Stirring up a mix of classic modern pop, rock and soul tunes into a fun Neo Vintage Jazz party soundtrack— vocalist Lorraine Gervais belts out over the backdrop of a mean ragtime/boogaloo/stride piano, standup bass, horn riffs, gypsy guitar & slammin drumbeats — creating a great party wherever they end up.
Lolo Gervais takes tunes of one style and then recreates them into roaring 20's, swinging 30's, New Orleans funky boogaloo style, swanky 50's & 60's, classic early Motown & beyond. Everything is fair game as they bend musical genres into whole new grooves that are hot to hear and fun to play.
Think Paula Abdul meets Louis Armstrong, or Daft Punk, Michael Jackson and Sting running headlong into a funky 1920's swing, Kenny Loggins grooving over an old New Orleans style beat, or Pharrel Williams, the Clash, and Train gettin all jazzed up into 50's swank with a touch of old school Jackson 5 or African Highlife grooves laid over the top. A great rhythm ride down a twisted musical buffet line.
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"The jazzy/bluesy stylings of Lolo Gervais and her accomplished sidemen infuses vitality and brings to life songs originally designed for the commercial top 40 market. These new arrangements, greatly enhanced by the adventurous chordal voicings of pianist Jacob ...... strips away the excessive pop dross in the original productions to reveal the core essence of the songs through Lolo's passionate singing. As a genuine chanteuse with impeccable taste, Gervais makes these songs her own, drawing favorable comparisons to Edith Piaf and Josephine Baker but with a very unique and highly soulful take on these modern classics."
Oz Fritz - 2016
Grammy award winning engineer/mixer
Tom Waits/Primus/Bill Laswell/John Zorn
An exceptional group of musicians led by the entertaining and divine voice of Lorraine Gervais. I highly recommend this group for any festival or venue that wants to make patrons happy!
Julie Baker. Executive Director - 2015
The Center for the Arts
Grass Valley, CA
A class ensemble, making modern music sound so retro and timeless, maybe even for the better! Definitely a party! Love their creative artistry and the sheer joy and fun coming from lead singer Lorraine Gervais.
J. van Dijk, Sound Diva, KVMR DJ and Morning show host - June 2015
"When I discovered Lolo Gervais, I knew I had found the absolutely perfect group. The lead singer, Lorraine Gervais, with her velvety soulful voice and original renditions of songs and Jacob Aginsky on piano -- where did he learn to play like that? Pure entertainment! Anyway I could go on about the other stellar musicians too- magic! Everyone was lined up at the door a half hour before we opened and at the end they made me promise to please, please have Lolo Gervais play again next year… the best party we'd thrown so far!"
Mary Anne Davis
The Union Newspaper
Grass Valley, California