16th ­ SXSW Showcase @ The Iron Bear, Austin TX (1am)

March 18th ­ House Of Blues Cambridge Room Dallas, TX
March 19th ­ House Of Blues Bronze Peacock Houston, TX
March 20th ­ Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA
March 21st ­ Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
March 22nd ­ Smith¹s Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
March 23rd ­ Zydeco Birmingham, AL
March 25th ­ Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
March 26th ­ Mercury Lounge New York, NY
March 27th ­ TT the Bears Place Boston, MA
March 28th ­ North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
March 30th ­ Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
March 31st ­ Mill City Nights/The Nether Bar Minneapolis, MN
April 2nd ­ Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
April 4-6th ­ Cosmopolitan Chandelier Bar Las Vegas, NV
April 8th ­ Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
April 9th ­ Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
April 10th ­ The Casbah San Diego, CA
April 12th ­ Rickshaw San Francisco, CA