Gamine: a manifesto
Claudia sings and writes lyrics, Ian composes and produces.
Melodies, tunes, choruses, romantic, lush, unsettling, unpredictable, classically European...but especially melodies.
Poetry, melodrama, love, death, storytelling.
Miss Claudia B., the reintroduction of glamour into modern popular music, stylish 60's films starring Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly.
A piano (preferably grand), a microphone, a spotlight, tears...
Every song a classic.
Gamine are intelligent super-beings; they have doctorates in Economics, Marketing, Politics, Art, Literature, Culture, History, Religion, Philosophy, Music (but not Sociology) and they speak seventy-two languages. They want to entertain, but with style and substance. Caring, sharing, humanist, socialist, spiritual and nice.
Elitism for the Masses!