Ida is based in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland and plays in and around the central belt including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gleneagles and further afield if required.
Ida Bloom was brought up in the Cheviot Hills and as a shepherd’s daughter, she was shy and retiring but bursting to come out of her shell into the theatrical sexy diva who will grace the stage for you today.
She’ll find a song that nobody has heard of or has forgotten many years ago, one that you would wonder why it was never been a hit before and have you bopping on the dance floor to it as if you know it and always loved it. So if you’re looking for the standard run of the mill routine this is not the act for you. Expect something different, quirky, maybe a bit of Post Modern Juke Box style which is if you have not heard of this band, are the current famous creators of modern songs turned into something from 1940’s/50’s. She is also influenced by Imelda May, Boz Scags, Caro Emerald, Bull Moose Jackson, Beth Heart, Lavern Baker..to name but a few.
She performs currently with her partner who is an outstanding saxophonist who compliments her show. He is an old style New Orleans honker, gritty and stylish and with whom she has a certain rapport which at times is described as comical.
Ida can also be booked to sing as a background lounge singer. Singing a large range of songs from Etta James to Dinah Washington, and contemporary songs mixed in, the Stewart Wilson saxophonist compliments this well as some beautiful instrumentals can be added with live sax on backing tracks.
Ding Dong Daddy - Wynona Carr
T Bone Shuffle - Boz Scags
Blank Space - Ariana Savalas
I wanna be like you - Louis Prima
Bang Bang Boom - Beth Heart
I'm not the only one - Post Modern Juke Box
Big 10 inch - Bull Moose Jackson
Inside out- Imelda May
Waiting Game - Joolz Holland
All of Me - Scott Bradlee Post Modern Juke Box
Baby Can dance - Carsie Blanton
Aint got no Home - Clarence Frog Man Henry
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