Music by The Courtesans!
The Courtesans Duo..They are something sweet with dark under tones
I was very impressed when I was fortunate enough to hear a preview of this song when I met up with Eileen Mary Theresa Daly and Ben Thirkettle – The Courtesans – during a visit to London a week ago. My initial impressions about the song performed by this very talented duo have been reinforced after listening to it again. Hopefully, this very hardworking and creative couple will receive the plaudits they deserve. I now look forward to hearing more songs as they work towards completing their album. By Reg Dyer Magazine Blog
Investigate Something new, something to get your taste buds wet, and make your ears sing with excitement, The Courtesans song Doll draws on many influences such as baroque, with a twist of pop, fantasies of dark fairy tales, and a hunting melody..and a lilt of sadness in the sweet melody…you be the judge
The Courtesans are in the studio working on Doll, its sounding mighty fine..we do not do covers all our songs are our own tunes, Please don’t get us mixed up with other bands with the same name.. we are a London/Chelsea band going since 2005 and are currently in the studio doing our tracks ALL 30 OF THEM! my! my! each will have a video too follow…The Band works closely with Loaded TV, as Eileen works as an actress there. The Band has a new manager. A young up and coming entrepreneur who stops at nothing..hahahaha The Best..We are very excited as there are so many thing in the pipe line. my dream is to one day do Vegas on a six month contact..Thats just a dream, and with our music I do think something will happen, maybe not that, but other thing with a little help from our friends, at the end of the day the music dose the talking, I THINK SOME BANDS FORGET THAT!! hahahahahahahaha
The Courtesans are in the studio working on their new song Doll, Its a Hit! Please do not get this band mix up with other bands of the same name, as we do not do covers, all our writing is our own and music.. Check us out please we are good..Kiss Miss Eileen Daly.
“…Johnny Cash was on the stereo and a tiger was on the stage with the set-list stuck to him, luckily it was of the stuffed toy variety as there had already been talk of sinister vampire slaying following the band around. Eileen admitted to being very excited about the turnout and the whole evening as the band burst into opener ‘Stickleback Song.’ As far as many of these songs, certainly those not on the EP, were concerned I was only hearing them for the second time but they obviously hit the mark as they were instantly recognisable. ‘Trailer Trash’ bristled with Ben Thirkettle’s flamboyant and mariachi sounding guitar leads and the socially acceptable observation on the unacceptable trash culture aired out on shows like the mentioned Jerry Springer really hit the mark. The audience moved sinuously around some slower numbers such as lounge-clad ‘Brute Of Cute’ and ‘Burnout’ which had a nursery rhyme oration about it before lush Indie etched guitar peels, if anything reminiscent of The Pixies, coursed out the speakers.
Those waiting for the EP tracks were finally rewarded by ‘Doll,’ but it was ones I was not as versed in that I really enjoyed. The groovy Munsters mash up ‘Webcam Girl’ with an energetic beat about it and perversely amusing lyrics (luckily Herman never needed to resort to such antics with Lily about). Also ‘Garden Of Love’ which had more than a bit of ‘They’re Coming To Take Me Away’ about it. Indeed they did too, as after hit of the day ‘Peckham Rolex’ it was time for dreaded cover ‘Delilah.’ Eileen kindly pointed out that I was unlikely to stay in the room for it and indeed I legged it to the back bar for some much needed refreshing laudanum.
After the show the band were on hand to pose for photos and I don’t think many left without buying a copy of the freshly signed EP. Those that did attempt to slip out and take off down Denmark Street may have had their fate sealed in blood… but that, dear reader, is another tale.”
The Courtesan as a band has been going since 2005, since then a lot has happen, band members have come and gone, and alas in 2006 Eileen got very very ill, which lasted for many years, now The Courtesans are ready they are in the studio with over 30 songs, plus writing new ones, Ben produces all the music and Eileen and Ben write together..
The Courtesans are a London Gypsy Glam Rock band, formed by British cult Horror actress Eileen Daly (former vocalist of Jezebel). Co-band member, Ben Thirkettle (formally of Goodbye Planet) produces all the music for the band.
The Courtesans take inspiration from musicians such as T.Rex, The Cramps and Alex Harvey, they are also heavily influenced by classical music. The Courtesans sound is colorful, fun and organic. The band have a DIY attitude and a punk spirit.
Please check them out they wont bite.