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...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Influences; repertoire and how we sound...

One of our regulars reckon we have a Southern Swing to us, as with most bands we dont really know exactly how we sound... these are the common originators of the repetoire we perform so if you like these - you will hopefully like us, our music spans early Jazz and Blues to recent acts, through rock, Bluegrass, Country, Rockabilly, latin and Swing, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Punk, New Wave, Indie etc.. so a mixture indeed... The Rolling Stones Ry Cooder Muddy Waters Elmore James The Stray Cats Big Joe Turner Ray Charles Captain Beefheart The Revered Gary Davis Blondie Nat King Cole James Taylor Frank Sinatra Thin Lizzy Gilberto Gill Mose Allison Nina Simone Roxy Music Wilson Picket The Police Martha and Vandellas Albert King Tom Waits Kurtis Stigers Sonny Landreth Jackson Brown Townes Van Zandt Bruce Springsteen Counting Crows Bessie Smith Chuck Berry Joni Mitchell Razorlight Van Morrison The Beatles Billie Holliday The Monkees Lyle Lovett Elvis James Brown Big Bill Broonzy Gary Moore.... and a few I've missed too ...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Chu and Chos 9th March and another potential venue also beckons...

We tried out a few more varied songs than is usual and the repsonse was very positive.

It also seems that we are going on tour as the Manager at the Conservative club at the bottom of Charlton Church Lane wants us to play there; if the British Oak at Old Dover Road comes good too... and <> a gig in the clubhouse at Rectory Fields (Blackheath RFC) our lives would be complete.

The Meridian magazine are to run an article on us too, are we hitting the big time?

Mike