Alleycats

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Alleycats - Rockabilly Rock ’n’ Roll Doo Wop Live Act in London

Alleycats Short Info

The Alleycats are a full-on six-piece band that covers the whole range of 50's style rock'n'roll, including Rockabilly, Jive and Doo-Wop. They are based in SE London, but travel all over to wherever someone needs a good band to dance to ! Because getting people dancing is their mission in life ! They look good, sound great and have more experience on the rock'n'roll scene than most !

The Alleycats are a 50's style rock'n'roll band based in SE London. They were formed in 1998, but have had quite a few changes since then. Only surviving member of the original four piece line-up, Drew Spikes, seems to have accumulated a motley collection of old mates from previous bands to make up the current six piece line-up.

Johnny, Drew & Butch all used to be in Yakety Yak together back through the 70's, whilst Drew & Mick used to be in Sonny King & the Sons Of Swing in the early 80's. Paul Kent on drums joined just over two years ago, but has become an integral part of the band. The band's last regular piano player, Rusty Lupton, was made an offer he couldn't refuse by the Kingcats several years ago, but he has been popping back for 'guest' appearances and to complete the band's latest CD, 'Up To Scratch !' Otherwise the Alleycats draw upon a small selection of the cream of rock'n'roll pianists, most notably Claire Hamlin or Jamie Rowan, with Dan Edwards (ex Alleycat and now with Big Boy Bloater) occasionally dropping back in.

The Alleycats are a full-on six-piece band that covers the whole range of 50's style rock'n'roll, including Rockabilly, Jive and Doo-Wop. They are based in SE London, but travel all over to wherever someone needs a good band to dance to ! Because getting people dancing is their mission in life ! They look good, sound great and have more experience on the rock'n'roll scene than most !

The Alleycats are a 50's style rock'n'roll band based in SE London. They were formed in 1998, but have had quite a few changes since then. Only surviving member of the original four piece line-up, Drew Spikes, seems to have accumulated a motley collection of...

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Past Gigs Alleycats

  • 11 | 2016 Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2NL The Sutton Arms
  • 11 | 2016 Down Hatherly, Gloucstershire GL2 9QH Jive-45@Dowty Sports & Social Club
  • 11 | 2016 Redhill, Surrey RH1 6HP The Old Chestnut
  • 12 | 2014 Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9DY Fakenham Community Centre
  • 12 | 2014 High Street, Bean, Dartford, Kent DA2 8AS The Black Horse
  • 11 | 2014 160 High Street South, Dunstable, Beds LU6 3HS Dunstable United Services Club
  • 11 | 2014 61 Melford Road, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1JS The Bay Horse
  • 11 | 2014 18 Beresford Square, Woolwich, London SE18 6AY O'Connors
  • 11 | 2014 12 Station Approach, Earlswood, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6HP The Old Chestnut
  • 11 | 2014 40 London Road, Strood, Kent ME2 3PA The Coach & Horses
  • 10 | 2014 Jackmans Community Centre, Letchworth, Herts SG6 2NL North Herts Rock'n'Roll Club
  • 09 | 2014 Broadway Lane, Cirencester, Gloucs GL7 5UQ Hoburne Cotswold Holiday Park
  • 08 | 2014 Marsh Lane, South Molton, Devon EX36 3HQ Riverside Caravan Park
  • 08 | 2014 Mill Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR31 9QR Cherry Tree Holiday Park
  • 07 | 2014 18 Beresford Square, Woolwich, London SE18 6AY O'Connors
  • 07 | 2014 366 Rochester Way, Eltham, London SE9 6LH Rochester Way Club
  • 07 | 2014 Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1AG The Oiler Bar
  • 07 | 2014 14a Hickman Avenue, Chingford, London E4 9JG Chicken Shack@Venue 92
  • 07 | 2014 Loughborough Americana International

Discography Alleycats

  • 2014 Up To Scratch ! Album | APM
  • 2003 Alley Palais Album | APM

Media

  • Video Alleycats - Born & Raised I...
  • Video Alleycats - You're Humbuggi...
  • Video Alleycats - Boogie Woogie C...
  • Video Alleycats - Everybody's Try...
  • Video Alleycats - Sweet Mama Mae ...
  • Video Alleycats - Last Train Gone

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 1998

Members

  • Johnny Valentino lead vocals/rhythm guitar
  • Drew Spikes lead vocals/bass
  • Mick Murphy lead vocals/lead guitar
  • Butch Evarts tenor sax/vocals
  • Jerry Bart drums
  • Rusty Lupton piano/vocals