Billie and The Kids

Billie and The Kids

Band:
Ana (Billie) Klabucar – Vocals
Jurica Štelma - Upright Bass
Home: Zagreb/Croatia
Record Label: Rhythm Bomb Records
Musicstyle: Rhythm and Blues
Booking: juricastelma(at)gmail.com

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Billie & the Kids - the band that play late 1950s and early 1960s rhythm & blues, and early soul music. Fronted by the lead girl singer Ana Klabucar, aka Billie, they have been playing for several years now, on stages all across the Europe.

Billie & the Kids were part of great line-ups on big blues and rock'n'roll festivals, and got invited to perform in many clubs in England, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, etc. Their first album, „Take One“, was released in 2010 for Rhythm Bomb Records, and the second one, „Jukebox Daddy“, in 2014 (along with the special 45rpm vinyl single release). The second 45rpm vinyl single featuring the new original song „You Ain't Pleasin' Me“, and a duet song with mr. Cherry Casino was put out in late 2016. Both albums and vinyl singles have gained excellent feedback, great written reviews, and many tracks are airplayed on the radio stations in Europe, and in the USA. Billie & the Kids will release their third full lenght album in 2017, again with focus on original material and arrangements.
Recording the original songs, Billie & the Kids found themselves featuring „I Need You Tonight“ as the opening song number for the German screwball-musical „The Last Lie“ in 2011. They made several TV appearances on the Croatian national programs, as well as many live radio shows.

Reviews

Blues Junction
"Billie and the Kids are a loosely knit, eight piece ensemble of very talented musiciansfrom the Zagreb Republic of Croatia. They are fronted by vocalist Ana Klabucar. She is a 26 year old chanteuse who imbibes this New Orleans style rhythm & blues exploration with all the energy and excitement that this music deserves."