About The Los Dawsons
- Mike Dearing
- 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...
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I suddenly realised that it was a long time since I had posted to the blog, we have had a busy summer, playing outdoors quite a bit, establishing the Pelton Gigs on a Sunday evening, doing a few gigs out of town and finally playing at the City & Guilds Pakistan Flood Relief charity bash in Smithfield which raised c £1000 so that was a very good cause.
Weve just had some new publicity shots taken and we are pleased with the initial results, whilst sadly I don’t look in my twenties, not even the fabulous photographer Mr Burrluck can do that, but the band at least looks interesting; potentially a kind of cross between Get Carter/a slightly demented looking Klesmer band and us…..
The next month should be fun as we are playing at the British Oak, Cattleyas The Pelton and a great pub in rural
Monday, June 7, 2010
Our last gig at the Pelton Arms was on 30th May; that venue is getting busier ever time we play and we now have (at least) one Sunday gig there a month and one a Cattelya’s so please check our gig list so you don’t go to the wrong one.
Once again we’re playing for the Greenwich Parksfest. We started at the East Greenwich Pleasaunce on 6th June and despite heavy rain being forecast it was a beautiful balmy afternoon and very well attended too. Our next one is over at Avery Hill Park on July 10th 12-5pm. There might be some misty eyes from Mike and Dave who both used to attend the college before it became Thames Poly or even Greenwich University. And yes that was so long ago that there were dinosaurs in the park (well, at least some punks!). These are great family events and so long as the weather holds are a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
As to the rest of June, we’re back at the Pelton Arms on the 13th (7-10pm) then Cattelya’s on 27th (8-11pm). Our bassist Ben will be off gigging in Finland so Gus Glen will be filling his shoes. It’ll be a bit of a reunion as it’ll be the first time the ‘original’ Los Dawsons (Mike, Dave and Gus) will have played at Cattleya’s for many a year. Don’t miss that one.
Thanks for all your support and see you soon!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
All that behind us we have some interesting gigs this month, more work at the Pelton and The Canal Tavern in Gravesend next weekend and we are chasing work in Sydenham and potentially Smithfield as well - lets see what the outcome is...
have a look at our upcoming gig list
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The gigs we did with Glenn Tilbrook, Dennis Greaves, Mark Feltham and Lord Large at the Anchor and Hope have had a lot of hits on You Tube, and Dennis said he was pleased with the result - that is big praise as hes very discerning - search for the fabulous Snipturn on You Tube if you're interested as hes the fellow who put the fabulous vids together - a big thank you to Simon here..
As ever we are are regulars at Cattleyas, and our original Bass player Gus Glen was back from Switzerland and sat in with us - quite like old times... hes back for a bit so look out for him on the circuit as hes fun to watch... and Im certain you will see him sitting in with us now and again...
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This pub is very easy to get to, close to Maze Hill Railway Station, off Trafalgar Road go north along Christchurch Way where the big church is.. and then onto Pelton Road - a couple of minutes max...
The Sunday lunch is excellent and reasonably priced; why not make an afternoon of it?
Monday, March 1, 2010
However, what a nice gig; with great management, a good vibe and a nice audience... We had the rather odd experience of a local Battersea gentleman Charlton (and Squeeze) supporter asking us whether we knew a Charlton footie song 'Valley, Floyd Road' which funnily enough Dave knew only too well as he played on the recording - stranger than fiction.. sadly we couldn't compete here as the rest of us didn't know it...
Thanks to all of our friends who turned up, and our fabulous You Tube cinematographer Simon (see snipturn for great looking and sounding videos on you tube)..
Hopefully we will be back there soon...
Thursday, February 18, 2010
However.... Glenn Tilbrook with his usual flair decided to challenge these norms... he got his band the Fluffers, a group of local friends; Dennis Greaves, Mark Feltham, Siobhan Parr and Paris to join in his experiment on the river...
Glenn and Dennis also asked us to perform as part of the series of Tuesday nights, this is at The Anchor and Hope on the river in Charlton SE7, and it is an awesome evening.... hopefully this will continue as the Pub has a great vibe and is very musician friendly. tell your friends and keep it going...
To my mind this gig has galvanised the local musical atmosphere, we are slowly establishing the local scene, and I am certain we have been offered other gigs on the back of this...
Further to this, we have a gig at the Eagle in Battersea Park Road on Saturday 27 February and potentially a new gig at the Pelton Arms in Greenwich - were going places! well at least around the 'burbs...
Friday, February 5, 2010
Dana blew our socks off! Originally from Austin Texas, he is now resident in our fair borough. He has a tremendous musical heritage having been the drummer in the powerpop act Cotton Mather (who had a couple of big hits in the 1990s and supported Oasis round the world). He can play anything we threw at him (rather brilliantly) and the fellow didn’t have a rehearsal either... We were extremely pleased... Big UP for Dana..
On a completely different note - see whether you can catch Dave Burrluck (our illustrious classical guitarist) at the One day Cafe in Plumstead 5 February playing with the Dos Rosas trio, kicking off about 8pm http://www.onedaycafe.org.uk/events.htm
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Dean Powell gave his all singing on a couple of songs, and Paris a new fellow on our scene gave us his interpretations of a few of our offerings... These have been well received; to such an extent that we have asked him to come and sing with us at the British Oak this Saturday..
Heres some food for thought; Paris sang on the TV so he has sung to more people in one shot than I have sung to in my whole life... amazing..
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Coupled with this there also seems to be a bit of momentum happenning locally with Glenn Tilbrrok and the Fluffers pushing a series of surprise gigs at the Anchor and Hope which have been sublime, and the British Oak is offering some really great acts this month