UPDATE: Posted March 21, 1999

AMERICA IN THE EARLY 1950s - LONDON 1998

Music was changing, the big dance bands were breaking up, smaller combos were becoming the "in thing". Black America was finding a wilder, freer form of music. Band leaders like Johnny Otis were leading the way in this sometimes brash form of jive. In the 40's they called it Race music, but by the 50s, it was known as Rhythm and Blues, or if you were really 'hep' R'n'B. A host of female 'Blues Shouters' were coming to the forefront, it was the era of the "Big Mamas", Big Mama Thornton and Big Maybelle.

In a smoky basement club somewhere downtown, a heavy beat fills the air, honkin sax, screaming trumpet! A slick combo sways to the solid beat, these cats are really in the groove. The spotlight hits centre stage, there stands a girl who starts shouting the blues as hard hitting as the boys behind her. This is Rhythm and Blues . . . the white people of America were already calling this music by a new name . . . . Rock'n'Roll!

The style and spirit of Rhythm'n'Blues lives on in the form of bands like Red Peters and her Solid Senders. The band have been gigging since Christmas '93, their debut at the Dog & Dumpling Christmas Rock'n'Roll Party, since then things have gone from strength to strength.

They have played as far afield as Nice, Paris, Germany, Holland, Barcelona, Italy, Switzerland and even a ski resort in the Alps!! However, they have also enjoyed venues nearer home such as The 100 Club, and one of their favourite venues Maddy's Jiving Jamboree, both in London, and just to prove that Rhythm'n'Blues can go anywhere, in May 1996, they played at a private party for Princess Margaret at the Birmingham Royal Ballet. They have also had the privilege of playing both the international Rock'n'Roll Weekender at Hemsby in Norfolk, the jive weekenders at Great Yarmouth and in November 1997 were the opening act at the very first Rhythm Riot Rhythm'n'Blues weekender at Camber Sands.



UPDATE: Posted March 5, 1999

  • Newsletter March 1999

    Big Boy Bloater meets Red Peters! A new 45 r.p.m single is planned later this year featuring British Blues shouter Red Peters and Big Boy Bloater! This will contain a recording of the old 50's hit of Little Esther's called "The Deacon Moves In" and probably a self-penned track on the B side. The idea for the recording came when Red and Bloater performed the duet at the 'Rhythm Riot' R&B weekender last November. The song went down a storm so it was decided to release it! Big Boy Bloater also played guitar with Red Peters and her Solid Senders on their tour of Switzerland back in January 1999. And what a tour, 7 wild Rhythm'n'Blues shows!

    Red and Sophie Garner! Sophie Garner and her Swing Kings played live at the "Blue Dahlia" in Balham, London on Friday 19th February. Her old pal Red Peters was there to join Sophie on stage as special guest vocalist! The 2 vocalists performed 5 songs together including some close harmonies on 'Good Rockin Daddy'. This special live Rhythm'n'Blues show was a huge success, the crowd went wild! The two singers have become the closest of friends and meet regularly for dinner and hard liquor at the Apollo Bar in the heart of London's Soho area!

    Rockin out the Blues! Red Peters 10 inch L.P 'Rockin Out The Blues' is available from Hepcat Records, P.O. box 1108 Orange Co, 92856, U.S.A. Tel: 800-404- 4117. The L.P enjoyed rave reviews from around the globe! Dynamite magazine of Germany called Rockin Out The Blues "Wild Female R&B!" and described it as 100% authentic! Rockin Out The Blues was even recorded on original 1950's valve recording equipment for that cool 50's sound!!

    For more information contact:
    Flat 2, 21 Elvetham Road, Fleet, Hants, U.K., GU13 8QW
    Tel:(01252) 617923 Mobile:0370 957193
    E-Mail: RedPeters@Culshaw.dircon.co.uk




    America in the Early 1950s - Music was changing, the big dance bands were breaking up, smaller combos were becoming the "in thing". Black America was finding a wilder, freer form of music, band leaders like Johnny Otis were leading the way in this sometimes brash form of jive. In the 40's they called it Race music, but by the 50s it was known as Rhythm and Blues, or if you were really 'hep' R'n'B. A host of female 'Blues Shouters' were coming to the forefront, it was the era of the "Big Mamas", Big Mama Thornton and Big Maybelle.

    In a smoky basement club somewhere downtown, a heavy beat fills the air, honkin' sax, screaming trumpet! A slick combo sways to the solid beat, these cats are really in the groove. The spotlight hits centre stage, there stands a girl who starts shouting the blues as hard hitting as the boys behind her. This is Rhythm and Blues .... the white people of America were already calling this music by a new name ..... Rock'n'Roll!

    London 1998 - The style and spirit of Rhythm'n'Blues lives on in the form of bands like Red Peters and her Solid Senders. The band has been gigging since Christmas 93, their debut at the Dog & Dumpling Christmas Rock'n'Roll Party, since then things have gone from strength to strength.

    The have played as far afield as Nice, Paris, Germany, Holland, Barcelona, Italy, Switzerland and even a ski resort in the Alps!! However, they have also enjoyed venues nearer home such as The 100 Club, and one of their favourite venues Maddy's Jiving Jamboree, both in London, and just to prove that Rhythm'n'Blues can go anywhere, in May 1996, they played at a private party for Princess Margaret at the Birmingham Royal Ballet. They have also had the privilege of playing both the international Rock'n'Roll Weekender at Hemsby in Norfolk, the jive weekenders at Great Yarmouth and in November 1997 were the opening act at the very first Rhythm Riot Rhythm'n' Blues weekender at Camber Sands.

    In October 95, Channel 4 broadcast a documentary which traced the very beginnings of the band, and their first performance at the Hemsby Weekender - only their 8th gig!! The band has been described by Rockin Times magazine as one of the freshest and most exciting bands on today's Rockin' Scene.

    Recordings - Late in 1995, Bloat Records released the first Red Peters and her solid Senders E.P. "Real Gone", which has been a great success especially in Europe where the band has remained popular, ever since their European debut at the Sommercasino in Switzerland, back in 94. Pollytone Records released a C.D. which featured some of the bands that appeared at the Jive Weekender, Spring 1996, 2 tracks from Red Peters and her Solid Senders were of course included. The band also released 2 more tracks on the "Plan 9 from Bloats Place" L.P. In November 1997 the bands first L.P. "Rockin' Out The Blues on Crazy Gator Records, was released, it earned world-wide rave reviews! German magazine 'Dynamite' described the L.P. as 100% authentic and described Red Peters as Wild Female R&B! The story continues!


    Flat 2
    21 Elventham Road
    Fleet
    Hants
    GU13 8 OW

    Tel: (01252) 617923
    03070 957193
    E-Mail: RedPeters@Culshaw.dircon.co.uk