THE ROARING Forties
cork, County Cork
Ireland best loved swing band formed in 2003 now producing their own songs, this is an introduction single from their new album wear the fox hat part 2. a five piece band with great musicians and a completely original sound. love it or die.
REVIEW OF THE ROARING FORTIES NEW ALBUM:
There Ain't Nobody Here But us Chickens
NUMBER 6 IN THE IRISH ALBUM CHARTS
BY COLM O'HARE
HI OCTANE CORK SWING - JAZZ
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" This lot certainly have that swing, in spades, Inspired by the jump / swing era of the 40s (Louis Prima, Louis Jordan etc) and updated to a sound more reminiscent of a style popularised in the early 80s by Joe Jackson and his Jump'n Jive Album, The Roaring Forties blaze through a set of Jazz standards and a couple of originals with equal parts technical chops and sheer joyous enthusiasm.
Vocalist George Patterson leads the band through lively and superbly performed versions of familiar numbers such as 'under my skin', 'That old black Magic' , 'Lady is a tramp', Route 66 and the Gorgeous Ray Charles ballad 'You don't know me'.
The playing and arrangements are impeccable,
tenth anniversary celebration of a terrific outfit.