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Dizzy Valise

We've got them pegged.

Queen without the camp

Dizzy Valise offer tragedy and comedy in love song format.

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An old suitcase was the inspiration for this band's moniker. But not just any old suitcase - the one belonging to jazz supremo Dizzy Gillespie.

Band member Niam Cortazzi said the band decided to switch from their original name of The Beautiful Losers because it was "self-derogatory".

They were flicking through a book of photos of jazz greats when they found a picture of the great trumpet player pictured with a suitcase (valise in French).

The band was drawn together almost by accident. Niam used to sound engineer at former city venue The Factory.

"...dramatic and innovative pop songs that pull on the heart strings"

Niam Cortazzi

When a band was booked featuring the current apple of his eye, Niam cobbled together a support band featuring himself and some of the best musicians poached from bands he'd seen playing at The Factory in previous months.

Niam didn't get his girl. He said: "She turned up with her boyfriend so that was the end of that". But the first of incarnation of Dizzy Valise was born.

Naim describes their music as "dramatic and inovative pop songs that pull on the heart strings - a bit Queen, but without the camp".

The band are currently working with Dubstar producer Steve Hillier who is re-mixing a couple of their tracks.


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