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, February 18, 2010

Big Up to the Pied Pipers of Charlton and Musical Momentum and Mayhem......

Well we've had an amazing Kipper season... January and February is rarely a period of joyous music making, it rains, it snows, its cold and few people brave the elements - it doesn't tend to matter how fabulous the act is...

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

A busy old time.... and a new face

Id like to introduce a new member of the extended Los Dawson family; Dana Myzer drummed with us at the last two quartet gigs; the British Oak 30 January and Glenn Tilbrooks and Dennis Greaves special surprise gig last Tuesday at the Anchor and Hope. All our regular drummers were busy so that says something about good drummers and quality acts in the current musical market - they are distinctly at a premium...

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