Finally, after 13 years, the release of "KINKY HOODOO" is here and features tracks taken from Jilly's first studio project, a psychedelic funk rock explosion that began in 2004 at Diamond Studios in Wakefield. A whole 13 track album was recorded, produced and mastered AND WAS NEVER RELEASED! After 4 years of recording and re recording, edit upon edit of each track.......Jilly couldn't draw the finish line, always looking for a better sound. Perfectionism was a real sickness regarding music and infected the mind of Jilly Riley like the plague.......eventually causing the abandonment of what was an awesome trio project........ with the accompaniment of Will Richards on drums, a good friend, engineer and co producer of the EP and debut album "Organic Soul", and the backing vocals of Alan Slatter, Father of daughter Melody.
Throughout her recording years Jilly's musical style has evolved and developed, originating from 70's rock and funk, both of which are magnetically entwined within the tracks of this EP. Gritty, riffy and downright dirty was the name of the game during these 4 years, with inspiration coming from Zeppelin, Kravitz, The Doors and........Hendrix, Jilly's first real musical love about whom she had a dream, a dream that inspired the EP's opening track "Black Magic Boy"
Final touches have been added to the chosen tracks by means of re-mastering the old school way, using the retro tape machine of Laurel House Studios (see photo) to add the warmth and "oh so lovely crunch" in Jilly's words, of the good old days,.........and so, after sitting for so long upon the musical dissection table inside Jilly's now cured mind, you can feast your little ears on this 6 track belter of an EP........Kinky Hoodoo.