Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band at St Ives September Festival
Soul legends Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band are on their farewell tour this year after Geno decided to have a final fling and go out with a bang. ,So their appearance at the St Ives September Festival will almost certainly be the last chance to see them in Cornwall.
Without doubt one of the Kings of Soul and Blues, Geno, now in his seventh decade of touring, wears the crown with pride and passion.
Taste the sweet smell of Soul one last time from the Groove Guru himself. Always ready to rock the house, the King of the Swingers Geno Washington is the incarnation of all things 60s. Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, are all rendered incapable of having a bad time, when the Good Time Guru gets his army of fans on the good foot! The old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high.
Geno originates from Evansville in Indiana, USA and first came to England in the 1960s 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, as nobody in their right mind wanted to go on stage after a Geno show!
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 simply entitled “It’s Geno Time”, recorded at the legendary Half Moon in Putney, is widely regarded as his best work to date.