TAKE A SPIN WITH TEA CUP GIN!
| GENRES |
Original Indie Jazz - rooted in vintage jazz • blues • torch • tin pan • eclectic vocals of 1920s-50s
| LOCATION |
chapel hill • carrboro • hillsborough • durham • raleigh • NC
| BIO |
The members of Tea Cup Gin share a passion for crafting original indie-jazz cocktails under the influence of an eclectic blend of early 20th century musical genres (deco era jazz standards, tin pan alley classics, ragtime & delta blues, torch, chanson, cabaret, bossa, tango, & show tunes). The band stirs together unique melodies and lyrics, served up on two blazing acoustic guitars, with impassioned vocals, dynamic upright bass & percussion, and occasional guests on trombone, trumpet, violin, sax, & more.
| NAME |
Why the name “Tea Cup Gin”? During prohibition, speakeasies served bootleg gin in ordinary tea cups to hide what was inside. Although the band’s original songs may look innocent enough from the outside, you’ll soon taste a deliciously intoxicating blend of unexpected ingredients. So “Tea Cup Gin” evokes vintage jazz, while being catchier than saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover.”
| SHOWS |
Only some of our shows are listed here on Reverbnation. For a complete schedule of upcoming shows see our home page at: http://www.teacupgin.com/shows/
| MEMBERS |
TCG includes: John Klonowski - Guitar • Christy Benson - Vox/Hand Percussion • Mike Reid - Guitar
| GUESTS |
Special thanks to the wonderful folks who sit in with us when they can: Larry Duckworth - Percussion • Ittai Korman - Bass • Doug Vuncannon - Bass • Mark Robertson - Percussion • Danny Grewen - Trombone • Tim McElroy - Percussion • Don Raleigh - Bass, Percussion • Mike Maloney - Bass • Rob DiMauro - Percussion • Omar Ruiz-Lopez - Violin • Robo Jones - Trombone • Pete Lucy - Accordion