Blues Shakeout plays electric blues, with influences from 50’s Chicago through to the 70’s South. There’s just a hint of country in there too.
It's basically an uptempo Rhythm & Blues experience and they play a lot of repeat gigs ranging from ‘listening’ audiences at pub, club and specialist venues, through to ‘mad-for-it’ jive dancing club audiences.
“Undoubtedly accomplished, their energy and enthusiasm lifts them above the average pub blues band” - East Magazine July 2003
“Big, full sound…fresher sound…A band worth looking out for.” – Blues in Britain Sept 2003
It's a full-sounding six-piece (and
dedicated soundman, Steve Bull):
Craig Booth: Bass and an estate car
Dave Danger: Vocals and bad jokes
Corrado Di Ianni: Guitar and full-on flash
Jim Lowton: Drums (and mandolin, banjo, bass, piano, guitar - bloody Renaissance Man, innit)
Carl Marshall: Tenor and alto saxes, harp and a reputation
Tony Ward: Keyboards and a talent for falling down stairs.
Based on the South Coast, they play regularly at a number of great venues, including Pissarro’s, Hastings which is well-known as a 4-night a week Jazz & Blues venue.
Highlight gigs include the National Blues Festival, Burnley; The Rivoli Ballroom, Lewisham and the Boogaloo Blues Festival.
Get a taste of the band at soundclick.com/bands/2/bluesshakeout.htm