Segue Sisters Carrie Marx, Kerrie Fairclough and Jess Robinson combine their harmonious singing talents and love of all things silly to give a fresh take on all the songs you love, with their own inimitable Segue style. Originally taking their influence from 1940’s singing trio, The Andrews Sisters, the girls incorporate this classic style of singing to perform a whole range of repertoire from the classic wartime ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B’ to the more contemporary rock and pop bands of Nirvana, Alice Cooper and Lady Gaga – to provide a cheeky comic twist.
The Segues first formed in 2009 after collaborating with highly talented musical director (and 4th Segue Sister) Kirsty Newton and swiftly became a popular addition to London’s comedy and cabaret circuit. In 2010 they joined with Arthur Smith after performing in his 2010 Edinburgh Show – Arthur Smith’s Cobbled Up Shambles and went on to tour with his sell out show, ‘Arthur Smith at Large’.
The girls premiered their own debut Edinburgh show ‘Jailbirds’ at the Gilded Balloon Teviot in 2011 as well as enjoying guest spots on MacAulay & Co (BBC Radio Scotland), Hardeep Singh Kohli’s ‘Chat Masala’, Best of the Fest (Assembly, Speigeltent), and Chortle Fast Fringe. Described by Chortle as ‘every compilation show’s favourite guest’ it was only right they continue their work as the must-have chat show lovelies by appearing as the house singers in Ruth Jones’ ‘Christmas Cracker’ (BBC2) and later featuring in a series of chat shows hosted by BBC London’s Robert Elms at the beautiful Hyde Park Serpentine Pavilion, as part of the run up to the Olympic Games.
They are proud to be the ‘official girlfriends’ of the London Gay Men’s Chorus – performing in their main Spring Concert at St Giles in the Fields. They continue their work with the wonderful Arthur Smith and are a resident act at ‘The Distraction Club’, with Mitch Benn. They have also featured on Rufus Hound’s ‘What’s So Funny? (BBC Radio 4 Extra), The Arts Show with Stephen K Amos (BBC Radio 2) and provided the music for ’1963: That Was The Year That Was’ – a 50th Year anniversary special and tribute to Sir David Frost (Radio 2)
The girls continued to develop their solo show at various festivals over 2012/13 including Exeter, Bath, City of London and Latitude and are very much enjoying the events, arts festivals and shows of 2014.