VickiKristinaBarcelona (USA)

One of New York City's most beloved and talked-about bands, VickiKristinaBarcelona transform the songs of Tom Waits, showcasing them in a new light, a genre unto themselves, whilst maintaining Wait's humor and pathos. Their repertoire explores the vast landscape of Waits' styles, by turns danceable philosophical, humorous, unsettling and heart-warming.   The beautiful song melodies are unearthed by breathtakingly gorgeous and inventive three-part harmonies and often surprising arrangements, via an array of instruments including accordion, guitar, percussion, harmonium, banjo, bottles and bells.

Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi and Terry Radigan are each seasoned singer-songwriters with distinctive differences.  Rachelle's genre-fluid Cabaret, Amanda's Global rhythms and forms, and Terry's traditional Americana Roots all combine to form a sound greater than the sum of its parts. 

While most of the songs are built around signature ensemble vocals, each member of the band also features individually, organically choosing a Waits song that best fits their personality.

The name of the band is of course an adaptation of a Woody Allen movie title. As the film centers on the story of three strong women and their complicated dance around a male character, it reflects the group's dynamic and mission. There is a playfulness to the reference, a sly wink and a reclaiming of female power. 

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Audiences and critics alike are delighted and inspired by VKB's performances:

"Gorgeous, soaring harmonies, and quirky, memorable arrangements ... Their totally unique sound was captivating from the first notes" - Broadway World 

"My advice is to delay your heart break and see them now" - Penny Arcade, legendary performance artist 

"The music-noir trio VickiKristinaBarcelona tames the beast with beauty" - Rochester City News 

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