“Holly” – Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers (Kartel) [SINGLE] November 16, 2007Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Press Releases.
TITLE: Holly / ARTIST: Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers / LABEL: Kartel / RELEASE DATE: October 2007 / CAT NO: KART020
“Holly” was inspired whilst Tom Mansi was playing upright bass in a tiny fringe theatre in Soho. The show was a one woman musical starring a softly spoken, Prozac-laced, faded cabaret star called Holly. On opening night she cancelled complaining of a “sore throat” contrary to backstage rumour that her lesbian lover had run off with her husband! The show went from bad to worse and despite an odd collection of fanatical regulars, was cut short.
As a professional musician 28 year old, Mansi has already developed a wealth of music and life experience playing gigs in theatre pits, smoky jazz clubs and studio sessions for artists as diverse as the Sugababes and Coldcut. Most recently Tom played a North American tour with Scottish folk legend Donovan and surreal filmmaker David Lynch, which bizarrely combined music with lectures on “Transcendental Meditation and World Peace”.
Recorded and self-produced in the bands’ North London studio, “Holly” is an edgy rock and roll number that supports Tom’s low, rumbling growl of a voice with razor sharp guitar, 60’s organ stabs and a rocking beat.
Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers are Paul “Iceman” White on guitar, Alain Man on keys, James “The Engine Room” Johnston on drums and Tom Mansi on upright bass, guitar and lead vocals.