Smoky, soulful and utterly alluring, the commanding voice of BB Kean caresses the contours of her original, narrative songs with smouldering, desirous conviction. Her formative years – steeped in Motown, Northern Soul, jazz and blues – have forged a distinctive, free musical spirit who skilfully illuminates every nuance of her vivid, often sassy storytelling.
Regularly in demand by small and large ensembles, BB Kean’s rip-roaring presence can be found fronting El Camino, The Roy Bailey Big Band and The Denmark Street Big Band. Certainly a songstress who, when it comes to verve, musicality and sheer passion, is as viscerally entertaining as they come.
Adrain Pallant, AP Reviews. http://ap-reviews.com
BB Kean is a strong vocalist with a real presence and is also one of the hardest-working musicians you could meet. For recording her EP in my studio, she brought excellent original material and tackled “standards" with a passion. In assembling a crack team of instrumentalists to support her (members of Jamie Cullum’s Band, Tom Jones’s Band and Michel Legrand’s Trio) she was given the support to produce top-quality recordings that enhance her gutsy performances. She works hard to network and pursue every opportunity to showcase herself and her material, and deserves every opportunity to succeed.
Derek Nash - Freelance Professional Musician, member of Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004. Recording Studio Owner and Engineer. dereknash.com