Mrs. Hips is a band from the Netherlands with the vocalist Simone Roerade and a trio behind her that surveyed most genres in every which way but found themselves in a smooth, jazzy, soulful approach of playing behind Simone. She’s an exciting lady who used to be the lead-singer of world renown Alto Saxofonist Candy Dulfer but had her hits with her own band “Hips“ in the 90ties with even a nr. 1 hit in Spain. Now we see an experienced unit, Jazzy keys with a streetwise rhythm section, nevertheless with the power of a full soulband, refined and dynamic.
Mrs. Hips is a blast on jazz festivals, but the R&B part of the band makes it also a great band for festivals of all sorts, it’s exuberant and joyful but also intimate and deep. Most of the material is original, written by the band members but mostly by Simone.
The band is:
Simone Roerade Vocals
Bart Wijtman, Bass and Backing Vocals
Berthil Busstra Fender Rhodes, Juno 106
Sjoerd van Bommel Drums and Backing Vocals