Don't you want a little house / where we can live all by ourselves
Hang like laundry you and me / 'cause quiet is the life I need
The human voice comes in many iterations. There are haunted voices and haunting voices, voices dipped in wax and voices soaked in bourbon, voices that persuade lawn pinwheels to haltingly spin and voices that rip the shingles off Tornado Alley roofs.
Bridget Davis' voice is one of subtler devastation. It renders you defenseless without thunder or pyrotechnics. Married to stories of romantic longing, vengeful whalers, and idealized domesticity it eases itself into your consciousness and remains there long after the concert has ended, the iPod has gone to sleep, the CD has ceased to spin.
Since 2011 Bridget and her band the Viking Kings have brought their potent blend of jazz, folk, and pop to music venues through Manhattan and Brooklyn. Featuring fellow University of Miami graduates Sam Petitti on guitar and Dag Markhus on drums, as well as the jazz- and classically-trained Kells Nollenberger on upright bass, the Viking Kings expertly supply each song with its own unique cinematic atmosphere--romance, western, period drama, film noir. Following the 2012 release of their debut EP Trouble Comes in Threes, produced and engineered by Luke Moellman and mastered by Latin Grammy-winning Carlos Alvarez, Bridget Davis and the Viking Kings have been played on Miami's 90.5 WVUM and featured as a "Must See Show of the Week" by Grass Clippings. But listen to them once, and every show will be a must see show.
And don't you want a pretty life / where I can grow to be your wife
Lined like paper you and me / 'cause I know trouble comes in threes