Pimps of Pompe
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- 8PM SHOW, 7PM DOORS
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With equal parts swag and sophistication, gypsy-jazz mashup outfit Pimps of Pompe are built on the power of 90s R&B and an undying devotion to Django Reinhardt. With a mission to deliver a live show that would make your grandma Louise snap her fingers and your millennial cousin snap a selfie, the Pimps adapt familiar hits from the golden age of hip-hop to a vintage swing band format.
In tribute to band leader Cynthia McDermott’s love of all things Spice Girls and Snoop Dogg, the quartet has mastered the art of the mashup, breathing new life into sing-along staples and adding an element of class that pairs perfectly with a glass of champagne in hand and gold chain hanging.
With signature rhythmic technique “la pompe” at the band’s sonic forefront, the Pimps pay homage to instrumental arrangements of the gypsy-jazz age while infusing a fresh and lively resonance all their own. Paired with McDermott’s smooth, sultry vocals and unique brand of mandolin playing, the relatively new group has already asserted themselves as a must-see act in the region and can be found traversing much of the southeast this year.
Slated for a spring of 2020 release, Pimps of Pompe will soon be hitting the road in support of their debut album, sharing their unique and playful “swing with swag” with a variety of musical palates all across the board. Follow their antics at www.pimpsofpompe.com.
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