A new band described as a fusion of blues, rockabilly and jazz play a free gig this Thursday at New Wimbledon Studios to launch their debut album.

Kent trio Scarlett Rae and the Cherry Reds play original tracks from their album Crash Landing and a selection of cover songs at the gig.

The band, formed in 2011, is made up of lead vocalist and double bassist Andee Price, drummer Chris Wong and guitarist Ben Green.

Wong is also the musical director for 1980s star Toyah Willcox, who had three top 10 UK hits including Four from Toyah and Thunder in the Mountains in 1981.

On the band’s sound, Price, aka Scarlett Rae, says: “It’s a fusion of everything really; there’s blues, rockabilly, a bit of jazz and a bit of country.

“Ben and I played in a jive band together, so there’s a bit of jive in there as well.

“That’s the music I love really, anything that swings.”

Crash Landing will be on sale for £10 at the launch. For more information and to listen to the band’s music, visit scarlett raeband.co.uk.