The UK's King Salami and the Cumberland Three head to New York in December for three shows plus a live appearance on WFMU's Three Chord Monte!
This is London’s greatest and most sensational Rhythm’n’Blues-Punk band. And this is a band that truly represents London, being a mongrel mix of Caribbean, France, Japan,Wales and the newly-arrived sax man from Mexico. (I know that adds up to five but that’s irrelevant!) With a repertoire influenced by many of the great songs of the ’50s and ’60s made to sound fresh and new to modern ears, you won’t be able to help but move your feet when the Cumberland Three are blasting out of your speakers. The King howls like Screaming Jay Hawkins with Bo Diddley chasing his coat-tail whilst Andre Williams tries to offer up some of his bacon fat, and the Trashman do the Surfin' Bird behind him. This is a man that never stops shakin’ and twistin’ and groovin’. The Cumberland Three (former members of punk rock bands, including The Parkinsons) rock up a storm with their own branded mix of vintage rockabilly, desperate rock’n’roll and stomping soul, with fire, energy, gusto and, above all, fun! Their numerous vinyl singles and their debut album have sold like the proverbial hot cakes and their latest offering "Cookin' Up a party!" is sure to do the same. This is an old fashioned singles band, one that puts out one seven inch after another, all designed, and guaranteed, to get you dancing like a madman – and both sides of their new long playing platter are sure to do the same, with one hit record coming one after another.
The band has played pretty much everywhere in Europe, plus Australia and Japan, and more recently in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Wuhan, and elsewhere from big cities to rural villages) and have shared a stage with the likes of the Standells, Pretty Things, Trashmen, and the Mummies, to name a few. Indeed, so well regarded are they by the titans of rock’n’roll and rhythm’n’blues that they have a record coming out soon on which they share the grooves with the legendary Andre Williams! Whether on stage or on record this is one of the most exciting bands in rock’n’roll right now – they are guys who know what it takes to make you move. Equal parts rock'n 'roll and soul, with a healthy dose of blues and rockabilly and a good bit of punk rock attitude, whether you’re at a club show or in your living room you won’t be able to help yourself from shaking and shimmying. You can bet your bacon that they're gonna be cookin’ up a party at your house too!
Dec 12: Bowery Electric, NY with The Recordettes, The Jay Vons, The Electric Mess, DJ Tony LoFi
Dec 13th: Taping at WFMU for Three Chord Monte
Dec 13th: Grand Victory, Brooklyn with Les Envahisseurs, Swingin Neckbreakers, Dj Tony LoFi
Dec 14th: Don Pedro, Brooklyn with Les Envahisseurs, The Othermen, The A-Bones, Dj Tony LoFi