Red Hot N' Real Gone
Duchess and the Distractions capture a bygone era with their hip blend of Risqué blues, jump and swing, Bringing the fabulous 40's back. Fans of American roots music like Swing, rockabilly and early rock and roll have been thrilled to discover this new band. Their repertoire from the 40's and 50's include cover by artists such as Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington, Louis Jordan, and Louis Prima; these guys are "Dillinger"! Featured at the Peekskill Jazz and Blues 2008 & 2009 to crowds of 3000 plus. Reviewed in Big City Blues Magazine, Featured Cover Story Journal News. Small town theater concert series 2010 & 2012 and 2014, As well, the reception for the Royal Families "Prince Harry" at the Greenwich County Club . Diane Cricchio " Duchess Di" Lead Vocal, Band leader Hank Decora " Mr Hank " Guitar, Vocal Chris Vitarello on Guitar Victor Lagamma " Cha Cha" Piano Eddie Crucy "Sticky" Drums, Vocal Dave McDowell " SaxesMcD" Tenor Sax Steve Gotleib "Medicine Man" Baritone Sax John Patrick "JP" Alto Sax The Professor on Bass Fiddle Duchess Di Diane Cricchio, Lead Vocal & Band Leader. Nicked named "Baby Ruth" because of her Ruth Brown Covers, The Duchess's infectious smile and energy will capture the heart of any room. Formerly a folk and country singer and songwriter, Di has performed in the NYC and tri-state area for the last 20 years. She was a member of the City Folk organization and has appeared at many top venues including Kenny's Castaways, The Bitter End, The Cutting Room, The Speak Easy, The Turning Point and the 12 Grapes in Peekskill, NY. Di has also performed at the Sullivan County University concert series and is a regular guest on the Hartland Hayride for the WDVR Fm 2-hour live musical country variety show. She has appeared on the main stage of the Raritan County Fair in front of 2,000 and more recently, to an audience of 3,000 at the Peekskill Jazz and Blues Celebration. Di currently has 3 privately released CDs. Red Hot and Real gone currently .