Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers
Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers Mere months after the demise of her former project, the critically acclaimed Beat The Devil, Shilpa Ray is already stirring a raucous with her new band. Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers hits the ground running, taking Shilpa's voice and songs to new heights: grinding blues, sleazy jazz, and disturbing rock tied together with pop and punk sensibilities; the result sounding something like a vulgar Ella Fitzgerald crooning in front of a wall of distortion and thunderous, pounding rhythms.

The band reads like a who's who of recent NYC rock luminaries including members of Creaky Boards, Soft Black, Kapow!, and cult rock producers The Negatones. Their live shows are already a notorious commodity: they were the featured act at the Rock For Rights benefit at Lincoln Center later and rocked the BAM Sounds Like Brooklyn Festival. Their debut album, 'A Fish Hook An Open Eye' captures the band's raw and unique sound in 8 solid tracks, demonstrating depth, ability, and emotional scope, eclipsing anything from Shilpa's already lauded past. But Shilpa is not looking back: ‘A Fish Hook An Open Eye will be released on April 8 and then Shilpa and her band will viciously tour throughout 2009.