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...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Recent gigs, Deans post Bout croon

After the success of Dean Powells tutilege (can I use this about boxing training?) with Amir Khan, his other talent (that of singing) was exercised with Dennis Greaves from 9 Below Zero at our last Catteleya gig - a nice number of people and a lovely evening - its actually quite fun.

We had a garden gig where we played to a Vicar and hid friends and family, where he did a lovely version of Nat King Coles "when I fall in love" - ours was slightly less lovely as we hadnt played it before, so the co-host rushes up stairs found it on the internet and prointed it out for the three of us (as usual the formatting is wrong - puts the chords in the wrong place and there are some truly odd chords on these internet fakes...

Bobs Con club has proven to be an interesting gig - we get a regular audience but we are moving it to later as its difficult to muster an audience on a summers afternoon when the wimbledon final is on..... another few functions and some regulars to come along...

My Martin is settling in well though it prefers heavier guage strings, dave has a fantastic Farida parlour guitar he was playing bottleneck on at the last gig - fantastic

1 comment:

TREEWRIGHT said...

Yes, you may need 6 or 7 seven fingers for some of those chord shapes !