Last Chance Harvey is a wonderfully cute movie for a variety of reasons (more on that later) and during a particularly fun scene, Harvey (Dustin Hoffman) and Kate (Emma Thompson) stop to enjoy a band playing on the street in London. The young lead singer's throaty, impassioned vocals and the toe-tapping bluesy/country sounds of the band stuck with me and I just had to look them up. Turns out it's British family band Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis are three siblings whose spunky covers of songs like "Mean Son of a Gun" (which is the song featured in the movie) and "Going Up the Country" take me back to bygone eras in American music. It's old-fashioned, inspired by swing, jazz, and country, but with a distinctly young sound — perhaps partly because vocalist Kitty is just 15 years old.
To check out some of their music (more available at their MySpace page),