Johnny Iguana (keyboards), Zach Verdoorn (guitar, bass), Michael Caskey (drums) provide an ever-changing wall of sound for singer Berit Ulseth whose voice has been described as sweet, soulful, extraordinary, formidable, heavenly, seductive, soaring and intoxicating.
The Claudettes make music that’s fresh, exciting, and compelling as a quick YouTube visit will prove. But you must, no MUST see them live!
“What the Claudettes do is truly special. Their music can’t be described in a few words and it’s so damn good that one doesn’t even want to try. You’ll hear echoes of Blues, R&B, Punk and Postwar Jazz. And it all rocks with an undeniably sophisticated, sexy swagger!” – Musoscribe
“A skewed cabaret band of Blues, Jazz and Rockabilly. A sensibility that feels like equal parts James Dean and David Lynch.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Holy Mackerel! Most intriguing and most difficult to describe. I hear so many levels of what I consider amazing creativity. The Claudettes give me that same rush I get every time I hear Gruppo Sportivo! These guys are the B-movies of the music world. Maybe not understood now, but in the future the kings and queens of the universe. What these four have done is no small feat. If it doesn’t grab you then I don’t know what will!” – No Depression
“‘High Times In The Dark’ is where this eccentric, eclectic Chicago band elevates its lead singer into diva territory. Berit Ulseth is that good. So is the Jerry Lee Lewis/Memphis Slim piano of band founder Johnny Iguana, rooted in a kind of mix’n’match rootsy 1960s hippiedom.” – Goldmine Magazine
“There aren’t too many albums that can remind you of both The Cramps and Patsy Cline.” – Tom Haugen / Daily Vault