Oh Geno: soul legend in town

Geno Washington
Geno Washington

The Hat Factory in Luton will play host to a performer widely regarded as the King of Soul this month.

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band who have long been established as one of the most exciting live acts in Britain.

Geno’s legendary status was cemented forever by Kevin Rowland and Dexys Midnight Runners in the 1980s with the world-wide smash hit single Geno, which paid homage to the great man himself and is still played frequently today on national radio and at Geno’s live gigs both before and after shows.

Now into his sixth decade of performing, Geno’s live shows were immortalised in two of the biggest selling albums of the 1960s - Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt Live and “Hipsters Flipsters and Finger Poppin’ Daddies.

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 Half Moon in Putney, has received critical acclaim.

Support on the night comes from Graham Robins.

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band are performing at The Hat Factory, Bute Street on Saturday December 19 at 8pm.

Tickets cost £15 in advance or £17.50 on the door. Booking fees may apply.

They are available from www.thehatfactory.org 
or the box office on 01582 878100.