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A new CD of girl-on-girl harmony from DUCHESS, a vocal trio that "whip[s] up music that traffics in delight" (The New Yorker).
A new CD of girl-on-girl harmony from DUCHESS, a vocal trio that "whip[s] up music that traffics in delight" (The New Yorker).
A new CD of girl-on-girl harmony from DUCHESS, a vocal trio that "whip[s] up music that traffics in delight" (The New Yorker).
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New York City-based vocalists Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, and Melissa Stylianou joined forces to become DUCHESS just two years ago. On a lark, the three of us got together at Greenwich Village's quintessential speakeasy, The 55 Bar, for an evening of hijinks, hilarity, and swinging, 3-part harmony...and, just like that, a band was born!

Gratified by the audience's enthusiastic response, we decided to make a CD, and 2015 saw the release of our eponymous debut album. Over the months that followed, DUCHESS headlined sold-out shows at top venues throughout New York City (Jazz Standard, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola - Jazz at Lincoln Center) and toured extensively, performing at national and international jazz festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Jerusalem Jazz Festival, among others.  Our CD and live performances garnered raves from the likes of DownBeat Magazine, The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Seattle Times, and many more.

With all this great momentum, the time is right for us to record another CD. Thanks to all our touring and performing, we've raised and saved a sizable chunk of the funds needed to make another album, and now we're calling on our friends and fans--affectionately known as our DUCHESS Honey Buns--to join the party and help us bring this new project to life!

We started making music together simply because we love each other and we love singing. We knew we'd have a great time together, but we couldn't have predicted that #girlongirlharmony would change our lives and careers in such amazing ways.  We're thrilled to have won friends and fans around the world, and we can't wait to share more of our music with you!

Risks and challenges

Life is risky but we prefer to walk on the Sunny Side of the Street. No matter what, Come Rain or Come Shine, Anzic Records will be releasing our record in October 2016 and with your help, it will be a great one!

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    EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY (AND DUCHESS LOVES YOU): A digital copy of the new Duchess CD!

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    P.S. I LOVE YOU:
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    2 signed copies of the new Duchess CD
    Autographed album art

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    3 signed copies of the new Duchess CD
    Custom Duchess coasters, swizzle sticks and cocktail napkins for 2

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    DUCHESS HONEY BUN:
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    5 signed CDs
    Reserved table and special Duchess treat at our 55 Bar residency in NYC
    Signed copies of each individual’s CD

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