London’s hippest Hammond-n-Horns Mod-Soul Groove Combo, the Gene Drayton Unit, have announced some gigs in London, with details of visits further north to come.
London – Friday Jan 27th
South London Pacific, 340 Kennington Road, London SE11. Tube – Kennington or Oval.
Catch the GDU in a small intimate club environment at South London’s leading Tiki bar. Two short sets plus DJ support. 9pm till 2am, admission £3. Guest beers and a range of brightly-coloured cocktails on sale.
London – Friday Feb 10th:
Bar Music Hall, 134 Curtain Road London EC2. Tube – Old Street or Liverpool Street.
See the GDU (with substitute bassist) play an hour of your favourite music for dancing and drinking of their several quality brews. 9pm till 2am, admission FREE.
April: Gene dans la France encore un fois (Bourges Printemps Festival)
May: Gene Goes Up North Again (Hifi Club Leeds; Chester)
July: Gene Back At The 100 Club
Plus a new album "Jazz Traffic Lights" will be out soon. Recorded in four days at London’s lo-fi Toe Rag studio, it bulges with black keys and blue notes. From full-on mini-beat classics to blues-funk operettas, this is the lo-fi soundtrack to the hi-spots of 2006.
Hear a sneak preview here www.genedraytonunit.com/zoundz.html