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The Claudettes and FU Tammy



September 6, 2024

About the Artist


New York’s beloved Twin Peaks supergroup, Fuck You, Tammy! aka “The Band From Another Place,” channels the music of Twin Peaks and the David Lynch Extended Cinematic Universe.

In 2017 as the final episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return were airing, bandmates Julie Rozansky (bassist and vocalist in Scam Avenue, Tree River, The Art of Shooting) and Devery Doleman (lead vocalist in Scam Avenue, Les Sans Culottes, La Laque) had the genius idea to assemble a task force for a Halloween show to perform Julee Cruise/ Angelo Badalamenti songs: Drummer Nate Smith (Shy Child, Scam Avenue), keyboardist Bill Ferullo (Nuraxi, Nancy (Not Her Real Name), Les Sans Culottes), guitarist David Andreana (The Ritualists), and D’Addario artist/ saxophone player /guitar player Anthony Cekay.

Since then, Fuck You, Tammy! has expanded their repertoire to include more songs from the David Lynch Extended Cinematic Universe [Lost Highway, Wild At Heart, Blue Velvet, and more] while developing an avid following. Fuck You, Tammy! has played The Bell House, the Mercury Lounge, Elsewhere, and 2019's infamous BLACK LODGE/ WHITE NOISE Halloween event at 3 Dollar Bill, has collaborated with members of The Pink Room Burlesque, and headlined Eraserhood Forever 2019 at PhilaMOCA, where they shared the stage with James Marshall.

[And yes, Chrystabell is a fan.]

Grounded in blues and jazz yet pushing the boundaries of rock, the Claudettes are writing the most riveting chapter of their story now. With six albums on Forty Below Records and Yellow Dog Records, the Claudettes have earned international acclaim for their piano-powered "garage cabaret" sound featuring Rachel Williams (vocals), Johnny Iguana (piano, vocals, songwriting), Zach Verdoorn (bass, guitar, vocals) and Michael Caskey (drums). Outside the Claudettes, Iguana has earned Blues Music Award and Living Blues Award nominations, toured with Junior Wells and Otis Rush, played on three Grammy-nominated releases and recorded with Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Derek Trucks, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and more. Johnny is also composer of the score for the Emmy-winning, smash-hit FX/Hulu series "The Bear."
“Chicago's original recipe band…The Claudettes' sonic playing field is the blues and everything after, all tastefully and artfully blended together….Perhaps the band’s greatest super power: songwriting.”—NPR Music
“A skewed cabaret band of blues, jazz and rockabilly…a sensibility that feels equal parts James Dean and David Lynch.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Holy Mackerel…I hear so many levels of what I consider amazing creativity…I hear touches of Jerry Lee Lewis at his most manic…of cinema…of multiple genres wrapping around one another…These guys are the B-movies of the music world—maybe not understood now, but in the future, the kings and queens of the universe!”—Frank Gutch Jr., No Depression
"The Claudettes Go Out! shows the band’s mastery of every era of American music, from the roots of the blues to today’s modern pop….the Claudettes pen standards for a new generation."—J. Poet, Rock & Roll Globe

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