Former Transvision Vamp chanteuse Wendy James has unveiled the video for Kill Some Time Blues, the song chosen by her fans for her latest AA-side single, with Marlene At Fleur.

It’s one of the highlights of her recent 20-track album Queen High Straight (reviewed here), which has attracted rave reviews far and wide.

“I’m thrilled with the video,” said Wendy. “I wanted to close out the album with a ‘wall-of-sound’ ’60s girl group sounding song, a big number! The horn sections, played by Terry Edwards and Alex Ward, are marvellous.

“The guitar parts, played by James Sedwards, are magnificent and the drumming and percussion by James Sclavunos and bass playing by Harry Bohay, superlative! And I must say I’m rather pleased with my singing too!

“To this end, I went on a video clip treasure hunt to find some great shots of The Supremes, The Ronettes, The Vandellas, The Shangri-Las, The Blossoms and I stumbled upon some fabulous old footage of ’60s girls letting loose and getting their freak on!

“Spliced and cross-faded into this wonderful footage is footage of me performing live at Hultsfred Festival in Sweden and a performance on a broadcast TV show called Live At The Dome.

“The video is masterfully timed out, edited and presented by David Leigh Dodd, who has been the photographer and videographer for the entire presentation of Queen High Straight. I think the video is an enormous success and it serves to amplify this great song!”

Wendy had hoped to be touring the album in September, but due to Covid-19 she has rescheduled her 22-date UK tour (again) to April 2021.

She said: “2021 will be a great touring year for The Wendy James Band, with the UK tour in April, festivals and a couple of big support slots to announce!”

Wendy is best known as the fearless front woman of chart-topping alt-rockers Transvision Vamp, who had a string of hits in the late 80s with songs like I Want Your Love and Revolution Baby.

Wendy James released her new album on May 1.

After they disbanded she has worked with Elvis Costello, James Williamson (Iggy & The Stooges), Lenny Kaye (The Patti Smith Group) and James Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), who joins her on drums and percussion for Queen High Straight.

Wendy’s most recent UK tour was last year, when she and her band opened for The Psychedelic Furs, which was a huge success. Tickets and VIP packages for her rearranged 2021 tour are available HERE.

Gary Welford
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