Candie Payne is like a member of indie rock royalty. Her one brother is the drummer for the Zutons and her other brother is singer/songwriter Howie Payne (also lead vocalist of the Stills). At first she wasn’t even going to enter the family business but luckily someone must have convinced her to give it a try.
She’s released two 7″ singles and has been signed to Deltasonic but also may have been scooped up by Sony/BMG Music Uk who have a page on her as well. Candie Payne, while not a retro act, certainly embraces the sound of the 50′s and 60′s. It’s amazing how well her sound harkens back to that era of music by the likes of Sandie Shaw, Serge Gainsberge, Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday. But even more amazing is how her checkbones, style of dress, hair and everything about her refers back to that time. Here’s her second sold out single of 2006:
Unofficial (but extremely cool) video for “I Wish”