**New ‘Meet Your Feet’ Single coming in 2017**

You can purchase Meet Your Feet’s ”Bristol People” single online at www.amazon.co.uk

The latest Meet Your Feet line-up

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The latest line-up as a 9-piece is:

  • Sue Hewitt- founder member, drums and songwriter
  • Heie Gelhaus- founder member, keyboards and songwriter
  • Fanny Barratt- bass
  • Tina Holmes- guitar and vocals
  • Bashema- vocals
  • Louise Cox- percussion
  • Jos Wood- sax
  • Romilly Gibbs- sax
  • Norma Daykin- sax

 
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The story…1987-1992 and 2010

Meet Your Feet is an eclectic 9-piece all women band from Bristol playing original music with latin, jazz and soul influences. The songs are dynamic and have tight harmonies, catchy sax riffs, infectious percussion and lyrics that reflect the 80s drive for an environmentally friendly planet.

Formed in 1988 as a result of three of the women getting together to start a women’s music workshop, Meet Your Feet played its first gig in June 1988, when asked to get a set together for a Benefit Gig against section 28. This gig was so successful that the band decided to stay together and gradually the original line-up of the early years of the band evolved

  • Diana Milstein- founder member, bass and lyricist
  • Heie Gelhaus- founder member, keyboards and songwriter
  • Sue Hewitt- founder member, drums and songwrite
  • Julie Lockhart- vocals
  • Carol Thomas- vocals
  • Diggy- percussion
  • Karen Keen- sax
  • Vicki Burke- sax

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During the 80s, Meet Your Feet had a lot of success as a live band and as well as gigging all over Britain, they played also at all the prestigious festivals like for example WOMAD and Glastonbury. Meet Your Feet did several European tours. In 1989 Meet Your Feet was voted as Bristol’s top band by Bristol’s Venue magazine readers. The band was featured on HTV and BBC TV and was also interviewed by Jenni Murray on the BBC Radio 4 programme “Women’s Hour”.

In 1989 they released their first double A-side single (“Spread the Word” and “Out of the Grey”) which they recorded after winning a competition as Bristol’s most promising new acts.
In 1990 they released their live album (“Meet Your Feet – Live at Chard”) which was recorded at the first Women’s Music Festival in Chard, Somerset.
In early 1992 the group disbanded as it became harder and harder to find new women to join the band as others were leaving due to other life commitments and events.
In 2010 Meet Your Feet reformed and has been gigging since.
After joining forces with Jelli Records in 2013, Meet Your Feet released their highly acclaimed EP ”Unfinished Business” at the end of 2013 with a great live gig on the Thelka.

You can purchase the EP (Unfinished Business) from the Jelli Shop

Please contact Steve or Brian at Jelli Records if you are interested in booking Meet Your Feet: info@jelli-records.com

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