Gig: Cadillac Kings in the region in 2009

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009

Here are the dates for the Cadillac Kings in the northwest winter 2009.

17 Oct 2009 20:00
Telford’s Warehouse Chester
20 Nov 2009 20:00
The Academy, Buckley North Wales
11 Dec 2009 20:00
Warrington R&B Club Warrington

Featuring six of the UK’s top blues & roots musicians, The Cadillac Kings play music inspired by the sounds & styles of the ‘40s & ‘50s. A mix of mostly original songs with a few well-chosen covers from the likes of T-Bone Walker, Roy Brown & Champion Jack Dupree have made the band firm favourites on both the blues & jump-jive scenes. With their stunning musicianship & exciting stage act, this is a band that knows how to entertain audiences across the board, from arts centres to dance-halls, from intimate clubs to major festivals.

With backgrounds including Otis Grand’s Band, James Hunter’s Jokers, The Poorboys, Big Joe Louis, and Little George Sueref, The Cadillac Kings came together in the year 2000. They became an immediate hit at venues & festivals all over the UK . 2001 saw the release of their debut CD ‘Lou Ann’ which received wide airplay in the UK & abroad, culminating in a nomination for the 2002 USA Swing Awards.Tour dates have included London’s 100 Club, the Great British R&B Festival, the Burnley Blues Festival, London’s Hackney Empire, the Black Horse World Music Festival in Sussex, Crawley Folk Festival, Soho Jazz & Heritage Festival, UK Arts Council tour, the Gloucester Blues Festival, (Norway’s huge) Notodden Blues Festival, the Ørland Blues Fest, the Drobak Festival, Denmark’s annual Blues Cruise, the Duvel Blues Festival in Belgium & the Rotterdam Bluezy Festival in Holland.

Now signed to ‘33’ Records, home of Don Weller, Stan Tracey, Tina May & the cream of UK jazz & world musicians, November 2004 saw the release of the band’s second CD ‘Highway 17’. Not such a strange label signing when you consider the words of 33’s boss Paul Jolly – “this band truly swings!”

In December 2004 the music critics of The London Times agreed and included ‘Highway 17′ in their list of the best 24 CDs of the year and chose it overall best blues CD. Ashwyn Smyth of Blues Matters’ Magazine also chose it as his CD of the year, and Blues in Britain Magazine listed it in the top releases of the year.

More recently, and for the third year in succession, The Cadillac Kings have won the categories for ‘best blues band’ & ‘best harmonica player’ in the 2005 Wychwood Brewery/ Running Horse Awards, as voted for by the audiences at Nottingham’s top live blues venue.



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Grahame

September 22nd, 2009 at 22:21
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Wow . . . this lot sound ‘hot’ . . . think I’ll have to go and have a look at them . . . lol!!

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CK What

September 23rd, 2009 at 18:05
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As you can see from the last paragraph, this promo guff is about 5 years out of date. Since then we’ve had 75 changes of personnel, recorded another 12 cds & are currently sponsored on tour by confused.com
Anyway thanks for the comment Grahame, the pasty’s in the post.

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Ken

September 23rd, 2009 at 23:18
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OK, OK – I admit. I quickly copied and pasted. I’m the culprit. How about updating the “guff” it’s all us busy website owners have.

Without guff I’d have to write something creative and I don’t have the time nor the talent.

Looking forward!

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Ken

September 23rd, 2009 at 23:19
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Looking forward to the gig that is…. not the “guff”. 😉

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Grahame

September 24th, 2009 at 09:57
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Think my favourite line about the CKs, sadly not one that I had written, was that “they swing like a suspension bridge in a hurricane”! Now Mike, whoever wrote that deserves the pasty!

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Ken

September 24th, 2009 at 11:45
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… all my “swinging” metaphors completely unpublishable.

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Lionel

September 25th, 2009 at 17:39
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Surely a suspension bridge swinging in a hurricane is more than a little unstable. Doesn’t sound like the Caddies to me . . . mind you, come to think of it . . .