speak easy.

with Vince Giodrano & the Nighthawks; Arrangements, Orchestrations by Larry Lees


Metropolitan Room & 54 Below

Reviews for speak easy.

“And now there’s Carole J. Bufford, a sizzling cabaret performer who in her show “Speak Easy” at the Metropolitan Room offers the fullest realization I can remember of a 1920s girl gone wild. Ms. Bufford has a bright, rangy voice and big blue eyes that emit snapping electrical charges. She can be dangerous, but she is also funny.”
-Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Despite decades of repeated admonitions to the contrary, it turns out that the great Sophie Tucker was not, in fact, the last of the Red Hot Mamas. That title now can be claimed by the young Ms. Carole Bufford, who, more than any other singer of the last 90 years, digs down into the meat and the substance of the Prohibition Era.”

“Carole J. Bufford is the kind of performer who makes it worth being in this business. Her performance is unconditional, her voice glorious. “speak easy,” cut and polished like a fine jewel, is the break-out piece to which future journalists will refer back as her career, with any sort of justice, assumes its natural place in the theatrical firmament.”
-Alix Cohen, Times Square Chronicles

“Throughout her show speak easy. there was no prohibition on her talent. This gal with a mezzo soprano belt is the Real McCoy.”
-Stephen Hanks, Broadwayworld.com

“Amazingly, this slender performer can belt like a red hot mama of yore…The power, the sexy spin, the body language, all is there.”
-William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide

“speak easy.” is a highball from which no thirsty cabaret lover should abstain. And Carole J. Bufford is the hepcat’s satin pajamas.”
-Mark Dundas Woods, BistroAwards.com

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