Nantwich Civic Hall – Thursday 13th April – Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band are a true soul phenomenon. Without ever having had a number one single, Geno had two of the biggest selling UK albums of the sixties. Amazingly, both of these were live albums: ‘Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt Live’, for example, was in the UK album charts for 48 out of 52 weeks in 1966. Incredibly, only ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ sold more copies in the UK that year…A fact that is a clear testament to Geno’s awesome ability as a live performer.
In 1980 “Geno!” Was a Number 1 hit in the UK for Dexy’s Midnight Runners. Vocalist Kevin Roland, spoke of the cult sixties soul performer who ravaged club-land to the chants of ” Geno! Geno! Geno!”
Today, Geno Washington and his Ram Jam Band are as vital as ever when it comes to rocking the house. The ultimate showman and his super-tight band will fill any dance floor from the moment he steps out and keep it heaving into the early hours.
Geno Washington is a legend. He enjoys cult status on the Soul, R&B and Northern Soul scenes, and an unsurpassable reputation as a live performer. He is electric on stage and his love of life makes him an inspiration and a joy to work with. He is also rapidly gathering a reputation as a must have artist, at the hippest parties.
Recent private functions include The Duke of Westminster’s daughter’s wedding, The Goodwood Festival of Speed and The Mobile News Awards at The London Hilton Metropole.
Geno has now resurrected his blues duo show ‘Singin’ The Blues’, has a street soul and R&B quartet – The Yo Yo’s – as well as the good old The Ram Jam Band.