- David Lalljee
- Titch Walker
- John O’Neill
- Nick Singer
- Tom Briers
Performing a heady hot jazz mix of rambunctious rags, swinging blues and gorgeous melodies from the 1920s, Doolally Tap’s infectious energy and outstanding musicianship continue to win them fans wherever they play. Led by ace trombonist David Lalljee and early jazz expert/sousaphone player Tom Briers, their exuberant live performances recreate all the original frolicsome fun and energy of the prohibition era in true New Orleans style. Not to be missed!
Drawing inspiration from Crescent City musicians like King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, as well as the “second line” bands that they came out of, Doolally Tap’s music evokes the true spirit and energy of the prohibition era.
The band has made a splash on the London vintage circuit, performing at venues like The Nightjar, Wilton’s Music Hall, The Candlelight Club and The Ditch, winning over audiences everywhere with their infectious, toe-tapping rhythms and irrepressible live show.
Doolally Tap even added their own particular kind of glamour to the world of Hollywood when they played for the world premiere of Dermophoria (2014), a film set in New Orleans and starring Ron Perlman aka Hellboy. Another foray into the big screen universe saw them appear in the short movie Melvin (2015), filmed at the world-famous Pinewood Studios.
The band features a classic vintage New Orleans line-up of trombone, trumpet, clarinet, banjo and sousaphone, as well as the velvety crooning of trombonist David Lalljee and the brilliantly gnarled vocals of banjoist Nick Singer, whose love affair with this music stretches back sixty years.
Made up of some of the finest musicians in London, members of the band have played with Madness, Jimmy Somerville, Death in Vegas, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ken Colyer, Mike Daniels, Martine McCutcheon, Paul Weller, The Divine Comedy, DJ Yoda and Kym Mazelle.
Everyone should go a bit doolally sometimes!
- Concert Duration:
- approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)