Legendary Night Owls set to play at Louth Jazz Club

Legendary Night Owls keyboard player Dave Tomlinson at the Louth Jazz Club.
Legendary Night Owls keyboard player Dave Tomlinson at the Louth Jazz Club.

Founded in 1963, the New Orleans (Louth) Club is possibly the last remaining not-for-profit members club dedicated to keeping alive the music of jazz.

Part of the Louth area’s jazz scene for more than 40 years, the club has the music of New Orleans and Dixieland at its core and from time to time features more mainstream and modern jazz and blues.

When it comes to blues, there is no finer exponent than The Legendary Night Owls, who continue their monthly residency at the Club in Queen Street, Louth, this Friday, August 28, starting at 8.30pm.

The band comprises ex-Visage and ex-Magazine keyboard maestro Dave Tomlinson, Howard Goy (drums), Ken Mayle (harmonica), Jon Newby (guitar) and Andy Dalton on bass guitar.

Dave Tomlinson’s reputation as one of the best and most creative keyboard players is well known and singer and harmonica player Ken Mayle is without doubt one of the finest ‘harp’ players in the UK.

His life-long love of blues and Chicago-based harp players have shaped his singing and playing into a unique style. The band will play a mixture of favourites and some new interpretations of other classic blues and R&B tunes.

The New Orleans (Louth) Club is a Members’ Club. Members are welcome to bring guests, who must be signed in on arrival.

Entrance fee for members is £4 and for their guests, £6. The cost for the first 12 months membership is £10, subsequent years £6.

Members must be over 18 years of age. Prospective members can join in time for this Fridays; session online at http://louthjazzclub.org.uk/membership.php.