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...

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Eagle Tavern and Battersea....

The last time I did a gig in Battersea was at venues that do not exist anymore... Both have been pulled down; The Nags Head where Jimi Hendrix famously played, and The Old Swan? which had an oddly nautical theme in pre-stressed concrete which was a famous punk gig where the Damned and many others played. I reckon that I might have played the 101 club in Lavender Hill more recently (maybe 1982?) but then is that Battersea or Clapham ? The jury is out... either way I have missed Battersea for c 30 years...

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...

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