Little Kim & the Alley Apple 3 play swing music in the broadest sense of the word. They love all kind of old time roots music, be it the sensuous swing jazz of the roaring twenties or the piercing lyrics of the fabulous Hank Williams.
They first met in 2007 when Kim placed an online ad, stating she was looking for a new touring band that played the music styles she loves: jazz, honky tonk, swing, ... By the time Tom responded to her ad, he had already gathered two wonderful musicians to play along: Patrick Cattoir on lapsteel and Selim Meiresonne on slappin' double bass.
They went on rehearsing for a year which resulted in a first self titled EP "Little Kim & the Alley Apple 3" (2008). It got so many good reviews that a lot of concerts in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany followed. Convinced they had something good in hand, they started working on their first full album "Riding the Rails", which hit the streets in 2010.
Not satisfied with the idea that music should be labeled or confined to narrow boxes, they started writing new songs, that were meant to sound totally different to the songs on "Riding the Rails". The writing process was finished in august 2011 and with the help of Kristof Maes of the Closed Session Studio they started the long journey of recording the album. “She'll keep the devil dancing on your heart” (2012) turned out to be a much more elaborate record than their firstborn. With the bunch of friends they invited to appear as guests on this album they opened to path to a future that is as exciting as it is diverse.
To be continued ...
Hot club, Hot swing, Western Swing