Friday 8th November 2019 - 9:30 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
“The sound they have put down is perfect”
Craig Charles, BBC Radio 2
With their dedication to what they like to refer to as “Swamp Soul” this brilliant 7 piece Americana band, with their unique mixture of New Orleans Groove and Funk, bring the rhythm and soul of the deep south (that's Louisiana, not Brighton...) alive. As well as a Jazz/Groove/Blues rhythm section second to none the band also features the brilliant singer/guitarist Tommy Hare, the striking 6'6" vocalist who describes his life's work as "mastering the great American musical traditions of blues, rock & roll, country and soul" and the wonderful singer Kat Eaton (depping for Sumudu), currently on tour with Jools Holland and whose music has earned her strong support from the late Terry Wogan & Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio 2, Robert Elms and Gaby Roslin on BBC Radio London and Mark Forrest on BBC Introducing. And the rest of the band is equally as impressive, featuring drummer Pat Levett (Ian Shaw, The Puppini Sisters, Ronnie Scott's All Stars), the brilliant singer/pianist Arthur Lea (Bootleg Brass, Soweto Kinch) who has a US solo recording on a massive and eclectic cv, saxophonist Ben Somers (Dr John, Seal, Taylor Swift), guitarist Rob Updegraff (Jamie Cullum) and bass player Spencer Brown (Andy Sheppard, Carl Barat). If recent gigs are anything to go by this highly impressive line-up are guaranteed to raise the roof.
"From time to time I stumble on a band that totally blows me away...The sound they have put down is perfect" Craig Charles - BBC Radio 2; “Tommy Hare...just oozes charisma. He has already sung with members of the Rolling Stones and has a classic rock, soul, blues voice. People came and said ‘whoa, he’s a star’” GetWestLondon; "Soul drenched and powerful. Bluesy, jazz-tinged and oozing with sheer class” Music Republic Magazine