Betty and The Bootleggers

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Last Show: Wednesday 4 th April 2018

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Vintage Rhythm & Blues straight out the 1950's presented by Betty Wilde and her band The Bootleggers. Infectious rhythm and an authentic sound celebrating the very finest of the R&B, Blues and Rock and Roll legends of the mid-century.

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Betty and The Bootleggers are an authentic 5 piece Rhythm & Blues band hailing from London. The band consists of Betty Wilde on vocals the fabulous backing band on Guitar, Sax/Harmonica, Drums and Double Bass. Powerhouse, Betty Wilde, is influenced by the femme fatale collective of the 1950's Rhythm & Blues and Blues legends such as Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Big Maybelle, Mary Ann Fisher, Big Mama Thornton and Varetta Dillard as well as Howlin Wolf, Little Richard (fatale in his own deadly way) and the queen of Chicago Blues Koko Taylor. This eclectic mix of artists feature in their sets guaranteed to keep your feet stomping, hips and arms swinging all through the night until the early morn! It’s not to be missed.

Betty Wilde (vocals)

Matt Hanson (guitar)

Dave Longman (drums)

Oliver Joss Lee (double bass)

James Godden (sax/harmonica)