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Shirley Kent

voc, GB, Birmingham
Rock and Jazz
A.k.a. Virginia Tree

Born in England, Birmingham. Shirley Kent began her singing career at the tender age of 15. Her career has encompassed the musical spectrum, Folk, Rock and Popular music. But it is her love for Jazz that has seasoned her style. In 1970 she was a member of the UK band The Ghost (2). A Progressive Rock Band. With Ghost and as a solo artist, she appeared on the John Peel BBC programme Sound of the seventies. Later she would return to the jazz scene in England to play second on the bill to Stephane Grappelli, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Roland Kirk and others.

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Acoustic guitar
Genres
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Pop
Plays With
The Ghost
Popular Tracks   
Butterfly On The Shore on Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75 by Various Artists
We'll Gather Lilacs on Women with Standards by Various Artists
I'm Glad There Is You on Women with Voices by Various Artists
Someone to Watch over Me on Devine Vintage Vocals the Jazz Age by Shirley Kent
Do Do Do What You Done Done Done on Devine Vintage Vocals the Jazz Age by Shirley Kent
Willow Weep for Me on Women with Standards by Various Artists
Honey Suckle Rose on Devine Vintage Vocals the Jazz Age by Shirley Kent
Time After Time on Women with Standards by Various Artists
I Love My Baby on Devine Vintage Vocals the Jazz Age by Shirley Kent
Don't Laugh at Me on Women with Standards by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Yeah Yeah YeahShirley Kent2001Album
Women With StandardsAlison Bentley / Mandy Fox / Anita Wardell / Shirley Kent1997Compil.
Takeover BidThe Master Singers, Shirley Kent1966Single
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