Alley Cats Jazz Band (plus Crawdaddy Blues Band)

IMG_5165Monday 13 April 2015 The wonderful Alley Cats Jazz Band played again last night at Griffin Park Jazz Club. Favourite tunes were Mood Indigo, Herbie Hancock’s Watermelon Man, Someday Sweetheart sung by Keithy, and the joyous latino beats of Brazil, demonstrating their great drum and bass rhythm section.

Clarinet/Sax – Dave Allison
Banjo – Geoffrey Perrin
Double Bass – Michael Godwin
Trombone – Lesley Dyos
Drums – Keithy Brown

As a special treat we had a half hour musical set in the interval with jazz club regular and Brentford fan John Habes and the Crawdaddy Blues Band.

A little about the band: they played tonight as 3 quarters of the Crawdaddy Blues Band. They try to recapture the sounds of the British 1960s Blues and R&B clubs mixing 60s pop with blues standards. Their unplugged set (without drums) featured Chicago blues, country blues and a little skiffle (talking of skiffle it was also great to see Chas McDevitt in the audience). Songs included Every Day I have the Blues5 Long Years and Elvis’ Blue Moon of Kentucky.

Vocals, harmonica and maracas – John Habes
Bass guitar – Tony Hennessy
Guitar – Mick Gibson

See the Crawdaddy Blues Band again this Friday, 9pm at the Barley Mow in Shepperton. If you do Facebook you can also find them as crawdaddybluesband

Frog Island Jazz Band join us at Griffin Park Jazz Club on Monday 11 May, hope to see you there!



3 thoughts on “Alley Cats Jazz Band (plus Crawdaddy Blues Band)

  1. No problem, thanks for the correction. We had a great night as always at Griffin Park Jazz Club, see you next month for Frog Island JB, one of my favourites …. love to hear their sousaphone (rare nowadays) on their versions of Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver numbers – a real treat for those who love early New Orleans jazz.


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