HARRY & THE HOWLERS
It’s 1959 and the leather clad greaser in the corner has just kicked the jukebox into life with the heel of his boot. A rich, powerful voice fills the diner, the raw tones of Miss Wanda Jackson, the first lady of rockabilly, make the hips sway and the people jive, one by one the inhabitants pair off and dance in a tribal celebration of sweaty, forbidden rock and roll.
Years later, in 2017 the older but still incendiary Wanda (fresh from collaboration with Jack White) would remark upon hearing Miss Harry Jordan’s cover of her classic “Let’s Have A Party” …What a voice!”
Similar reactions have been garnered by everyone hearing her recordings or witnessing her live performances along with her band of pirates “Harry and The Howlers”. Comprising Michelle Dawes, Kris Hill and Toby Smith. Very much a band of 2017, but with an image harking naturally back to the classic days of fifties calendar glamour, their sound is a force of nature, a radio friendly barrage of good times and primal energy, with tales of Hellfire, bad women and the equally bad men that are their eternal opposites.
This show sold out at The Dark Horse last time but we wanted to bring this show to you in a more intimate environment this time. This show should sell out quickly.
First 50 tickets sold at £6