Vocal Priestess and Hoodoo Woman, Kerri Layton has been taking the Jazz and Blues Kingdom by storm.
Fans and bookers worldwide regard her for her rich, velvet like vocals and enigmatic stage presence (C Powered Ents) where she skillfully fuses Jazz, Blues, Rock n Roll, RnB and Soul influences into her live shows and recordings.
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Based in East London, Kerri is playing a number of dates and venues this Autumn whilst working on her originals project and promoting her bands under 'Dixiebird Records'.
Her debut single Lady Of The Dead is out now and available for download and streaming on Amazon Music, Spotify, Itunes and more.
‘A Million Dollars At Any Years Prices'’
- The Stage
Lady of the Dead ~ Mexicana, Bowie inspired theatrical Jazz Blues explosion!
Inspired by the Dia De Las Muertos tradition of Mexico, Kerri Layton and her band lead a steely 5min.49 sec long track from the birth of the day into the sin of the night.
Sultry, gritty, swinging vocals meet a hotbed of saxophone, double bass and funky rifts designed to whip your ears into a frenzy.
Download to to hear the amazing rhythmical genius of Benjamin Croft on his fancy Rhodes piano, or the slick bass lines of Jordan Brown on his 'Grace', Lottie B takes the deep and sexy Sax solo, grounded by the funky drum beat of Matt Dean.
Out on Dixiebird Records now, click on the track to hear it in all its splendour!
‘A Rising Star in the Blues Heaven’
- (Max Haymes, Blues Historian & Author)
Since 2012, when Kerri took a lead role as Guitarist, Singer and Actress in Banner Theatre's Production of The Future Makers, Kerri has toured the Worlds stages with her then, solo act 'Lady Layton' performing live at venues and events such as The BBC's Best Of British, Alexandra Palace, Hackney Empire, Stage 3, The Savoy, The Andaz, Ibiza's many exclusive 5-star beach resorts, Ski and Winter resorts and cabarets in France and Switzerland.
Going on to develop her own sound which has been likened to that of Victoria Spivey, Billie Holiday, Grace Slick and Dinah Washington (Ed Vulliamy - The Guardian), she has performed at The Glastonbury Festival twice, sharing a stage and performing a duet of 'Love Is The Drug' with the legendary Andy Mackay of Roxy Music and headlining Alexandra Palaces Fireworks Festival, with her 7 - piece band, to crowds of over 60,000 people.
Collaborating with an array of producers, Kerri has also supplied vocals for a range of projects working on a house music record and also with rapper 'Fabio' on the release 'No Sunshine' in 2016 which were released on Awesome Records.
In 2018 she became a finalist in the Peter Whittingham Jazz Awards for the arrangement of her original song 'Lady Of The Dead' which was released in July 2019.
Based in London, UK she is currently working on original projects and her company and events platform Dixiebird Records.
To work with Kerri you can hire her or one of her musical creations from her label Dixiebird Records, or contact her booking team on the email below to enquire about recording work, press and media engagements.
Dixiebird Records is Kerri's own independent record label and specialist live music event house.
Home to her musical productions, it is her very own 'ala cart sweet shop' take your pick and check out the bands you can hire for any occasion.
‘The grit of Billie Holiday, and the sound of her very own special soul’
- (Ed Vulliamy - The Guardian, Author and Journalist)
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