Sadie and the Hotheads are Elizabeth McGovern’s band. But despite the transatlantic, Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated star of Downton Abbey being the central figure, this is far from simply being time off from the day job. Sadie and the Hotheads are a real band, quite simply, one of the most fascinating acts around today playing… well, it’s difficult to say exactly what they play. Elizabeth’s sometimes winsome, sometimes sultry vocals – and quirky, off-the-wall lyrics – front a world of musical influences, from 60s pop to country, esoteric folk to jazz, Celtic to torch songs.
First page of the Sadie & The Hotheads archive.