Scarlet Street fever

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LATEST girl group on the block, Scarlet Street, are proving a feast for the eyes and ears.

Their quirky style and sound is helping the four-part pop vocal group to become a breath of fresh air to the North East’s music scene.

The up-and-coming group this month released their debut EP, Barberpop, which showcases their sound – a fusion of barbershop-style harmony of the 40s and today’s pop music.

The record features both original songs and covers, all retro/modern extravaganzas of close-harmony vocals, vintage brass and fresh production style from some of the country’s top producers.

So who are Scarlet Street?

The band is made of singers: Zita Frith, Jennifer Davies, Rosie Winter and Rachel Cook.

Since forming, they quickly secured a weekly spot as the Capital FM Breakfast Show house band, performing their own arrangements of current pop songs in their unique a cappella style live on radio.

“The reaction from the public was unbelievable,” said Zita. “We were inundated with Tweets and Facebook messages from people asking if they could buy our music.”

The band are also gaining wide acclaim online for their a cappella YouTube videos, both from their dedicated fanbase of “Scarlettes” and also some special celebrity fans.

Scarlet Street was created by Jennifer Davies early this year. She said: “I’d always had a passion for barbershop and 40s music, but I love pop music too – so I put the two together and couldn’t believe the response.

“People have described us as a female version of The Overtones, which is a huge compliment as we’re big fans of their music.

“They’ve been so successful in bringing doo-wop into the 21st century – we’d love to do the same with our style of music.”

* Barbershop is on sale now through online retailers. Follow the girls on Twitter @Scarlet_St

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