gentleman tim & the contenders - Authentic
                  1950's west coast swing & chicago blues

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"True devotees of the West Coast Swing & Chicago style Blues. This high energy outfit delivers all the time with the combination of powerful harp & vocals, classy guitar licks, and a slick rhythm section that are guaranteed to kick up a storm." (Ain't Nothing But The Blues Bar - London Soho)
Design : Tim Corbett


Gentleman Tim & The Contenders are firm favorites at Sydenham Blues Club and it's clear to see why ! Cool , slick, rhytmic and professional, what more could you want. They never fail to please and put on a great show. Customers love them and they have a great following. One of the best bands on the circuit that's why I book them regularly.
( Sydenham Blues Club, Grape and Grain Pub, Crystal Palace. )

"Serious blueswailin' action"
(Metro Magazine - London 2005)

Festival crowd pleasers for three festivals now... it's a pleasure to welcome back this London outfit. Chicago-style Rhythm'n'Blues... hot, sweet and rockin ... just as it should be! Wailing harmonica and measured vocals from front man (and ex-Tipperary exile) Tim Corbett is well supported by swinging guitar, pumping double bass and holding all these guys together is dynamite shuffling backbeat! A house-rockin' outfit that delivers every time... high energy harp and vocals, classy guitar licks and a smooth rhythm section will kick up a storm... so put on your dancin' shoes, 'cause this crew mean business.
(Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival - Cork Ireland 2005)

Well done to Gentleman Tim Corbett and The Contenders, a great Classy Gig by one of the UK’s finest bands!
(Blues At The Farm, Essex 2005)

I have to say that this bands first gig at the Farm caused quite a stir; you will probably remember them as the Borroway Blues Band. They gave one of ‘The’ performances of the year and I hope that you will come and see this band and see for yourself!
(Blues At The Farm, Essex 2005)

"Classy Harp Led Blues"
(The Three Pigeons, Milton Common)

"Swinging Chicago Blues at it's best"
(The Station Hotel, South Nutfield)

"Fireworks in the Harp Department"
(BB's Blues Club, Merton)

"Some powerful Harp work and vocals from frontman Tim Corbett and his dynamic band. This is a harp player who has to be sneaking up on the inside lane to be coming recognised by a wider audience."
BB's Blues Festival, Merton Abbey Mills, Aug 2002 - Bill Smith (Blues in Britain)

"Getting guests in the party mood the band kicked off the festival with music that would entertain thousands over the weekend"
(Spraoi Festival, Ireland)

"Harpmeister Tim Corbett bring his West Coast Swing and Chicago Blues Sound to remind us of when rhythm met blues. It sounds right,....It feels right....... You know the rest."
(Cafe Doolally, Hampton Court)

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