Geno Washington & The Yo Yo's + support | Ropetackle Arts Centre

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Music, World Music, Soul, Seated + Standing

Geno Washington & The Yo Yo’s + support

Saturday 11th May 2019 - Starts 8pm

TICKET PRICE: £18, £16


+ Funke and The Two Tone Baby as support.

Geno Washington is still the No 1 60s Soul Man, the real deal… enjoying cult status on 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 Royal 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 Dexy’s Midnight Runners with an award for longevity at The Mojo Music Awards.. is that irony?

Did you Know? In 1980  ‘Oh Geno!’ was a massive No 1 hit in the UK for Dexy’s 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 and 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.


What's On - Soul


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