Title - 'Working For A Good Tip' [CD Single]
Artist - Home Cookin' Band
For those not in the know, Chicago’s Home Cookin' Band (who started performing in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago in 2018) have just released their debut single 'Working For A Good Tip' this December 15th, 2020
Inspired by the interaction between a waitress and her customer, Home Cookin’ Band’s single has been bringing audiences in Chicago out on the dance floor since the band started performing the song in live venues last year.
Co-written by lead guitarist, Michael Costelloe, the song has a classic rock feel, his guitar playing crossing genres from blues to rock to pop, jazz and country.
The band’s rhythm section features bassist, Kevin Lahvic and drummer, Jeff Gilbert, both formerly of Matthew Morgan & the Lost Brigade, a band that headlined in the Chicago clubs for nearly a decade.
Lead-singer and co-writer, Anastasiya (who also plays rhythm guitar and piano for the band) sings the part of the waitress and relocated to Chicago from the city of Lviv in Western Ukraine in 2017.
With her vocal style reflecting her thorough knowledge of American Blues and Classic Rock music, along with her love of Ukrainian folk music, the track is a slow-roll blues rock masterpiece.
With her vocals layered with strong European influences, and to my ear, a cross between Delores O'Riordan (Cranberries) and Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies), Anastasiya puts her heart and soul into 'Working For A Good Tip,' whilst at the same time allowing the organic nature of the track to breathe freely.
Asked about the song, Anastasiya says, “I know what it can be like for waitresses, but ‘Working For A Good Tip’ is meant to be a fun song that brings out a little truth as part of the story.”
Official 'Working For A Good Tip' Music Video
Official Pre-Save Purchase Link
Home Cookin' Band @ Facebook