Most Boston music fans will recognize 2010 Boston Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year Jen D’Angora (aka Jenny Dee) as the singer/guitarist in The Downbeat 5 and The Dents. When her schedule slowed a bit, D’Angora started working on a new batch of songs and indulge in her love of the girl group sounds of the 60’s. The Deelinquents formed soon thereafter, with members of Papas Fritas, The Rudds, The Gravel Pit, The Gentlemen and other local bands.
The band’s full-length Keeping Time, was released March 2010 on Q-Dee Records. The title track charted in the Top 20 Downloads on Amazon.com. The record features 10 D’Angora penned originals and a cover of The Flamin’ Groovies “Shake Some Action” which was originally released as a 7” on the Spanish Label Lovemonk, which lead to a headlining club tour in Spain and an appearance at the Azkena Rock Festival opening for The Breeders.
“There isn’t a music on earth that better suits D’Angora’s voice than girl-group-era R&B, straight-up, and that’s what she’s singing here — with bonus points for writing songs that hold their own next to the classics. (There’s a Daptone-like quality to her recordings that makes you do audio double-takes: are you sure this shit wasn’t recorded in 1964?)” —Boston Phoenix
Fenway Park with Aerosmith and J Geils Band
Ponderosa Stomp with La La Brooks
BB King’s NYC with La La Brooks
SXSW Music Festival
Boston Symphony Hall with Bettye LaVette
Tour of Spain with Eli Paperboy Reed