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Southend’s Steve Hooker has the scars to remember The Heat (punk rock ‘n’ roll 1977), The Shakers (rhythm ‘n’ blues 1982 – 1987), Boz and The Bozmen (glam rockabilly 1988) and Rumble (raw rockabilly 1994 – 1997). He also played and recorded with Wilko Johnson and Boz Boorer. Since 2004 his Stripped Down Stompin’ Band has blazed a trail across France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain and the UK. They have made their mark at significant venues and festivals including Tattooed Lady (Spain), London’s 100 Club with Robert Gordon, Rock ‘n’ Soul (UK), Walldorf Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekender (Germany), Beach Rock (Holland), Festival De la Jeunesse (France), Kustom Kulture Blast Off (UK), Secret Garden (UK), 100 Ans De Rock ‘n’ Roll (France) and headlined Paulettes (France). Since 2012 with the new line up, they’ve recorded live for BBC Radio Suffolk, released the CD Smokin’ Guitar and the vinyl single Otis Lift Me. Steve has also made a cameo appearance in the film Looking For Johnny. 2016 is looking good with this new CD and download album Duende Blues, bookings into 2017, airplay and press and new interest from Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Canada and the USA.
Tracks : Oil And Water/Long Legged ‘N’ Outta Site/Pirates Grave/Devil Took That Woman (And My Watch And Chain)/Dark Spirit Clear Bottle Blues/Otis Lift Me (Re Mix)/Toots Shuffle (Re Mix)
Musicians : Steve, Alice, G and Brian with guests Russ and Wendy