The Fabulous Red Diesel stand themselves as unique and suitably eccentric with their new EP ‘The Queensbury House Sessions’. What makes it all the more impressive is that it was recorded in just one take.
The band is made up of a husband and wife on vocals, a transgender trumpeter and double-bassist, a synth player and a guitarist named Rabbi Jaff Delicious – I guess you could say the record is fittingly unconventional.
‘Butterfly Mind’, the band’s hit single, holds a hypnotic sound. It’s a song about love, and the inability for the feeling to just flutter away…
Writer Kat discusses the song’s meaning to her:
“It’s about the way my brain works and the way music flits from one person to another, changing their perception (hopefully for the better) by tiny inspirational touches. And then it’s also a love song – I am married to the drummer and I’m saying no matter how many twists and turns and expansions my mind has, I am always grounded in him – you know I’ve got a butterfly mind but I settle on you ‘’
The band’s loyal fanbase has followed them from their humble formation in Hastings, and watched them grow to play alongside the immensely talented likes of Skunk Anansie and Jeff Buckley.
Their unique sound showcases a classic 60s soul style, with jazz and rhythmic jumps from hip-hop beats to Latin and funk.
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