The Dirty Gentlemen are scaling down to a trio to come and play at the St. Moritz Club for The Secret Showcase Presents..., Friday Night Whoopee!
Fri 23rd May 2014 at 22:00
Sat 24th May 2014 at 03:30
Whether a trio or 9 piece The Dirty Gentlemen orchestra is providing a fight back for the old school standing defiant against the 'autotune industry'. They have spent their first few years together playing Swamp Pop, Soul and New Orleans Rhythm and Blues and are now conjuring up their own rhythms in any way, shape or form that feels right.
Guitarist and singer George Elliot discovered his passion for the music of New Orleans whilst recording in the swamps of louisiana with band ‘Scoundrels’. Here he got to meet and work with some of the pioneers of the genre and got the chance to soak up the sounds and rhythms of the bayou. On his return to london he realised the sounds that he fell in love with in the swamps were missing. Gathering together a combination of old bandmates from school and other talented blues loving musicians from london blues hub, ‘Ain’t nothing but the blues bar’, Dirty Gentlemen emerged out of the urban swamp and ploughed on with front room party style gigs.
They have now moved into a warehouse in the depths of northeast London where they are building their HQ and recording studio so that they can play from dawn till dusk. With a combination of gritty guitar, growling hammonds, punching horns, kicking drums and bass, and heartfelt vocals from George as well as the formidable Phil Hughes, Dirty Gentlemen have had an amazing year and a half of bringing this music to the ears of young and old music lovers who can’t help but feel good, stomp their feet and keep coming back for more deep fried music.
Doors at 10pm £6 before 11.30pm £8 after. Band are on around midnight and and we're partying till 3.30 in the morning with hot tunes from Samantha Pink Panther and Friends.