Thursday, 30 January 2014

AN EXTRAORDINARY REVIEW FROM RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE

I never thought my life was that dramatic but on reading this, and on reflection, perhaps it is!



Saturday, 18 January 2014

GIGS FOR LOUIS VAUSE AND FRIENDS - FEBRUARY 2014

We will be playing two gigs in February - The Riverhouse Barn, Walton on Thames on Saturday 22nd and the Speakeasy downstairs at Aces and Eights, Fortess Road, Tufnell Park, London NW5 on the 26th. Do come along if you can.
Here is an edited version of my interview and performance on the Rober Elms Show on BBC London on Tuesday 14th January for those who may have missed it.

Friday, 3 January 2014

ROBERT ELMS' CHOICE FOR HIS TRACKS OF 2013.


What a thrill and a bit of a bolt from the blue: not only   has Robert Elms chosen a track from the Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra in his 'best of for 2013' but included (as an intro) my 'Midnight in Havana'. What a great way to start the New Year.


Today's show was a look-back at the best of the year's tracks and live sessions. You can find the tracklist below: Title: Midnight in Havana Artist: Louis Vause Title: Dexys Artist: She Got a Wiggle Title: Joss Stone (Live) Artist: Teardrops Title: Where Are We Now? Artist: David Bowie Title: Get it Right Artist: Maddy Carty Title: No Love Dying (Live) Artist: Gregory Porter Title: The Ballad of Roza Shanina Artist: Rae and Christian Title: Handbags and Gladrags (Live) Artist: Mike D’Abo Title: The Best Jewel Thief in the World Artist: Prefab Sprout Title: Feel It All (Live) Artist: KT Tunstall Title: My Promise Artist: Earth, Wind and Fire Title: For a While Artist: Alice Russell Title: Calling Out To You (Live) Artist: Tedeschi Trucks Band Title: Keep the Faith Artist: Alexia Coley Title: Never Stop Building (That old Space Rocket) (Live) Artist: Danny and the Champions of the World Title: Brighton Beach Artist: Rod Stewart Title: Astral Travelling (Live) Artist: Lonnie Liston-Smith Title: Children Go where I Send Thee Artist: Nick Lowe Title: Come Rain or Shine Artist: Paul Carrack Title: Midnight Rider (Live) Artist: Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra Title: She (Live) Artist: Laura Mvula Title: Jericho Artist: Leslie Mendelson Title: Be Good To Me Artist: The Delegators Title: You Can’t Keep Rhythm From A Dancer Artist: Tortured Soul Title: Let’s Face the Music and Dance Artist: Willie Nelson Title: Maureen Artist: Casey K Title: When In Rome Do As The Romans Do (Live) Artist: Cecile McLorin Salvant Title: Part of Me Artist: Tedeschi Trucks Band

AWARD FOR THE LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA

I don't know who they are; I do know they are based in Florida. A radio station? Whatever and whoever they are it is fantastic to get any recognition so a big thank you to RVI for this award. No gigs as yet for 2014 but I will post dates as soon as they are confirmed.