A really great evening in store upstairs in the Anchor Arts Centre
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Shorty Tom and The Longshots

A really great evening in store upstairs in the Anchor Arts Centre

Doors open 7.30pm

Free Entry with suggested minimum donation of £5.

Our Jive Class will be in attendance as will many others from the area, so a great evening of Music and Dancin' for all

Reverend DJ Boogie will be spinning a few toons between sets

Shorty Tom & The Longshots is a Hillbilly & Roots Rockabilly drumless trio formed in Toulouse (southwest of France) at the end of 2012 by Thomas (The Doodads), Dominique (John, Jack & Jill - The Doodads), and Bruno (King Size - John, Jack & Jill - Hula Trio - Da Gous Ket Ramblers - Carl & The Rhythm All Stars, to name but a few).
Their musical influences range from Al Ferrier to Hank Williams, Sr., and include the likes of Jack Guthrie, Mack Banks, Maddox Bros. and Bill Carlisle.
They cut their teeth in bars and at local festivals of the southwest, acquiring a certain reputation, and, in July 2013, opened the famous Summer Jamboree in Italy, sharing the bill with Mike Sanchez.

They spent 2013 on the local concert circuit- a tour strategy that allowed them to fine tune their repertoire, strengthen their stage performance, and gain stature on the European music scene.
This year, Shorty Tom & The Longshots will perform at the RnR Jamboree (Paris region), where they will share the bill with the Tinstars; the Rave On! Rockabilly Club (Barcelona area), presented by Kike Hayride; the Rock n Roll City Jamboree Donaueschingen (Germany); the Hoorn Rock'n'Roll Sunday (Holland); the Hultsfreed Hayride (Sweden); and the High Rockabilly (Spain). To be sure, the 2014 European tours mark the beginning of a long and successful adventure!
The group has already made plans to release a 45 rpm single, and, eventually, full length album.
Shorty Tom & The Longshots?
Who are they? And what makes them so special? Well, there's only one way to find out! Come and see-and *listen*- for yourself!
Shorty Tom & The Longshots?
Don't delay-or you'll miss this opportunity to experience a musical phenomenon that won't last! After all, Shorty is going to grow up fast. Very soon, he'll be known simply as Tom!
Shorty Tom & The Longshots. Can there be a more perfect trio? Tom's signature vocals are backed up by the unique playing style of Tom himself on rhythm guitar, Don on double bass, and Bruno on guitar/ steel guitar.
But wait! The trio is going to fetch themselves a fourth rascal (a fiddler?)-and you will have missed the boat! Namely, their own brand of rural Rockabilly and down-to-earth Hillbilly music that aims to hit the town rough and hard!
So there you are, folks! A flash of music (songs are all too brief at 1minute, 20 seconds)! And a hot time in the old town tonight! Guaranteed!



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Shorty Tom and The Longshots