Rollo and The Tailshakers play 1950,s Blues, Swing and Boogaloo
Fronted by the inimitable Rollo Markee on harmonica and vocals and with the stinging licks and west coast rhythms of Steve Fossey on blues guitar, the band play an authentic blend of Chicago blues and west coast swing... A red-hot band that’s bound to get you moving and grooving!
Rollo Started playing Blues at the age of seventeen having been inspired by his mentor Julius Junior. Twenty years on he has developed a rich, passionate and authentic blues voice. His valve amplified Harp playing is full of tone, style and energy. Working as a musician an actor and a dancer has made Rollo the consummate frontman, engaging with and enthusing audiences across Europe. The Tailshakers formed in 1998 with a vision to create a Blues band with an authentic 50's sound. They use vintage instruments, microphones and amplifiers to create a sound reminiscent of the Chess Recordings. Their dedication to blues and their attention to detail have produced a confident, Rollo Markee and the Tailshakers playing an intimate gigstylish and highly entertaining act. The Tailshakers’ show contains original material that takes in Chicago blues, boogaloo, Latin and swing, as well as some of the choicest blues players from the era: Rosco Gordon, J.B. Hutto, Junior Wells and T-Bone Walker... "Your sound is the real deal. I love this stuff" Geno Washington. "You guys have got it, so you better use it" Hubert Sumlin. "Rollo Markee is one of the most authentic Blues harmonica players this country has produced for years" Pete Johnson, Jazz FM.
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