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Trudy and The Romance at Cafe Totem
May 29 | 19:30£9
Describing their style as “’50s mutant pop,” Trudy and the Romance merge the sounds of ’50s rock, doo wop, and girl groups into 21st century garage punk. Behind the rickety rasp of charismatic singer/guitarist Oliver Taylor, the group formed in Liverpool, England in 2014 with Lewis Rollinson on bass and Brad Mullins on drums. Known briefly as Trudy before rebranding, the trio released a series of stand-alone songs beginning with “All My Love” in May 2015. Produced by Spring King’s Tarek Musa, it introduced the band’s ramshackle, updated take on vintage rock guitar and harmony vocals. Their “Wild” and “He Sings” “double A-side” singles marked a move to B3SCI Records in 2016. Subsequent releases included covers of Elvis Presley’s “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” and “Baby Mine” from Disney’s Dumbo. Featuring all original songs, Trudy and the Romance’s debut EP, Junkyard Jazz, arrived in late 2017