2020 Vision

As the year draws to a close, is your strength fading so fast that a big scroll down the Gigs page past almost all the good times of  2019 is a bit much and you need a wee sit-down afterwards? Never fear – help is here!

For the rest of December you can get a SNEAK PREVIEW of next year’s gigs page here. Now you can conserve your energy and have all the more get-up-and-go to enjoy swinging into the new decade. We’ll be there – will you? Get those dates in the diary now.

Let the Big Times Scroll!

Turkey Sandwiches – are YOU safe?

It’s beginning to look like The Great Escape From Turkey Sandwiches! Book early to avoid disappointment. With swinging shenanigans providing the perfect antidote to Christmas leftovers, this alternative celebration is an annual institution at the Bull’s Head in Barnes. In fact you’d be have to be crazy to miss it.

To get your juices flowing, here’s a free taste of November’s show, featuring the usual world class talent. Don’t say we’re not good to you.

Frequent Flyer

Two more mainland European dates coming up, a week apart, with a dash back to Blighty in between. Sat Nov 23 it’s off to Sunny Spain to guest with the Pasapogas Hammond Quartet at the deliciously named Hell Dorado club. Then  it’s London for our regular shenanigans at the Bull’s Head, Barnes on Thur 28, followed by a date in Salzburg, Austria, for “The Big Boogie” with Pete York, Christoph Steinbach, Myra Maud and friends at the Kongresshaus in St Johann im Pongau on Sat 30.
Check the Gigs Page for ticket links but hurry, they are selling fast!
Hasta la wiedersehn, baby!

Flyer - Midnight Boogie Weekend, Zoot Money & Pasapogas Hammond Quartet

Nobody expects the Spanish Imposition!

Big Roll @ Eel Pie

You’re never too old to make a début! Some things are worth waiting for, and Zoot’s appearance with the Big Roll Band at the legendary Eel Pie Blues Club aka the Cabbage Patch last night was one of those occasions. A happy audience and a happy band. Maximum grooviness experienced by all present. Many thanks to all involved.

Photo – Gina Way. Click through for more pics and a video clip.

 

Remember He’s A Womble

Remember he's a Womble

Remember he’s a Womble

Counting down with just ten days to go till the star studded benefit gig at the O2 Academy Islington on October 29th for former Big Roll Band bassist Paul McCallum, who is sadly in hospice care since his medical condition has worsened.

The popular bass player, diagnosed with an advanced form of Multiple System Atrophy some years ago, was not only the brains behind PLASA member company, Wembley Loudspeaker, but also bass player with Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band and a host of other major names, including Helen Shapiro and Billy Fury. Paul is affectionately known as ‘The Womble’ from his days as Uncle Bulgaria in Mike Batt’s original Wombles.

In addition to playing their own set Zoot and the boys will provide the rhythm section for guest musicians who will appear on the night.

All proceeds from the event will go towards funding Paul’s medical expenses.