The Spitfire Sisters was the brain child of Louisa Revolta. She has a penchant for all things vintage and loves trawling the charity shops to feed her addiction. She is responsible for many of the musical arrangements and is proud to have written some original songs for the group. Despite her classical training, jazz and swing have long been her passion and she has been performing with small bands from the age of 16. She lives with her husband Patrick, and their two children Freddie and Poppy who are always keen to sing along. She enjoys baking and watching old movies on rainy days.
Hannah Castleman is a two time Curtain Call award winning actress who has been singing professionally since she was 17. While she occasionally sings a Tina Turner number here and there with bands around London and the South Coast, is the 1940s swing style that she is most passionate about.
Hannah had just moved to London to study for her MA in Comparative Literature when Louisa suggested a three part harmony group with some saxophones thrown in for good measure. A few years and several hundred train journeys later, she feels very fortunate that Louisa's idea has become a career that allows her to combine her favourite things: music, fashion and travel (although a South West Trains loyalty scheme would also be excellent).
Hannah's musical influences include Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel and Mark Rivera (Billy Joel's saxophonist).
Anna has always had a passion for the arts encompassing music, design and theatre. Having performed alongside both Louisa and Hannah for many years with ENCORE Youth Theatre, Anna was delighted for the chance to combine her passions as a Spitfire Sister. Since graduating with a BA in 3D Design, Anna has also worked as a freelance creative practitioner, undertaking projects that vary from theatre design to film making, event coordination and furniture design. In 2014 Anna completed a masters degree in Anthropology at UCL, specialising in Material and Visual Culture. When not performing with the Spitfire Sisters, Anna continues to accept freelance projects as well as offering private saxophone tuition and lecturing in Social Anthropology.