BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB's in New York City before it's demise in 2006. CBGB's was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave, where the real Blondie first kicked off their career.
Bootleg Blondie has played the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club and the Hammersmith Palais in London, The Electric Ballroom, Eric's in Liverpool, and have opened up for amongst others The Undertones, Slade, Bad Manners, The Beat, Heaven 17, Toyah, Hazel O'Connor, Tony Hadley and can be seen at all the major venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.
Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and are officially endorsed by the band. Debbie Harry got in touch in 2006 when she heard they were playing CBGB's in New York City to wish them good luck with their show and when Clem Burke, Blondie's charismatic drummer, found out that Bootleg Blondie were making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged for them to meet him to sign their bass drum skin. Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t.shirts with more holes than t.shirt! Debbie's pride & joy is her guitar which she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie band members.
Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart's musical film 'Oliver'!
Slim Chance are a brilliant live band, whose members are all fine singers, musicians and showmen, playing an amazing array of instruments. The band is known for its pioneering use of fiddles, mandolin and accordion.
Recently, the Huffington Post described the band as 'the real deal', an 'organic multifaceted collective' 'raising the roof' at one of their regular London gigs. before he went on to pursue his unique musical vision with Slim Chance. Since then, the release of the film, 'The Passing Show', the 2004 concert at the Albert Hall with Pete Townshend and Paul Weller, and more recently, the re-release of classic Slim Chance material by Island/Universal Records, have led to a resurgence of interest in Ronnie Lane's music and the band, Slim Chance.
Their set includes a host of as well as original tracks from their new album "On The Move" which is getting rave reviews in all the top music press.
Geno Washington is still the ultimate 60s soul man enjoying cult status in soul, blues and RNB scenes, mainly due to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer.
A contemporary of Georgie Fame, The Small Faces and Jimi Hendrix (all of whom were his support acts back in the day), Geno is as electrifying today as ever, a force of nature and a genuine joy to behold.
In 1980 'Oh Geno!' was a massive UK number #1 hit for Dexys Midnight Runners. Vocalist Kevin Roland based the song on his memories of Geno's gigs, when club land used to echo to the chants of Geno! Geno! Geno!
Geno Washington & The Yo Yo's feature members of the super tight Ram Jam Band, playing a blistering set of pared down street soul, RNB and house rockin' blues.
Always ready to rock the house, the king of the swingers Geno Washington is the incarnation of all things 60s. Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, all will have a great time when the good time guru gets his army of fans on the good foot! The old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high.