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Martin Bennett's Old Green River Band
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Web site: http://www.martinbennett.co.uk/
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"The Old Green River Band is one of the most exciting bands I've heard in ages. Their music could be described as 'New Orleans meets RnB'. It is quite different from any of the 'run of the mill' New Orleans-style bands, and I think few bands come closer to the true spirit of New Orleans in their music."
Peter Kings, p.e.k. Sound.

Many of the Jazz Clubs in the U.K. regard this band as the most entertaining band they have on the circuit. The Band presents its programmes with drive and dynamism, and a huge sense of musicality played by musicians of very high interpretive jazz awareness and feeling. Stage and club shows are exciting to watch as well as to listen to and any dancers present always greatly enjoy the Band's overall sense hard rhythm and controlled power.

Vocals are a strong feature, using material from a wide variety of sources, from such diverse backgrounds as the earliest of blues and jazz recordings right through country and western to popular songs, rhythm and blues, as well as some original material.

The Old Green River Band has an immediately recognisable sound of its own, a characteristic that is regularly brought to our attention by the great jazz public. We are not for the faint-hearted, nor are we for the traditionally found 'mouldy figs.' We appeal to those with a wider musical awareness, who walk the broader path and who want a band that differs most noticeably from the rest.

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Our last CD - 'One For My Baby' is an excellent example of the Band live in concert.

Our latest CD - 'Dusty Old Road' is another fine example of the band live in performance.

"This new CD by Martin's excellent and distinctive N.O.-style band was recorded live at Bradford-on-Avon jazz club in June 2007. Great jazz club-great session."
Peter Kings, p.e.k. Sound.











Martin Bennett's Old Green River Band
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