Bastette truly are a fresh, fierce and colourful blast of fresh air, swagger, high heels and a voice so powerful it will leave you breathless and hankering for more.

The group was formed in early 2019 and is the brain child of singer/songwriter Caroline Kenyon, accompanied by her full time band. Bastette deliver modern alternative Rock and draw inspiration from the likes of Halestorm and The Pretty Reckless. Caroline has a powerful vocal reminiscent of Florence and The Machine and delivers her music with swagger and panache. 

Bastette may have had their touring plans cut short due to Covid however, they have not stopped progressing and pushing forward with plans. Bastette recently supported Massive Wagons on two SOLD OUT socially distanced shows at The Waterloo in Blackpool. Subsequently, Bastette plan to get into the studio soon with Dave Draper (The Wildhearts, Jazmin Bean) to lay down a brand new track for the upcoming EP. 

National Rock Review recently caught up with Caroline Kenyon to get the lowdown on their new single ‘Stand Back’, their approach to songwrighting as well as their plans going forward.

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.