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, February 28, 2009

2009 for the Los Dawsons; ligging, new gigs, new venues...

Numbers! well weve been doing some interesting stuff already; we have increased out repetoire to c70 songs so we can now do 2 independent 3 setters, Im trying desperately to learn all the lyrics- no mean feat...

We were recently hanging out down at Glenn Tilbrooks studio seeing some of the final touches being put to the new 9 Below Zero offering.... which already in its pre mix down format has had an airing on Janice Longs Radio 2 show with great reviews..... we really like what we've heard I reckon its Dennis Greaves and Mark Felthams Exile on Main Street, fabulous....!!!!

Whilst Dave and I were there we were also dead chuffed to be given a couple of pre release "Pandemonium Ensues" which is Glenns new CD and is really good - I love it - very blue eyed soul... And we had the privilege to see Glenns Ivor Novello award up close and personal - blimey they're heavy! cast out of bronze or something....

We have put the final touches to some new work where we are to be the the guts of another friends Cabaret project... Steve Morrisons Guitar Orchestra which will have its first outing on the 4 April at Long Lane Pavillion; this will be very good night, please email and we can tell you who to contact for tickets - we will also be using our Los Dawson quartet drummer Mark Walker who we introduced to Steve and they've been making madcap music together in a baaaddd rockin duo ever since ...

We are also in conversation with some other great musicians to build an acoustic function band.. so that should be fun when weve finally sorted it out... we are also excited about this we may yet be the "funk brothers of Charlton"...

More great news: the Fabulous Oxleas Cafe Sunday gigs are now about to be Los Dawsoned... they currently have a rock covers band once a month and we are going to alternate fortnightly with an acoustic alter ego with the Los Dawson quartet.. hundreds of people turn up - bring their own bottle have some fantastic cafe fare and chill out to the festival vibe - perfect for our kind of performance... Ill have to ping the Greenwich Phantom about this...

We also liked a music pub in Croydon that we think wed fit well in, and are in negotiation with a venue in Beckenham, lots of stuff going on.... though wed like to play more local venues, Glenn is heading up an Acoustic Roster at the Albany today... though I may pop into Rectory Fields to catch the Rugby first as theres some talk of us doing a regular session there...

Mike