TThe Red Stripe Band....led by Red Stripe himself on piano and vocals. Supported by some of the top session players on the circuit including an accomplished horn section to give that authentic big band sound.
Based in London but gigging all over the country, 2005 engagements have included several Jazz Festivals including Oslo, Lichfield, Marlborough, Cork, Chichester Real Ale & Jazz and playing with guest artistes including John Martyn, Glen Tilbrook from Squeeze, and Rupert Black of the Pretenders as well as supporting Chris Barber, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and Eddi Reader.
In the summer the guys completed a sell out tour of France and Italy. The highlight of the year was the gig for an audience of 6,000 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. Red has also done over a hundred and fifty solo dates during 2004 .
Satisfied corporate clients include London Marathon, British Telecom, Barclays Bank where the guys have ripped up corporate events. By the end of the evening nobody can keep still - the whole place is jumpin' !
Red Stripe on piano and vocals features some wicked boogie woogie and big band arrangements including 'Bumble Boogie', 'Shake Rattle 'n' Roll', 'Well Alright' (Count Basie) - all in true foot tapping boogie woogie style. There is also a good sprinkling of jump jive and rock and roll including Louis Jordan and Louis Prima numbers such as 'Choo Choo Ch Boogie', 'Jump Jive 'n' Wail' and 'Buona Sera'.
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