Leigh Delamere & the Gordanos offer an upright-piano mangling barrelhouse banjo homage to the greats of rhythm’n’blues, garage rock, boogie woogie and ragtime in an old-timey skiffle party style.
Travelling with Professor Delamere’s famous pop-up-upright piano, they will guide you on a surreal road trip from New Orleans to Chicago via Paris and Penryn, picking up the occasional folk, gypsy, rock’n’roll or even self-penned tune along the way and shining a musty old light on it.
These vocal and multi-instrumental masters of accordion, stompbox, Maccaferri guitar, violin, cowbell, bass, washboard, and hollerin’ are seasoned veterans of the stage; Leigh has toured the world tickling the ivories and pumping the bellows for Bash Street and Rogue theatres; the band have appeared in various guises at the infamous Glastonbury Bandstand, Boardmasters, Masked Ball, Looe Music, Bath Fringe, Small World and Big Session festivals and have appeared at palaces, museums and stately homes across the country.
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Leigh Delamere’s current enterprises also include managing ‘The Blind Pig’ – a pop-up prohibition-era boogie woogie venue, squeezing the squeezebox for Zydeco-Cajun-Merchants ‘The Gumbo Flyers’ and radiating on the 88s for ‘Ivy Drip & the Lidettes’