American film, television, music and theatre star, Elizabeth McGovern visited Resident Studios with her band Sadie and the Hotheads to film a new music video this December.
Elizabeth McGovern began her career as an actress. She made her professional debut in Robert Redford’s Ordinary People, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year. The next year, Elizabeth herself was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Milos Forman’s Ragtime, also starring James Cagney. Since then, she has divided her time between theatre, film and television. Her films include, Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America,” Curtis Hanson’s “Bedroom Window,” and the John Hugh’s comedy: “She’s Having a Baby”
According to the Hotheads website, Elizabeth began writing songs in earnest about ten years ago when she met songwriter Steve Nelson and they began collaboration with his brother Simon, which continues to this day. The trio grew into a band which they call: “Sadie and the Hotheads”, and which includes Nick Lacey on piano, and Terl Bryant on drums. Lizzie Deane designs and performs the backing vocals, and Ron Knights acts as producer and bass player.
Elizabeth says, “Your ‘Sadie’ is that thing inside you which makes you unique. Everyone has it.” The songs which make up the band’s repertoire could have come from various periods from the last hundred years. Victorian Parlour Ballads, to fractured , minimalist riffs to tango rhythms. Their debut album is called “I Can Wait” (2007). There is a strong country music influence throughout. However , the audience are kept on their toes with a surprise fusion of Spanish guitar and melodic piano chords that give this album a truly original sound which has been described by critics as : “A wonderfully unique sounding album”, a “great pop record”, “intriguing and very catchy” “a mesmerising debut from a band which brings together two very different worlds”
You can find more information on Sadie and the Hotheads here: