The Ladybugs' music features the dreamy, dulcet tones of voices and trombones. Led by Martina DaSilva, their unique instrumentation of two lead singers (both doubling in percussion & ukulele), two trombone players, guitar, and bass allows for a lush sound that uplifts and attracts all audiences.
The Ladybugs’ repertoire includes favorites from the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, infused with country, blues, latin, and classical music. The band has received high praise for recent performances at the Kennedy Center, Jazz At Lincoln Center, the NY Hot Jazz Festival, the NYC Winter Jazzfest, and the Catskill Jazz Factory. With their charming presence and masterful musicianship, The Ladybugs effortlessly keep listeners smiling and moving. In September 2015, The Ladybugs released their debut self- titled album to rave reviews.
“The Ladybugs’ refreshing sound and smart interpretations of early jazz tunes come as something of a revelation: light popular music from the early 1900s still has the power to enchant … The talent in this band is enormous and much fiercer than its name implies. With all due respect, no ladybug ever sounded this good.”
“In all of contemporary music, the Ladybugs are easily one of my favorite things. The emerging genre generally known as the new hot jazz, has no shortage of artists who are talented, imaginative, attractive, and ridiculously young. But even by that standard, the Ladybugs stand out as a vocal duo that is both charming and musically substantial in equal portions.”