THE COTTON HOUSE SHAKERS
Playing the JBs stage Saturday afternoon the 27th August
The Cottonhouse Shakers are a difficult band to pigeon hole. Under the blues tag they are unlike all other blues bands. Firstly the band have a jazz funk edge which is partly down to the bands bassist and keyboard player who were founding members of Blackburn jazz/funksters "False Negative". Combine this with Gone Beggin' frontman Gary Ward and Jazz/rock drummer Tim Jackson and you have an interesting mix. Completing the line up is the groups backing vocal duo "The Bluesettes" who throw a little soul into the mix.
The group boast the most eclectic set list on this website. a set list which ranges from Miles Davis to Hawkwind and from Hank Williams to Sesame Street - all done in their own inimitable style.
Don't be put off by the blues or jazz tag, the covers that we play are popular, lively and not taken too seriously.
Guitar/lead vox: Gary Ward
Bass:Derren Lee Poole
Keyboards : Neil Cannings
Female backing singers:"The Bluesettes".
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