Lowdown Hokum Orchestra
One of the best acts you never heard of. “Brilliant” - Clothesline Magazine
The Lowdown Hokum Orchestra play some of the most foot-tappingly good-time music you'll find this side of Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans. The band boasts jazz royalty in singer Nichaud Fitzgibbon; country, cajun, honky-tonk maestro Andy Baylor on guitar and fiddle, Dire Straits and Black Sorrows alumnus Paul Williamson on saxes and clarinet; everybody's favourite double bass player (John Butler, Ross Hannaford to name but two), Howard Cairns; Melbourne's busiest blues drummer, Tony Martin. The band is led by award-winning songwriter Doc White who plays guitar, mandolin and shares vocal duties with Nichaud. The band easily crosses genres but is firmly in the roots music camp. Country, western-swing, blues, jazz, smokey Louisiana swamp all creep into a typical Lowdown Hokum set.
Playing Times AJ&OL - 9-10pm LHO - 10:30 - 12am