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Last night I went to Gaz's Rockin Blues in Soho and saw an absolutely blinding show by Rico and his band featuring special guest Dick Cuthell.
I nearly didn't go because i've got a cold and I knew it would be on very late and I had work today so I it would mean I'd only get and hour or so's sleep. However, at about 11pm last night I just thought, "sod it" and headed off to Wardour St. I'm really glad I did because it was magic.
I took a lot of photos so I'll put some up later. (I think) Dick Cuthell's son filmed it all so maybe some of it will be up in You tube?
The whole band was great, especially the sax player.
The funny thing was that aside from rico's mates i was one of the oldest people there. I'd guess the average age of the pack was about 22.
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! That's so great - I would have expected an older crowd too - so that's good.

What did they play Harry [and good luck with your'no sleep' hangover : )
Shows are always so late that I have had to start taking a vacation day out of my allowance - for the next day - as I am shaking otherwise Confused
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Sounds great. I saw Rico play there too...about 10 years ago. I've had many a good night out at that club
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Harry wrote:
Last night I went to Gaz's Rockin Blues in Soho and saw an absolutely blinding show by Rico and his band featuring special guest Dick Cuthell.
I nearly didn't go because i've got a cold and I knew it would be on very late and I had work today so I it would mean I'd only get and hour or so's sleep. However, at about 11pm last night I just thought, "sod it" and headed off to Wardour St. I'm really glad I did because it was magic.
I took a lot of photos so I'll put some up later. (I think) Dick Cuthell's son filmed it all so maybe some of it will be up in You tube?
The whole band was great, especially the sax player.
The funny thing was that aside from rico's mates i was one of the oldest people there. I'd guess the average age of the pack was about 22.


blimey thats an ancient crowd for gazs rockin blues. last time i played there they were mostly underage twats
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(sorry the photos are so large. I'm running out of tea break)
In the first photo Gaz is introducing Rico explaining to these young people that he played on lots of groundbreaking records etc. Before he came on stage there were lots of great records playing, mostly old ska classics. But Gaz said that the last track we heard was brand new. He explained that Jerry Dammers had asked him to play a new track because he wanted to see how the club reacted. The new track which is a collaboration between Jerry, Dick and Rico is really good. I think it's the most radio friendly thing Jerry's been involved with for a couple of decades. It went down really well and the crowd were all dancing away. then Rico & the band started playing and it was fantastic.
Cuthell Junior looked very proud of his Dad and rightly so. It was an absolutely brilliant set. Dick Cuthell is such a one off. It was really, really fun to see him dancing away as he played. Him and Rico work so well together. The music they played was so exciting and fresh and infectious. It was really, really good.
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Don't bump your head. Gotta love those cozy venues.
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Nice One Harry Smile

I'm glad you went along and enjoyed yourself 1st. Jerry, Rico and Dick working together again that's the best news I've read in ages can't wait to hear that new song Very Happy great pictures by the way Smile

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Harry this is enormous news - thanks for the pics - I know I am slow - was Jerry Dammers there? - Is there anyway we can hear the track you mention. Paul - can you believe this? how exciting.
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Exciting Marigold Shocked Very Happy

there were lots of great records playing, mostly old ska classics. But Gaz said that the last track we heard was brand new. He explained that Jerry Dammers had asked him to play a new track because he wanted to see how the club reacted. The new track which is a collaboration between Jerry, Dick and Rico is really good. (That's the track I can't wait to hear) Smile

Jerry Dammers can be seen in the 2nd Picture Smile
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Sounds like you had a great night Harry,i would love to see these guy's playing together.I'm looking forward to hearing more about the collaberation
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I wonder If they are going to try out more music/songs?
Thank you for the great photo's Harry.
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thanks harry class post again seen it earlier but again thks
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Does anyone know the name of the sax player?
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Harry- Absolute top draw pics them mate! Fantastic to see the Hammersmith Horns back together!!!! Great stuff. Thought the General would be there lol
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Great pics, Harry. Brilliant news that Rico and Dick are playing together again. Mr. Cuthell has been sorely missed and is a very talented man! Hope I get to see him play one day.
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marigold wrote:
I wonder If they are going to try out more music/songs?
Thank you for the great photo's Harry.


I asked Jerry if his orchestra were going to tour again or bring out a DVD and he said he'd love to do more shows but that it's so expensive. He added that he hoped one day there would be a DVD or something but it didn't sound like it was anything that would be happening soon.

I don't know what the plans are regarding the collaboration with Dick and Rico. I really hope Rico and his band bring out a new CD or something. I get the feeling that things are starting to happen and come together etc.
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Looks like a great night - thanks for sharing the pics Harry Very Happy
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old dick still hasnt answered his questions, unless ive missed something..
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mr ghost wrote:
old dick still hasnt answered his questions, unless ive missed something..


Or Neol Davis!
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