Our Next Concert (2)

Saturday 6th April 2019




A celebration of the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Southern States presented with great humour and vitality! The Mississippi Swamp Dogs lovingly perform some of the best loved music of the Deep South and New Orleans from across the ages. Equally at home playing the old style jazz of the early masters like Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, they also love to present the music of such giants as Alan Toussaint, Fats Domino, the Neville Brothers, Doctor John and Professor Longhair.

Expect a heady Gumbo of musical styles from Cajun to Blues, Southern Rock to Funk, Soul to Jazz and New Orleans Rhumba to Gospel. The Swamp Dogs, featuring incredibly talented musicians, present an amusing, informative and unique night of musical entertainment. Hear the story of how the cultural melting pot of the port of New Orleans helped to create amazing musical sounds that spread across the whole country and influenced 20th Century Pop Music. With stunning musicianship from players steeped in the styles of the region, audiences are in for a treat!

The Mississippi Swamp Dogs have been a constant presence on the London music scene for some years now at such venues as the Hideaway Jazz Bar, Ronnie Scott’s, the Pizza Express, the Bull's Head in Barnes or the Crypt under Saint Martin's in the Fields.  

The band have honed their musical performance skills down to a fine art on countless one nighters. From Blue Eyed Soul to Authentic Raw Blues, with everything else in between, you are guaranteed a fabulous night of theatrical or corporate entertainment.

The band includes Paul Miller [keyboards and vocals], Ned Bennett [reeds], Jeff Williams [trombone and vocals], Dan Redding [guitar], Manuel Alvarez [bass], Jono Lee [drums]

“The Mississippi Swamp Dogs took the Queen’s Theatre by storm, whipping the very enthusiastic audience into a frenzy. Their varied repertoire included Fats Domino, B.B. King, Bill Withers, Louis Prima, and the great Louis Armstrong. Their brilliant style and pace brought us a high energy show of funk, cajun, soul, old style shuffles, Latin Rhythms, Rock and Roll and much more besides. 

(The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch)

“Wow, Jeff! Great sounding band, …. You got it all!”

(Art Baron, Duke Ellington trombonist)

“I would like to thank you for the terrific gig you put on for our Club tonight. We were inundated with complimentary remarks from members and guests throughout the evening and as they left. Thanks again for super night and look forward to a return gig next year.

(Belvedere Jazz & Music Club)