• 12inch
  • Digital

Sexy Lady

  • Cat No: FSR118
  • Release: 2023-02-24


Digital 690 JPY

Heatwave、Wham、Chris Rea、Shakatakなどをサポートしていたカリブ系マルチ・プレイヤー/シンガーElvis Veiraが、VeiraKrew名義で1985年に自主リリースしたアーバン・メロウ爽やかライトなクロスオーバー・ブギー・ディスコ名曲「Sexy Lady」が、好調リリース続くFreestyle Records内UKブギー&ブリットファンク秘宝名作発掘リイシュー・シリーズから嬉しい限定12インチ正規復刻。

ミッドテンポ都会的ライト&メロウに心地よすぎるキラーなインストゥルメンタル・バージョンA2「Sexy Lady(instrumental)」も極上の心地よさ。中古市場でも高値をつく激レア盤だったこともあり、この正規復刻は嬉しい限り。 (コンピューマ) (12inchのコメントから参照)

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Freestyle drops another 12" rarity from the annals of UK funk & boogie history - this time giving the sounds of VeiraKrew's "Sexy Lady" from 1985 a fresh new cut.
Elvis Veira was born on the Carribean island of Nevis and moved to England alongside his pianist and music teacher mother at the age of 2, quickly becoming profficient on piano, guitar & bass by the time he was in his early teens. His love for playing music and singing in choirs propelled him on this musical journey, and his late teens to 20s saw him supporting top acts such Heatwave, Wham, Second Image, Katrina and the Waves, Mezzo Forte, Chris Rea, Shakatak and many others.
In 1983 he started working under the alias VeiraKrew, and a couple of years later in 1985 laid down this 12" at Bedford's Thatch Cottage Studio on a shoe-string budget. Backed up with the title-track's killer instrumental version and the b-side "Welcome to a Dream" it was self-released by Elvis on a x1000 run (since becoming quite the collectors item, with clean copies changing hands for up to £150 a piece).
Following the release of Sexy Lady, Elvis continued playing and working as a session musician and vocalist, going on to release a further 12" in 1988 signing to Stevie V's Beatbox International label for the house-inflected track "Good Stuff". Fast forwarding to present day, Elvis has had some time away from music but is now back actively playing and producing, alongside working with the OMG (Outreach Music Group) - helping to provide support and music therapy within the NHS.

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