Saturday, 4 April 2015

Devon date for Geno Washington reports the Western Morning News

The legendary American R&B and soul singer, Geno Washington, is to perform in the West Country later this month. 

Geno Washington first came to England in the 1960s with the US Air Force and he soon found himself jamming with local bands in East Anglia as a result of his love of blues and soul music. Eventually he started performing in London and was a sensation when performing with Georgie Fame and Zoot Money at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho. 

He joined the Ram Jam band in 1964 and soon went on to become its front man. The band became popular with the Mod movement and in 1980 Dexys Midnight Runners released a single ‘Geno’ as a tribute to Washington. 

The Ram Jam Band never went away and in the last 10 years have been performing constantly to old and new fans. 

Geno Washington is a genuine full-on cult hero… a legend on the 60’s Soul scene. He enjoys such status on the Soul, R&B and Northern Soul scenes, due to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer. 

He'll play at Exeter Corn Exchange on Friday 17 April. 

Tickets are available now, call 01392 665938 or online at: - 

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