It’s a big fat welcome to Captain Redeye and the Hoods who are making their debut for Jive Party at the Rivoli Ballroom this August. (Please note it’s the 4th Saturday in August not the usual 3rd Sat).
Forged in the gin-joints and speakeasies of Leeds in early 2001, Captain Redeye and the Hoods are purveyors of highly-refined vintage Gangster Swing, taking a heavy influence from the bands of the 1990s swing revival such as Royal crown Revue and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Musically ‘the Hoods’ serve up a heady cocktail of styles and genres, buy valium from high-octane jump-jazz, through hip-shaking swing, to finger-poppin’ rhythm and blues, all with a dash of Latin thrown in for good measure. Much of their inspiration and playlist is drawn from the golden Hollywood era of the 1930s-50s and features old favourites from artists such as Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, and Ray Charles, as well as original compositions and rock and pop reinterpretations, all delivered in the Hoods own hard-swingin’ style.
Check them out for yourself at the band’s website.