Available on line or from gigs, this album is great.
REVIEW OF THE ROARING FORTIES NEW ALBUM: HOT PRESS
There Ain’t Nobody Here But us Chickens

NUNMBER 6 IN THE IRISH ALBUM CHARTS

BY COLM O’HARE

HI OCTANE CORK SWING – JAZZ
“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” This lot certainly have that swing, in spades, Inspired by the jump / swing era of the 40s (Louis Prima, Louis Jordan etc) and updated to a sound more reminiscent of a style popularised in the early 80s by Joe Jackson and his Jump’n Jive Album, The Roaring Forties blaze through a set of Jazz standards and a couple of originals with equal parts technical chops and sheer joyous enthusiasm.

Vocalist George Patterson leads the band through lively and superbly performed versions of familiar numbers such as ‘under my skin’, ‘That old black Magic’ , ‘Lady is a tramp’, Route 66 and the Gorgeous Ray Charles ballad ‘You don’t know me’.

The playing and arrangements are impeccable,
tenth anniversary celebration of a terrific outfit.

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