The spirit of Springsteen comes to London with The She Street Band

We may be far away from Broadway, but there ain’t nothing stopping the E Street Fans from having all the fun in the world with the She Street Band. 

The music and influence of New Jersey rock icon Bruce Springsteen has taken over the globe ever since his 1984 record-breaking album Born In The USA. And to this day, and for many generations to come, the boss will shape generations of rock fans everywhere. Only Springsteen fans will ever be able to describe to you what being in the presence of the man feels like, why they travel thousands of miles to see him live. So seeing a cover band can go one of two ways – but with The She Street Band, there is only one way.

Formed after bassist Jody Osborne attended Springsteen’s 2016 Wembley Stadium show, the band is formed of musicians from the UK, Ireland and the US. Including Calie Hough (drums), Mara Daniele (guitar), Lynn Roberts (keys), Clare McGrath (glockenspiel), Isabel Lysell (lead guitar) and Yasmin Ogilvie (sax), this all-female cover band is the ultimate fun night out. They’re taking all the songs you love, and add a kick-ass female spirit to it.

There’s the haunting call of “Bruce” echoeing throughout the room and for people who’ve never been to a Springsteen show this may sound like the crowd is booing – they’re not, obviously. Chanting their beloved singer at this show is actually a sign of affection, knowing that what’s in store for them is the closest thing to Bruce that exists.

What is so likeable about the She Street Band is that they are a different kind of cover band. They don’t try to be Bruce or Clarence or Stevie – they are themselves, singing the songs of a man they adore. Just like everyone in the crowd, except they’ve got the talents to make it sound amazing. Special props go to saxophonist Yasmin Ogilvie who truly embodies the spirit of the late and great Clarence Clemons.

Throughout the night the girls leave none of the favorites out and go from strength to strength with mind-blowing renditions of Thunder Road, Rosalita, Candy’s Room, 10th Avenue Freezeout, and many many more.

One of the most outstanding covers of the night is by far Because The Night and latest set list addition The River. And whether it’s Sherry Darling or Bobby Jean, the crowd of course knows every word to every song and what a feeling that must be for the band!

We’re not sure if Springsteen has seen videos of these ladies but judging from the crowd’s reaction and their stellar performance he would be hella proud to have a whole bunch of young female musicians playing his songs.

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      1. Btw I really enjoy your blog. You’ve turned me on to a number of English and other bands I may never have heard of otherwise.

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