Geno Washington & The Yo Yo’s
Friday 6th March 2015 - Starts 8pm
Geno Washington is still the No.1 60s Soul Man, the real deal… enjoying cult status in the Soul, R&B, Blues and Northern Soul scenes, due in main to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer. A contemporary of Alexis Corner, Georgie Fame, The Small Faces, and Jimi Hendrix (all of whom were his support acts back in the day), he is as electrifying on stage today as ever, a force of nature and a genuine joy to behold.
Geno was recently invited to play to a sell-out audience as part of the prestigious annual Lord’s Taverners charity fundraiser at The Albert Hall and was also picked by Ray Davies to play as the main act at The Royal Festival Hall at his ‘Summer Meltdown’ finale. He was also recently asked to present Dexys Midnight Runners with an award for longevity at The Mojo Music Awards… is that irony?
And in case you didn’t know… in 1980 ‘Oh Geno!’ was a massive No.1 hit in the UK for Dexys Midnight Runners. Vocalist Kevin Rowland based the song on his memories as a youth, of Geno’s gigs, when club-land used to echo to the chants of Geno! Geno! Geno!
Geno Washington & The Yo Yo’s! feature members of the super tight Ram Jam Band – playing a blistering set of pared down Street Soul, R&B and House Rockin’ Blues.
Always ready to rock the house, the king of the swingers Geno Washington is the incarnation of all things ’60s. Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, are all rendered incapable of having a bad time, when the Good Time Guru gets his army of fans on the good foot! The old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high.
Support comes from blues harmonica ace Will Wilde (plus accompanying guitarist).
We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email email@example.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.
Main: Chicken chorizo and butter bean casserole / Ratatouille with jacket potato and vegetables (v)
Dessert: Key lime pie