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Balham Alligators


This UK roots band played a manic mixture of rock ‘n’ roll, Cajun, country and R&B. The initial line-up came jointly unintentionally at London’s Hare & Hounds pub in 1983, when accordionist and pianist Geraint Watkins (b. 5 Feb 1951, Abertridwr, South Wales) was became a member of by drummer Kieran O’Connor (d. 1991), guitarist Gary Rickard, fiddle participant Robin McKidd, and bass participant Arthur Kitchener (later on replaced by Pete Dennis). They performed inspired shows at pubs and celebrations throughout Britain and European countries, even though onstage mayhem was generally fuelled by prodigious alcoholic beverages intake and hardly contained friction between your music group members. Pursuing O’Connor’s drink-fuelled demise in 1991, the experienced program musician Bobby Irwin was brought in to the line-up. ex-Chilli Willi AS WELL AS THE Red CHILE PEPPERS bass participant Paul Riley (b. 3 Oct 1951, Islington, London, Britain) also provided fresh impetus towards the music group, who continued to record the more-focused Gateway SOUTH. Watkins can be an in-demand program musician that has played with lots of the biggest brands in UK rock and roll music, including a stint in Mickey Jupp’s Wire Attorneys and Willie And THE INDEGENT Boys with Costs Wyman and Paul Rodgers.

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Music Songs Allons Rock 'n' Roll, Balham Two-step, Gotta Have Money, Alligators Grinning, Sacre Bleu, Cajun Walk, Oh Siobhan, Scotland / Allons à Lafayette, Fine Fine Fine, What've You Got to Lose?, It's My Own Business, Feel Like a Fool, Hobo Blues / Balham Two Step, Hey-ho, Ho-ho, Johnny B Goode, Bayou Teche, If the Swamp Don't Get You, Oh Marie, Tennessee Blues, Six Days on the Road, Let's Dance, Big Bad Dog, I Don't Wanna Be in Love, Malheureuse, Diggy Liggy Lo, Honky Tonk, Hobo Blues, Big Mamou, Little Liza Jane, Let's Go to the Hop, I Don't Want to Be in Love, Sugar Bee
Albums Life in the Bus Lane, The Balham Alligators, Bayou-degradable

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