This event is now SOLD OUT - Geno Washington
Saturday 2nd March 8pm (doors/bar 7pm)
Geno Washington is an absolute legend. He enjoys cult status on the Soul, R&B and Northern Soul scenes, and an unsurpassable reputation as a live performer. He is electric on stage and his love of life makes him an inspiration and a joy to witness. Geno has been on the road with every act you can think of during the 60’s and had two of the biggest selling UK albums that decade too with his band the Ram Jam Band, amazingly both of these were live albums. Hand Clappin, Foot Stompin, Funky Butt Live was in the album charts for 48 weeks of the year 1966 and was only out-sold by The Sound of Music and Bridge over Troubled Water.
US soul acts rarely visited the UK and, having come over as a part of the USAir force and stayed, Geno was our soul man. His level of touring and the high energy of his gigs was, and still is (as immortalized by Dexy's Midnight Runners in the 80's hit Geno) the stuff of legends. During his sets, the beat was continuous and the hits were incessant. It was really Geno who pioneered this Go, Go style of performing and the audiences simply could not get enough.
The arrival of the nineties saw Geno go back to his roots (he was a Blues singer originally in his home, town of Evansville, Indiana) doing a show he called Cut Loose and Singing the Blues. This was a great success and spawned the band The Purple Aces. He then took this band to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, had a great reaction and a three week sell-out run.
The new millennium kicked of for Geno with the desire to "get some of this stuff down on tape". Following collaborations Adamski, Gabrielle and a duet with Kermit (Black Grape) on the forthcoming BIG DOG album on Zomba records. Geno returned to the recording studio. The result is "the most righteous sounding s**t I've ever been involved in."
“Unforgettable, one of the world’s great entertainers” Glasgow Herald
“The forceful pace matches Washington’s powerful vocal style. He ad-libs, nothing is sacred and the crowd urges him on, ecstatic. This is one man who knows how to keep his mojo working” The Guardian.
“The voice and the personality are bigger than ever. He has rapidly and deservedly become the Fringe’s Mr Big” The Daily Mail
Some classic tunes include;
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
I Put a Spell on You
I Feel Good
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
And many more!
Live at the Horsebridge for one night only!
Geno Washington will be supported by the band PROJECT F
Project F are a fully-loaded six-piece playing Funk, Motown with added sing-along shimmyingly good 12” versions of your favourite soulful tracks.
Formed in 2012, Project F are quickly becoming one of the most sought after party bands in Kent. Come ready to laugh and dance.