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


   
   
   
 

Born:
Chatham, Kent,  England
 
First guitar:
A secondhand Spanish Acoustic guitar with nylon strings bought for 10. Strings quickly changed to Rotosound electric 11's.

Previous history:
Over 30 years playing in various bands including The Steve Allen Blues Band, 50's Rock n'Roll band 'Mick's Bunch', a spell on the Function Band circuit and the band Blueshift.

Inspirations:
Could fill a book with these which initially started with Eddie Cochran,  Buddy Holly then on to Leadbelly, Lighthing Hopkins, Rolling Stones and this opened the door to Muddy Waters and Jimmy Reed. Currently listening to T-Bone Walker, Alex Schultz, Junior Watson, Jimmi Vaughan.

Equipment:
Click here to read about T J Cadman's classic musical equipment.

Ambition:
To bring this style of Blues and Swing to the masses