Please note: This newsletter is being shared with the permission of Mr. Bill Curtis.
I know you been wondering whats been happening with us. We’ve been little busy touring. I just don’t have the time to do our news letter on regular basis. But I do want share this “Round Table Talk” with Bill and the Band with you. I think most of you guys know the history of the group, but just in case, here’s the first of the series of the round table talks.
On our last tour we hit a few new places. We went back to a few of the old spots we haven’t been in years. One of which is Ronnie Scott’s in London. The last time we were there was in the late 70’s. We also hit Leicester. The last time we played there was at the Bailey’s club ( a lot of you guys don’t remember that) and stayed in the Hilton hotel. Now that goes way back! This time we played at the 2 Funky Music Cafe and we had a ball. Leicester,uk still knows how to party. One of the new spot was Oakland Hotel in Norwich uk; a great room to play and stay! We can’t wait to get back there. The spot I will never forget was the last date on the tour! You see, the North Sea jazz club canceled out and we had a day off. The Cliff Hotel in Gorleston,uk invited us to stay there and they made us feel as if we were at home. What a great place! What a scenery and awesome atmosphere ! The whole staff knows how to party. That was a night to remember!!! Thanks to all the Fatback fans, old and new ones, that came out and supported us “We love you madly”
Okay guys I’m out here. Don’t forget to tell your friends, if ever see the
Fatback Band playing anywhere and you want to have a night to remember, just go and buy your ticket early and bring your dancing shoes.
Love and Music
(c) March 2017 Bonnie Cehovet
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Fatback Band July 2016 Newsletter
Note: Newsletter shared with the permission of Bill Curtis.
Sorry about our newsletter’s. I have been very business redirecting “The New Generation of The Fatback Band”, recording and putting together a hot new show. The Fatback Band New Generation will kick off their 2016 tour in Brooklyn, NY July 7th at the Metrotech Plaza downtown Brooklyn…A free outdoor concert from 12 noon to 2 pm; all Fatback for two long hours. It has been many moons since we played in Brooklyn. I can’t wait to introduce our music to our new generation of fans in Brooklyn and see a lot of our old Fatback funkerteers. I know this maybe bad timing for a lot of you, but most of the funkerteers are retired. Come on out and get your funk on again and tell a friend.
Our concert will lay out the blueprint, musically where New School got their start from, by combining, old school with new school. Yes we will be playing all your ole time favorite hits. No show would be complete without” Do the Bus Stop, Backstrok’n, Money and I Found Lovin.”
Our band personnel have changed. Along with me…on Bass: Zack Guinn, Keyboards: James Forbes, Sax: Robert Lock. Back in the lineup singing: Isabella Gordon & a young man I know you will fall in love with, our lead vocalist and Drummer: Des Humphrey. Still holding down the Guitar spot is Darryl McAlister, along with Ledjerick Woods, Trumpet. I call them “The Young Turf”
Thanks for your time! I’m out of here, but I want tell when new members come in a band the first thing we do is jam and that what we did. The tape was running and I decided to release the raw live Jam session. Des wanted to Rap on Bus Stop and Money Oh! Oh! But that’s not the way it started! The horns wanted to do Bus Stop and Des took it over. Anyway the link is below along with a little bonus from the band “Smash That Thang up Against the Wall”
(c) June 2016