Geno Washington’s status as the King Of Soul is not unfounded, and this show with his Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt cohorts The Ram Jam Band is not to be missed.
Originally from Evansville in Indiana, USA Geno first came to England in the 1960’s as part of the US Air Force. His love of Blues and Soul music soon found him causing a sensation singing with top R&B acts Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho. The rest, as they say, is history.
Geno teamed up with some of London’s hottest musicians and Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band very quickly became established as the most exciting live band in Britain, regularly topping the bill over world famous artistes, as nobody in their right mind wanted to go on stage after a Geno show!
Kevin Rowland and Dexy’s Midnight Runners paid homage to him in the 1980’s with the World-wide No.1 smash hit single “Geno”; and it is still played regularly today on national radio and at Geno’s live gigs both before and after shows. His latest live double album simply entitled “It’s Geno Time”, is widely regarded as his best work to date.
Support comes from local band HIGHLY STRUNG who play an array of acoustic covers from the worlds of rock, pop, folk and blues. Be prepared to get your dancing shoes on and get your feet tapping as you listen to some familiar tunes, with a slight acoustic twist, from the band they could not hang!