Geno Washington hails from Evansville in Indiana, USA. He first hit British soil in the 1960′s as part of the US Air Force.
His love of Blues and Soul music soon found him jamming with local bands in and around Ipswich and eventually led him to London where he caused a sensation singing with top R&B acts Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Geno teamed up with some of London’s hottest musicians and Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band very quickly became established as the most exciting live band in Britain, regularly topping the bill over world famous artistes.
His live shows were immortalised in two of the biggest selling albums of the 60’s – “Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt Live” and “Hipsters Flipsters and Finger Poppin’ Daddies”.
His status as the undisputed King of Soul was cemented by Kevin Rowland and Dexy’s Midnight Runners in the 1980’s with the World-wide chart-topping smash hit single Geno, which paid homage to the great man himself and is still played regularly today on national radio and at Geno’s live gigs both before and after shows.
Throughout the years Geno and his band have continued to tour extensively all over the World and have released several highly acclaimed albums and singles. His latest live double album, It’s Geno Time, recorded at the legendary Half Moon in Putney, is another slice of pristine perfection.
Geno’s life long love of Blues and R&B has led to yet another chapter in his illustrious career with the long standing rhythm section of the Ram Jam Band, a hard- hitting, fast-moving show of R&B, Blues and Soul classics - and this Bank Holiday weekend, they are playing for you, at Bedford Esquires.
Catch the man and be wowed by his music on Sunday night (April 30). To book your ticket - at £15 - click here