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Genre: Blues/R&B, Dixieland, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Soul/Gospel, Swing

Website: http://www.sonicbids/natsimpkinshenrismith


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Get ready for a party! Bon Temps Roulez!
The Nat Simpkins/Henri Smith Band is hot, spicy gumbo that will always satisfy your appetite for a good time! This band will have you singing, dancing, and clapping to the beat in no time at all! Bandleaders Nat Simpkins and Henri Smith are two of the most talented and versatile musicians to ever step on a stage together. Simpkins’ bluesy “Texas Tenor” sax is a perfect compliment to Smith’s rich bluesy baritone vocals. Their exciting stage show is a rich gumbo with many spicy ingredients. Together they present all the flavours of New Orleans including swing, funk, brass band-second line, R&B, hard bop, Latin, Blues, and Calypso. Henri’s singing style is reminiscent of Lou Rawls and Johnny Hartman and Simpkins’ tenor from the tough Texas Tenor school of King Curtis, Gene Ammons and Stanley Turrentine. Recently they performed on Good Morning America as part of the Mardi Gras coverage. They have appeared at nearly all of the major venues in New Orleans including Tipitina’s, Sweet Lorraine’s, the Red Room, and the House of Blues recently they have appeared at the World Trade Center and Bob’s Southern Bistro in Boston as well Cecil’s Jazz Club in New Jersey and the Annual lester Young tribute concert at St Peter’s Church in New York City. They are ready to share their talents and positive energy with the world.