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)
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The Band

T J Cadman Guitar
Tim Corbett Vocals & Harp
Nick Vaughan  Drums
Mike Reeman   Double Bass

Tim is much admired by audiences and his peers alike and is recognised for his technical mastery of the harmonica and his powerful vocal performance


Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland
First harmonicas:
Hohner Marine Band

Previous history:
- Playing drums at school and with local band.

1996 - Late starter with the harmonica

1996/05 - Formed The Band in 1996 and have had the pleasure of playing with fabulous musicians along the way.

My Father and my Uncle for passing on their interests in Swing and Blues music to me at an early age.
For Harmonica it's got to be Sonny Boy Williamson 1 & 2, Little Walter, James Cotton, Big Walter Horton, George Smith, Paul Butterfield and the modern day masters, Rod Piazza, William Clarke, Gary Smith, Rick Estrin, Paul Lamb, James Harman, Gary Primich, Kim Wilson, Sugar Ray Norcia.
For Vocals it's got to be Sugar Ray Norcia, Darrell Nulisch and James Harman
For the Swing Style music my favourites are Louis Jordan, Benny Goodman, Lucky Millinder, Smiley Lewis, Roy Milton

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To continue to learn, play and strive to bring quality Blues & Swing to our audiences.