IT'S difficult to describe Clairy Browne's music.
With an array of influences ranging from the soul divas and jazz talents of the '60s to the contemporary RnB and rock artists of the '90s, there's no denying that her's is a complex sound.
But according to Browne, it's this complete mash of styles that makes her nine-piece band Clairy Browne and The Bangin' Rackettes unique.
"The music we're playing has a lot of influences. The great thing about having nine musicians is there is a broad range and you get your own kind of sound," she said.
The band has recently released its debut album Baby Caught the Bus, and it's a record that drips with heart-wrenching doo-wop, noir theatrics, party attitude and tough soul.
The songs on the record have been likened to those of artists as diverse as Sharon Jones, Tina Turner and Bettye LaVette.
Clairy Browne and The Bangin' Rackettes are currently touring the country armed with shimmery vocal harmonies, soul claps, choreography, and horns.
Clairy Browne and The Bangin' Rackettes will perform at Karova Lounge on Saturday, June 1 from 8.30pm.
AT A GLANCE
WHAT: Clairy Browne and The Bangin' Rackettes
WHEN: Saturday, June 1 at 8.30pm
WHERE: Karova Lounge, corner Camp and Field streets
TICKETS: $25 + b/f
BOOKINGS: Karova Lounge, New Generation and Oztix