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Sparkly Bird (The Soundtrack)

The Fabulous Red Diesel

This is the soulful soundtrack to a musical theatre production that deals with mental health issues, based on a true story.

On 7th December 2004, a 43 year old woman hung herself from her loft stairs. She was found hours later by her husband, who had no idea that she was anything but content. She had a beautiful home, good marriage, lovely son and a rewarding job, so what caused her to do such a violent and destructive act? Sparkly Bird is the collection of evidence, the examination of cause and motive, and the journey her family took to find peace for themselves. The Story is told in 12 songs, with one dancer, one aerialist, one narrator and one band- The Fabulous Red Diesel.The songs are written by Kat Lee-Ryan, and the story is true.

‘’I think this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen or experienced.Thank –you – I think this will save my life’’

''Sparkly Bird at The Stables. Wow! What an incredibly brave, poignant, moving and uplifting show. Kat Lee-Ryan your songs, your band and incredible singing (along with Jackie Rawe) were just stunning. Your dancers and the choreography (Joanna Poulton and Ruby were spellbinding - I was so moved I had to make a sharp exit. Many congratulations and I hope you perform it again soon xxxx ''

‘’Sparkly Bird will hit your heart hard, it will touch every emotion that you can imagine. If this show doesn't touch you in some way or other, then you surely are not of this world.’’

''The music was so moving and also so uplifting. The dance also. It was utterly amazing and your singing just beautiful - I am still overwhelmed - thank you''

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Live at the Lamb

The Fabulous Red Diesel

A gumbo of Soul, Jazz and Funk that's nearly impossible to pin down stylistically, this was one of the last live performances with Voodoo Dave (Trombone and Percussion) and Count Bouncy (Bass) before they moved on to other projects.

''I looked out across the bar, and The Fabulous Red Diesel were playing, it was just like being at a festival and I like that '' Alec Swinburn - The Publican of The Lamb in Lewes. There's no easy description of the music here, infectiously groovy, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and here it's presented in the best way possible - 100% live. Dive into one of the best bands on the south coast of the UK and make sure you've got space to dance...

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Fur Coat No Underwear

The Fabulous Red Diesel

A collection of the best live tunes heard currently by this funky 6 piece. Kick off your shoes and dance to the tightest rhythm section , funkiest brass section and soul tearing vocals . Dirty jazz at its finest .

''Funked up and delicious. Gorgeous vocals interweaving serious groove. From the phat to the sublime. Kat, Wil and the band have been playing Small World in various guises since our very first event... deservedly so.'' SOLAR SMITH - SMALL WORLD SOLAR STAGE AND FESTIVAL

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You're Luvly You Are!

The Fabulous Red Diesel

The original Festi-Funk sound, soulful vocals, madcap brass and bouncing rhythms

In the summer of 2013 there was a two day concert on the beach in Hastings, organised as a fundraiser for the RNLI. The Fabulous Red Diesel played on the Sunday afternoon and unbeknownst to the band the whole set was recorded. Whilst we've dropped the first song (we didn't want too many old tracks on here), what you have here is exactly as it was on the day, there's been no overdubs and no editing, just a snapshot of a moment in time which we are putting up here as a huge big thank you to all all fans.

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We Know It's 43

The Fabulous Red Diesel

From carnival-esque jazz to soulful groove, funky songs that will make you smile

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