Some new tracks with our new singer are below and we will record a new studio album soon which we think will be our best yet!
"SIMPLY THE BEST RnB, JIVE, BOOGIE WOOGIE BAND AROUND"
Original Studio album reviews:
Drummer Alan Savage has assembled a cooking little combo including boogieing pianist James Lunn, a flexible double bassist in Dave Lagnado, ace guitarist Paul Garner who has those Tiny Grimes/T-Bone Walker stylings off to a 't' (listen to the ringing tones of "Just Love Me Baby"), plus the fat horns of Andy Dummett (tenor and baritone saxes) and Jules Webster Greaves on tenor. Oh, and Ray Gelato contributes the sleeve notes and fine tenor on two tracks.
Now these guys know what it's all about - which is perhaps no great surprise as their collective experience includes the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison and Freddie Mercury right through to Solomon Burke, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Grand and Paul Lamb.
Oo-Bop-Sh'Bam is a name to watch - and a group to hear. O'vouty? Rating: 9
Norman Darwen, Blues In Britain magazine, Issue 57.
At first listen, the impression was of just another jump outfit going through their paces, regurgitating a bunch of jump r&b classics, which often works well onstage, but not to often on record. However after a few plays, I realised that we have here some seriously good musicians who have studied the idiom and, seemingly effortlessly, can replicate – or even surpass – the original versions.
Particularly impressive is the tenor playing of Julian Webber Greaves and Andy Dummett, both of whom have respectful track records in various bands.
Newcomer James Lunn plays fine boogie-based piano and another veteran musician Dave Lagnado rounds out the band on bass.
If they come your way, be sure to catch them and pick up a copy of this CD at the same time.
Tony Watson, Blues & Rhythm Magazine.
Produced by Alan Savage and Nick Taylor, this 14 piece offering is slick smooth and enjoyable from sleeve through to track 14.
The content of the album appears to be offered to certain tempo jivers and r’n’b listeners who like their covers done in an inoffensive style, I found the album to be a toe tapper.
All tacks are executed well by good musicians, with the added bonus of an appearance by the one and only Ray Gelato on tracks 10 & 12.
This is and will be a hit with jive clubs across the lands for sure as the tempos are well suited for the dance market, which is demonstrated by the number of gigs they are getting within this domain.
On the other hand, if you want to listen to some good time r'n'b you’d do no wrong by slipping this onto the Hi Fi.
Mad Rat Magazine.
"Thanks for the cd.
I was very impressed with the quality all the way thru', no let down on great rockin' R&B, Lilie Mae should make a good club jiver."
Bob Thomas, Bim Bam Records.
"I got the CD album thank you and enjoyed it very much. The production is very good and so is the material. I'm a Smiley Lewis fan and it is always good to hear "Big Mamou" and "Lillie Mae". I particulary enjoyed Tiny Bradshaw's "Breaking Up The House" (brilliant boogie woogie piano!), Roscoe Gordon's "Just Love Me Baby" and "Let 'Em Roll... For Big Joe" is a nice touch and I will be playing the latter two tracks at The Jive Ball in Letchworth on Saturday night. "Kidney Stew" is a track on the demo CD you sent me which I have already played in public two or three times. I'm looking forward to hearing Alan's "I Like To Bop" at our live show in September and of course meeting you and the boys then if not before.
Good luck and best wishes to all associated with the Oo-bop-sh'bam project.
'Strollin' Steve Ashdown, Allways Music, www.strollinsteve.co.uk
That’s is one gas of a CD you have sent me.
Who would have thought that a British band could sound like this?
Excellent stuff with the all-important vocals even better.
Good enough for Atlantic mid 50s in my opinion."
Paul Barrett, Top Promoter.
This is an absolutely great cd and I really love to play it as loud as possible"
Markus Gygax, Swiss Promoter.
Mark and the team at Planet Jive, www.planetjive.com