The Kingsmen to perform in Upminster
PUBLISHED: 15:28 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:10 14 March 2013
One of the most popular rock’n’roll bands in Essex make their debut at Jiving At The Lodge in Upminster this month.
The Kingsmen have been playing all over the UK for the past five years, including major festivals with thousands in attendance and will be playing in West Lodge in Corbets Tey Road,
Upminster on Thursday March 28, the day before Good Friday.
Comprising singing drummer Bill Lambert, lead guitarist Lou Blackwell and stand-up bass player Dean Amos, the trio feature a fair few Elvis Presley numbers, hence their name. All play vintage instruments from the fifties.
“But we are not an Elvis tribute band, and play a huge variety of fifties numbers from the likes of Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Gene Vincent,” said Lou.
“We also write and record our own original numbers.”
The Presley numbers include his first issued recording on the Sun label “That’s Alright, Mama”, his first international hit “Heartbreak Hotel” and lesser known songs like “Don’t Leave Me Now” from the film Jailhouse Rock.
Lou added: “We realise that people like to go out on the Thursday before Good Friday, because they don’t have to get up for work the following day. So we expect a good turn-out, so early arrival is advised.”
Lou, based in Maldon, combines his playing with djing on Saint FM, where he hosts a weekly show featuring the best of contemporary rock’n’roll and rockabilly, along with classics from the fifties.
The monthly get-togethers have been running for two years at The West Lodge.
Doors open at 8pm. The £8 admission includes a free buffet and free raffle.
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