Cable Street Rag Band
The Cable Street Rag Band, based in Limehouse London, are old-time, hot jazz, ragtime, swing and blues specialists. The band, a five piece, features Ewan Bleach, Dakota Jim and Louisa Jones (Whiskey Moonface). They play the music of The Washboard Rhythm Kings, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams, Sidney Bechet, Jelly-Roll Morton, Lucille Bogan, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, The Harlem Hamfats,The Memphis Jug Band, and more.
Ewan Bleach, the leader, is a clarinettist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s & 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny.