The headliners of the night  The Bonedaddys have a residency at this sweet & sassy club, but not sure how long it will last. This was the first time I got a chance to see them, even though my blues buddy Al Factorman has ranted & raved about them! If you have not seen this band, you need to turn that ‘wrong’ into a ‘right’ and GO SEE THEM!!! They are bad to the bone, Daddio. You dig what I’m sayin’? These cats are cool & happening!

Seven men make up this band. I did not get all of their names, but I was told that they have been together in different configurations for 35 years! The sole original member is percussionist Mike Tempo. Now, when I say percussionist, I am possibly talking about any instrument ever used in that capacity throughout the ages. This man is SO eclectic & eccentric & exceedingly exciting to watch and hear! His stage persona & personality is shockingly amazing & unique.

A high energy, lively, fun, danceable set was executed by a bunch of men that take great delight in what they are doing. It was a party. A dance party. A party to celebrate life & music! Laced with comedic over & undertones, they exalted the audience into a high degree of joy & happiness!

It was like watching professional jugglers with 7 objects in the air or like watching Cirque du Soleil! Even when I was dancing, I was still watching the visual antics of eavvghh

The headliners of the night  The Bonedaddys have a residency at this sweet & sassy club, but not sure how long it will last. This was the first time I got a chance to see them, even though my blues buddy Al Factorman has ranted & raved about them! If you have not seen this band, you need to turn that ‘wrong’ into a ‘right’ and GO SEE THEM!!! They are bad to the bone, Daddio. You dig what I’m sayin’? These cats are cool & happening!

Seven men make up this band. I did not get all of their names, but I was told that they have been together in different configurations for 35 years! The sole original member is percussionist Mike Tempo. Now, when I say percussionist, I am possibly talking about any instrument ever used in that capacity throughout the ages. This man is SO eclectic & eccentric & exceedingly exciting to watch and hear! His stage persona & personality is shockingly amazing & unique.

A high energy, lively, fun, danceable set was executed by a bunch of men that take great delight in what they are doing. It was a party. A dance party. A party to celebrate life & music! Laced with comedic over & undertones, they exalted the audience into a high degree of joy & happiness!

It was like watching professional jugglers with 7 objects in the air or like watching Cirque du Soleil! Even when I was dancing, I was still watching the visual antics of each of the men. These are highly talented men and deserve to be performing at festivals bringing laughter & love to audiences!

With 3 back-up vocalists the harmonies were a flowin’ in this diversified set of African, funk, blues and just all around good time music. If you live anywhere near Woodland Hills (maybe 100 mile radius) then hop on your segway, strap yourself to a drone, helicopter in and drop in by parachute or just drive a vehicle to see this band. https://www.facebook.com/thebonedaddys/

ch of the men. These are highly talented men and deserve to be performing at festivals bringing laughter & love to audiences!

Yep, a crime was committed last night and if you weren’t there, that was a crime in itself. So happy to have witnessed these two outstanding bands with my own eyes, ears & dancing feet!! I am one lucky girl!! the bluezy redhead

With 3 back-up vocalists the harmonies were a flowin’ in this diversified set of African, funk, blues and just all around good time music. If you live anywhere near Woodland Hills (maybe 100 mile radius) then hop on your segway, strap yourself to a drone, helicopter in and drop in by parachute or just drive a vehicle to see this band. https://www.facebook.com/thebonedaddys/

Yep, a crime was committed last night and if you weren’t there, that was a crime in itself. So happy to have witnessed these two outstanding bands with my own eyes, ears & dancing feet!! I am one lucky girl!! the bluezy redhead

by Evelyn Hayes / Write off Room Facebook Groop

The Bonedaddys, are L.A.’s original “Worldbeatniks” (since 1984) and one of the very first American bands to be described as Worldbeat. The Bonedaddys still take a “wide stance” stylistically, and claim influences ranging from Charles Ives to Burl Ives and much in-between; with the common musical denominator being a fun, dancable party ambience. The Bonedaddys were formed in Los Angeles by percussionist Michael Tempo and the group’s sprawling, ever-changing roster would variously include singers Kevin Williams, King Cotton, Billy Sheets, Gregg Sutton and now Kaspar Abbo.

Their album debut was in 1988 with A-Koo-De-A!, (although they had earlier written and recorded a song about Bo Diddley with Bo Diddley on vocals and guitar; which was not released until a shortened version of it appeared on their CD “Garage Sale.”) After “A-Koo-De-A!” The Bonedaddys subsequently issued a series of albums including “Worldbeatniks”, “To Jam Is Human, to Gig Divine”, Jungle/Jungle, and Garage Sale. The Bonedaddys have now released their 6th album “waterslide.” The all original songs on “waterslide” are designed to move butts of all persuasions and feature soulful vocals by front man and tunesmith Kaspar Abbo and King Cotton (named after Elvis’ favorite brand of bacon) who are accompanied by the twin guitar attack of Marcus Watkins and Phil Gough, with Jay Work on saxophones and propelled by bass (Rick Moors), drums (Casey Jones) and percussion (Mike Tempo.) The 13 grooves on “waterslide” are a merry-go-round of styles and range from funk, rock, blues mambo, soca, Latin, rock-steady and psycho-billy two-step to an afro-surf twang meets spaghetti-western instrumental. “waterslide” is a gumbo stirred up in light refracted through a prism called Los Angeles. For The Bonedaddys, Worldbeat has come full circle to include an expression of American roots music.