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...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Gigs Past Present and Future
Well weve had a good set of gigs from a performance perspective, and we are playing really well at the moment - lovely vibe and dynamics, weve been paid some nice compliments by serious musicians so all in all a satisfying experience.. we are looking at more dancers for next year rather than our love of esoteric songs - the difference between the blind boys of alabama and the alabama three is lost at function gigs, so its some upbeat standards we are intending to add to the set... I remember from the 1970s when acts were denegrated for being "commercial" . The reality is that we have to chose upbeat standards that are fun enough to play and find new perspective in them.... hey Im going all Jazz... here..