The Red Stripe Band – Boogie Woogie and Swing Band
The 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.
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’. By the end of the evening nobody can keep still – the whole place is jumpin’!
The band is based in London but have played world wide including tours of the Cote D’Azur (including Monte Carlo) and the east coast of Italy and notably toured the USA’s east coast, playing with guest artistes including John Martyn, Glen Tilbrook from Squeeze, and Rupert Black of the Pretenders as well as supporting Eddi Reader.
Other highlights include playing to an audience of 6,000 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, entertaining the Royal Families of 5 countries and sharing stages with Sting, Madonna, Van Morrison. Jazz Festivals include Montreux, Birmingham, Lichfield, Marlborough, Cork and Umbria,
Satisfied corporate clients include Microsoft, Toyota, Consignia, Hanson Group, British Telecom, Barclays Bank, Somerfield etc.
"The closest thing to Jools Holland and his big band" Jazz FM
"If you fancy a party night out, check out the band" TIME OUT