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Mike Badger and the Shady Trio- Live at the ‘Diamond Jive’ Tulse Hill, London. Fri 14th Sept 2012
Viper Exhibition (Collage and Abstract Paintings) at The Penny Lane Gallery, Penny Lane Liverpool 18 from 19th Oct to 18th November.
The La’s ‘Open Your Heart’ on the Mojo CD (October 2012)
‘Lucky 13‘ the new album by ‘Mike Badger & The Shady Trio‘ will be available from May 2012. A Limited Edition of 200 Vinyl look CD are available NOW
Mike Badger and The Shady Trio- Lucky 13
‘ true to his transatlantic passions – less Merseybeat jangle, more the saloon-shaking styles of, say, Carl Perkins or Johnny Horton. There’s a loose-limbed vibrancy to Shake It Up!, which comes across as a long lost Gene Vincent foot-tapper.
his innate understanding of the form means he’s superbly adept at aping the sounds of his heroes, liberally sprinkled with anglophile humour, such as his paean to double-decker buses, Routemaster 59. Badger never makes the mistake of taking himself too seriously, wringing laughs out of One Minute I’m Sober (Then I Got A Hangover) and the Zen skiffle of Heading For Tibet In My Cadillac.’ – Terry Staunton- Record Collector May 2012
You can view the ‘Whisperin and Hollerin’ review HERE
Mike Badger & The Shady Trio – Another Christmas Carol ‘Musically bright, poppy and immediate with nods to both Merseybeat and gritty, Eddie Cochran-style rock’n’roll, ‘Another Christmas Carol’ is a wholly straight-up account of the modern day festive season. Mixing a healthy dose of Scouse realism (“it gets earlier each year/ you argue with your missus and forget your festive cheer”) with wit, humour and optimism’ – Whispern’ and Hollerin’ December 2011 (Available on iTunes and as a limited edition vinly look CD)
Rounding off the evening was veteran rockabilly artist Mike Badger. He was backed by The Shady Trio, which featured members of The Loose Moose String Band. Wearing a black shirt and dark rimmed glasses, Mike charged to the stage with his acoustic and held the crowd’s attention by playing a powerful set. By now it was a full house. The trio of electric guitar, double bass and shuffling beats recreated the classic sound of fifties rockabilly and provided the perfect backdrop to Badgers vision. Needless to say Mike and the boys brought the house down, ending the night on a high note.
© January 2011 – Stuart Todd
Lost La’s Breakloose (1984-1986)
‘timeless and instantly evocative, the earliest La’s material shows they were on to something from the start’
Jamie Bowman (The Word Magazine 2010)
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