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Gator Dogs Brass Band
May 28 @ 7:00 pm - May 29 @ 2:00 am£5
The Gator Dogs are a New Orleans brass gang from East London. They bring you an explosive party, spanning Mardi Gras parade anthems to the swampy grooves of Dr John, via raucous Gospel more suitable for Saturday Night than Sunday Morning.
With three percussionists, a thumping tuba, as many horns as we can fit on the stage, and 3 part Gospel harmonies; the Gators bring you infectious grooves, virtuoso solos and songs you didn’t know you already knew.
The Gators love playing raucous speakeasy-style nights at infamous underground cocktail haunts the Oriole and Nightjar; performing for swing dancers at international events; and blasting the roof off at their Jamboree and the Blues Kitchens residencies, where they keep the brassy party going well into the night. They have performed twice at the EFG London Jazz festival, Shambala, Rollright Fayre, and internationally at The Gatsby Parties. In 2020, they
wowed crowds at West End immersive theatre show ‘Lockdown Town’, receiving multiple 5* reviews across national media.
Hannah (percussion/vocals) has lived on/off in New Orleans since 2015, recently studying drums with New Orleans legends Herlin Riley and Shannon Powell. George Simmonds (trombone/tuba/vocals) has performed with the infamous Glen David Andrews, and Louise Balk will (everything) is currently collaborating with New Orleans’ legend Leroy Jones on an original single. Backed up by Ed Ashby on Tuba, (Hackney Colliery Band, Brass Roots, Royal Shakespeare Company), and an all star horn section, the Gator Dogs look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.
Here is an older one, use that if you like The Gator Dogs merge New Orleans brass and London Attitude. Brass and drums combine to create an infectious groove, nostalgic and fresh, for a spontaneous street party outdoors or in.
Featuring twice at the London Jazz festival, their raucous residencies at Jamboree and the Blues Kitchens keep the brassy party going well into the night. UK and international festival regulars, the band met in the notorious Spotted Cat Jazz Club, New Orleans, and still pay regular pilgrimages to New Orleans, studying, playing and taking inspiration from with local musicians at parades and jazz bars high and low.