Brian Carrick’s Algiers Stompers

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Monday 9 November 2015 Last night Brian Carrick and his band filled the club with their wonderful New Orleans tunes. Influenced by the joyous and jaunty sounds of the Kid Thomas Band at Heritage Hall (formerly Dixieland Hall) on Bourbon Street, he returned to the UK to form the Heritage Hall Stompers, part of the British jazz scene for 40 years. Brian continues to visit New Orleans each year to listen to music, play and also make recordings. In 1996 Brian decided to form the Algiers Stompers to play in the tradition of the Kid Thomas band and so this band was formed. Many of the band have played with Kid Thomas and know about his style of music. Continue reading