About The Los Dawsons

We were originally an intrepid acoustic quartet from in and around Greenwich, we are now vocals, 2 guitars, electric Bass, Drums and occasional harmonica. We perform as close to acoustically as possible in small venues or amplified in larger ones, we have headlined large festivals but we are just as happy playing in your dining room and have done so on more than one occasion. We play music that encompasses 75 years of popular music; jazz, blues, swing, country, rockabilly, rocknroll, latin, soul, Rhythm and Blues, pops, standards, folk, punk, brit pop and even some originals too... so Rent Parties Bar Mitzvahs or any other suitable occasion is our pleasure or hopefully yours! A snapshot of our latest tracks are featured in the Flash player here, they were recorded live with no overdubs – so this is what we sound like live...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Well it has been too long posting here, I have been writing a new album of music for the Roswell Imps (now nearly completed) and playing a few gigs with Dennis Greaves... I have been urged by a few people to start doing some more Los Dawsons gigs - so with that in mind watch this space...

ATB Mike

Monday, October 27, 2014

2014 - the year so far..

Well we have been fairly busy, we have played a few festivals and we are still running the open mic at the Pelton Arms in Greenwich - which in my opinion  is the best live music pub in Greenwich. Notable wonderful musicians who have sat in over the last year include Emma Jane, Mancie Baker and Graham Okey to name a few and any I have not included here will be on a roll of honour here at Christmas as there are too many great acts to put in this posting alone..

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blimey its 2014

Well were doing a few gigs, and weve had some great people joining us over the last few months, we are still running the bit in the middle and it works well most of the time - we need more musicians to sit in with - you lot are not usually backwards in coming forward.. any way we have a couple of gigs coming up - try and see us if you can.. next gig features Jim Kimberley on sticks who is awesome ( Bruise, William Topley, Mish Mash Band, and Knopfler and Squeeze back in the day..) so we are looking forward to that - Dana is filming so the grease paint beckons.. we are hoping that our mate Dennis Greaves will join us and maybe a few other associates - its like a party  Im going to spring some unusual numbers on people  too I think, and next week we are at the awesome Duke which is a great pub and they like Dancing - hopefully Dave Suich from the ukes can make it down - we like like him as well...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Music Music Music...

We played the Duke and the Pelton recently and went down well, seemingly Gravesend is beckoning again so as soon as we get a positive we will post, we have added significantly to our dancey  numbers to such an extent that Bo from the Duke wants us to put one that went down well on a Deptford promotional sampler record that the Duke is producing... accolades and chapeuax as the french say.. wed like to play back at the Old Fountain and the Secret Garden again.. we always went down well there, and the British Oak has not been much of a feature this year.. who knows what 2014 will bring...  hopefully a few more gigs for the Los Dawsons!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Well its been a busy year...

Coming up to Christmas we are doing a couple of gigs at the Pelton the first Sunday in the month, we've had some good acts on... so into the new year with more on the list in the middle of the set.. we did a good gig at the Duke at Rons Speakeasy in October that went down well so hopefully we will repeat performances in the future 2014 forward.. to everyone that has come to see us - a resounding thank you and we will continue to announce gigs on Twitter as well as here..

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dean Powell remembered..

Deano -  Wreckage     What ya goin to do about it?    Handbags and Gladrags    Waterloo Sunset    Just give me a kind of sign...  

and I am absolutely certain I've missed a few..  we played a birthday in Camberwell and he joined us at Chu and Chos and the Pelton and many other places... over the years.. he wanted to sing and he loved Mod music, maybe it was his release from the boxing business - I don't know - but there were some big smiles when he performed... you will be missed... loads - our thoughts are with everyone who knew him...  especially Lisa and the family...

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Dawsons and 2013

As we are ramping up for gigs this year, we are changing the complexion of our most established gig: The Pelton is going to me a more collaborative experience!  We are inviting musicians to open mic the set in the middle, and then sit-in in the final set: last month we had a couple of performers join us: Leon Tilbrook sang two songs, then his father Glenn joined us, as did David and Loader for some lovely soul songs and a Dr Feelgood song for Wilko as part of our goodwill living memorial initiative for Wilko Johnson; so far 5 songs and counting: 30 yards behind (twice), roxette, she does it right and back in the night...  Riot in cell block number 9 next or down by the jetty?