Lovely Lily Bright.
Twelve songs just waiting to be recorded. A concept album of Gothic, Vaudevillian pop songs.Lurid, Sensational, exciting, and most shockingly of all...True!
Based around the real life murder of a young woman in 1925 Dublin, her name besmirched by those in the know to protect the men of high standing accused of the heinous crime..A much lauded Irish legend implicated in her untimely demise...it has all the trappings of an Arthur Conan Doyle yarn, and we want to tell the story..All in our own inimitable style of course!
Having investigated at length this thrilling tale, devised an entire theater show around the central characters, and written and arranged a full repertoire of authentic songs to reveal the sorry sordid tale, we now call on you to invest in the recording so that we can finally lay to rest the mystery of Lily Bright, her illegitimate child, and the shocking lives of the ladies and Gentlemen of Monto.
With the 6,500 euro we will be able to spend three solid weeks in a recording studio, mixing, and producing these twelve original songs. This will also cover the cost of mastering the recordings, paying a small orchestra of session musicians to play on our compositions, and a graphic designer who will design the packaging to ensure an eye catching product.
Who are Cuckoo Savante?
Cuckoo Savante are a beautiful collision of all that is good about jazz, blues, lounge and punk. Crawling out from under a rock in the west of Ireland at the turn of the century, they have been wowing and wooing audiences around the globe for the best part of 6 years.
The release of their critically acclaimed debut album ?Lennonstown Lies? garnered Cuckoo Savante a place on the "what's hot" list in the irish times, and saw them climb rapidly up the itunes blues chart where they sat snugly on the top ten for 16 weeks in between Irish Rockabilly Doyenne, Imelda May, and British traveling troubador Seasick Steve.
Their song "The House Of Ill Repute" was adopted by Irish Blues legend Mary Coughlan as the title track of her current critically acclaimed album, while another track "I C U Leopard" was used in a segment of the award winning docudrama "Identities" by Vittoria Colonna.
With show-stopping sets at The Electric picnic, The Dublin Fringe, Cork Jazz and Brighton fringe festivals, support slots with everyone from Imelda may to The Fun Lovin? Criminals wedged firmly under their belts, and having shared the stage with some of the world's top burlesque performers, including but not limited to Miss Vicky Butterfly, Mr Mark Winmill, and Miss Sade O?Saphic, Cuckoo Savante are not resting on their laurels and have completed the songs for their difficult second album, as well as developing an exciting new theatre project that will be unveiled in due course...