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Tea 'n' Biscuit Boys

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Overview

  • Toe Tapping Rockabilly Trio
  • Excellent rĂ©pertoire of old school classics from acts such as Louis Prima, Big Joe Turner and Buddy Holly
  • Perform as a trio

Location

The band are based and play all over Isle of Wight

Standard Set Times

  • Three 45 minute sets with 15 minute breaks

About this Act

The Tea n Biscuit Boys are a Rockabilly Trio based on the Isle of Wight. They formed in the winter of 2009 primarily as a busking band as at the time outside of the famous Cowes Week held in sometimes sunny August, this is still the UK remember, no one would brave the cold harsh streets of winter and so they were a novelty. The busking was used as paid for advertising that lead them to gain proper paid gigs.

The trio are experienced musicians, having been in and out of Rockabilly bands for many years. This experience has given them the ability to be able to perform without the need to rehearse their act. They simply turn up, set up, decide on a tune to play and away they go. This is the way the original artists of the genre would both perform and record, and by doing so the band is able to produce a more authentic sound.

Unlike a lot of bands that play this kind of music, the Tea n Biscuit Boys set is made up of the more obscure tunes of the era. You won't for instance hear Rock Around The Clock or Blue Suede Shoes, which are both done to death, although tunes by both Bill Haley and Carl Perkins are featured. Instead they perform the tunes by the many artists of the time who were big to a small demographic of the listening audience. The band feels this is important as there is a plethora of unrecognised talent that is slowly disappearing into the mists of time.

Set List

Shake Em Up Rock - Benny Cliff
Feeling Happy - Big Joe Turner
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Sticks McGhee
Careless Love - Ray Charles
Back In The Saddle Again - Gene Autry
Twenty Flight Rock - Eddie Cochran
Diddy Wah Diddy - Blind Blake
Blue Days Black Nights - Buddy Holly
Riot In Cell Block Number 9 - The Robins
Oh Marie - Louis Prima
Bring It On Home - Sonny Boy Williamson

Lineup

  • Trio - Acoustic rhythm guitar/lead vocals/backing vocals, Tea chest bass/backing vocals and Lead guitar/lead vocals/backing vocals

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