From London via Lagos, charismatic chanteuse SISTER COOKIE takes you on an eclectic excursion into the roots & fruits of black music. Old sounds, new tricks. Sensuous, seductive, and moody.
NEW SINGLE - 5 MAY 2021
What the world needs right now is the dynamite sound of Sister Cookie and a big dose of her funk-soul-blues medicine! Her infectious, hard swinging single, '(You're Never More Than) Seven Feet Away,' is just what the doctor ordered - jaywalking across the junction from rock ‘n roll and rhythm & blues to jazz and back again.
This first single from her forthcoming debut album, In The Blue Corner, is a heady brew of Buddy Rich-esque drums, spicy uppercuts of tenor sax, punchy guitar chords and silky double bass all powerfully framed by a rolling piano refrain and Cookie’s distinctive contralto vocal.
Following her crowning as the winner of Record Store Day Unsigned 2020, Cookie signed to The Liquid Label and recorded her debut album with Alex McGowan (Jim Jones, Urban Voodoo Machine, Future Shape of Sound) at Eko East studio, mixed by Tom Campbell (Michael Kiwanuka, Little Simz, Sault).
The Record Store Day panel described her music: “The most original sound. Like Little Richard, Mark Ronson, Nina Simone and Nick Cave all got locked in a New Orleans speakeasy.” Record Store Day
whilst Jazz FM DJ Anne Frankenstein says: "Her voice is stunning, powerful and unique, and her stage presence hits the back of the room at any venue she plays."
Sister Cookie has been a mainstay on the vintage Soul & R’n’R circuit since 2013 playing at** Latitude, **Red Rooster, Port Elliot and touring across Europe with her band.
She's enjoyed radio play from Craig Charles at 6Music, Resonance, Jazz FM plus many smaller internet stations plus support from Radio 3ne in Spain and across Europe, appeared in '50 Women in Blues' book in 2019 and hosted her own regular Boogalloo Radio show.
In the UK, she's performed at the 100 Club, Union Chapel, Green Note and many more as well as performing at an all-star tribute show at the Brooklyn Bowl alongside Glen Matlock, The Puppini Sisters & Jim Jones and stints as a guest vocalist with The Soulful Orchestra, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Future Shape Of Sound & MFC Chicken.