Accordion-wielding chanteuse, dilettante extraordinaire and in-your-face Great Comet rover, Mary Spencer Knapp, presents Toot Sweet, an original cabaret soul project that expertly melds French chanson, funky pop, and psychedelic rock. Echoes of Edith Piaf, Chopin, The Chiffons, and Prince can be heard in Toot Sweet‘s addictive melodies, gut-chucking rhythms, and offbeat – yet heartfelt – harmonies. Since its inception 4 years ago, Toot Sweet has released two full-length albums via Brooklyn experimental studio Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen and has been a constant in the borough’s DIY scene, making it an unexpected and ever-evolving live experience.
Knapp is currently making her Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Previously, she was a featured singer in FX’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll season 2 and Steve Buscemi’s Park Bench series on AOL. She has also toured extensively around New York and in Colombia as accordionist and backing vocalist for Irka Mateo y La Tirindanga and Martin Vejarano’s Cumbia River Band.
This show is part of The Late Comet, a late-night series of shows featuring cast members of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, produced by Philip Romano.