Jaime Nanci and The Blue Boys

...are a four piece ensemble working within the traditional jazz parameters of piano, double bass, drums and vocals, but they are anything but traditional. Taking contemporary classics by artists like The Cure, The Smiths and Depeche Mode, twisting them into sultry swing tunes, bluesy ballads and even ragtime Charleston, adding into the mix some beloved standards, even the occasional show-tune, these Cats blow the roof off and will leave you aching for more...

Jaime Nanci - vocal     Pawel Grudzien - piano
Dave Redmond - bass     Kevin Brady - drums

Ciaran Wilde - saxophone & clarinet

Jaime Nanci - Toy

Preorder the new album now!

Preorder the album for €14 (CD) or €20 (Vinyl) + €2 P&P. Due to be released in the summer of 2014.

Pick CD or Vinyl


Regular shows in Dublin:

Friday - 8pm - Eden Bar & Grill, S William St

Friday - 10.30pm - Marco Pierre White, Donnybrook

Saturday - 9pm - Diep Le Shaker, Pembroke Row

Admission free

TOY Jaime Nanci & The Blueboys Album Launch

Thursday, 01 January, 1970 at 1:33 am

Venue: The Meeting House (formerly Eden - Meeting House Square)

Come help us celebrate the launch of our debut album TOY with a glass of champagne and a live performance of the album. TOY Inspired by actual events. Toy is a collection of storysongs that borrows musical threads from the past and weaves them on a loom of contemporary cool. The songs avoid confessional clíche and instead sound like the lost pages of a film noir script populated by beautiful losers, gun slingers and after hours dancing marionettes. Basement club bass lines, brushed cymbals, sinewy sax and bop piano lines evoke a gin soaked past of black and white glamour; Jaime's vocals move with ease from smoke curled B movie diva to 70's glitter ball gigolo by way of New Wave's lipstick traces. His voice is an instrument of silk and steel. Like Waits and Mc Gowan before him, he has that knack of writing fresh songs that seem to have forever haunted the cannon of song. From the sophisticated sleaze of Cassanova Street to the glacial yearning of Fearless and the giddy infatuation of Beautiful Feeling he has taken something old, something new, something borrowed 'n blue and created something seductively unique.

CDs and merchandise

Jaime Nanci - Toy

Preorder the new album now!

Jaime Nanci - vocals
Ciaran Wilde - saxophones, clarinet
Pawel Grudzien - piano, violin
Dave Redmond - bass
Kevin Brady - drums

Preorder the album for €14 (CD) or €20 (Vinyl) + €2 P&P. Due to be released in the summer of 2014.

Pick CD or Vinyl

Jaime Nanci Sings Nina Simone - Live!

Dublin and New York 2013

Jaime Nanci - vocals
Pawel Grudzien - piano
Dave Redmond & Barry Dohue - bass
Abel Benito - drums

The live album is €10 + €2 P&P. You can change the quantity at the Paypal checkout.

Music and videos

Press and media

Jaime Nanci - Puttin' on the glitz

Jaime Nanci talks to Lauren Murphy - Sunday Times feature, 15 June 2014

Download: Feature - Jaime Nanci and Karen Underwood

Sunday Times, Culture section, Saturday 16 October 2012 by Lauren Murphy

Download: - Jaime Nanci - singin' the Nina Simone blues

Galway Advertiser, The Week, 25 April 2013 by Kernan Andrews

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