years ago they where asked at short notice to provide some live music
for a party
night at the established “ Dove
Valley Blues Club “ and after a few hastily made phone calls,
they recruited three other seasoned musicians, with whom they have collaborated,
on previous occasions.
Colin Latham and Bass player Mark Fontana ( both ex ’80 in the
shade’ ) were drafted in, alongside Lead Guitarist Clinton Peak
( ex ‘Lip Service’ and ‘The Philharmonic Blues Band’
to complete the outfit, and without so much as a rehearsal ( there wasn’t
time ! ) they launched into a selection of classic Pop, Rock’n’Roll
and Rhythm & Blues hits from the 50’s 60’s 70’s
and 80’s, all the stuff you can sing along to, or dance the night
away to, and such was the success of the evening, that the band
was immediately re-booked for the Christmas Party !
that first Christmas party night, , the band has gone from strength
to strength, especially with the addition of saxophonist Ben Appleby
and guitarist Pete Oakley , who have both given the band a really big
sound, making it the Ideal party band, with it’s mixture of Classic
Pop, Soul and Rhythm & Blues, served up with a hot spicy sprinkling
of Louisiana’s own dance music, Zydeco !
hit sounds of Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Spencer Davis, Eric Clapton
, Bo Diddley, Alex Harvey, Dire Straits, The Stones, Sam Cooke, Bill
Withers and The Blues Brothers, rub shoulders with the sounds of the
Southern States ………..Rockin’ Sidney, Fats Domino,
Denise Lesalle, Jimmy Reed, Lee Dorsey and the King of Zydeco himself
, Clifton Chenier.
OAKLEY: GUITAR / SLIDE / VOCALS
PEAKE: GUITAR / VOCALS