Boogaloo Zydeco is a show within a show, It is Saint Gabriels Celestial Brass Band gone electric as all the players are so very versatile making them one of the best New Orleans Entertaining Bands in the World. To book this great High energy Show please go to Saint Gabriels Celestial Brass Bands presskit on gigsalad and mention that you want the Boogaloo Zydeco show.
This Show offers the finest Authentic High Energy Cajun/ Zydeco Dance music loved by Dancers around the world. Authentic New Orleans and Bayou Entertainment,
Booked Boogaloo Zydeco for a last minute gig situation and Washboard Mary delivered in great style, although there were several other Zydeco bands performing up and down the street over Mardi Gras , patrons coming into the venue every night all exclaimed how great and energetic Boogaloo Zydeco was compared to all the other acts they had seen and heard. They brought it for five nights 4 shows a night. We have already asked them back for next year. A good time was had by all. I highly recommend this band for anybody looking for some great danceable Zydeco and Cajun music.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
Boogaloo Zydeco Brings the Partee to the Party every time, Infectious High Energy Cajun/Zydeco/ Swamp Boogie Dance music at it's best, will keep the party going till the Gators come home. At home in any kind of party situation, they come to please the audience, Better bring your Dancin' shoes nobody sits still when Boogaloo Zydeco plays, and NOBODY doesn't Like Boogaloo Zydeco. Great repertoire of Dance music to satisfy everyone young and old. Waltzes, Two Steps, a Little Country, a Little Blues and a lot of Zydeco.
Boogaloo Zydeco comes self contained for most local engagements, and are easy to work with professional musicians and entertainers who appreciate the folks that hire them for their events and always strive to make the events musically special for everyone.
Dwight Carrier & Mary Goulding have a lifetime of experience pleasing crowds on the Cajun/ Zydeco Circuit.
Tom "Back Beat" Wiggins: also the Band Leader and Drummer added the Boogaloo Zydeco Show, as a high energy specialty show within his Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band, The Most popular Big New Orleans Brass Marching Funeral and Mardi Gras Band West of Nawlin's. This incredible merge of Brass Band and Zydeco is the Only Such Show of it's kind. The two bands often perform on package shows for Fairs and Festivals and the interaction is always magic for the audience.. Totally ensconced in New Orleans and Louisiana music, Tom keeps a large Cajun Zydeco family of the best players and entertainers in California. Tom always wears many Hats, from Drummer, to Manager, Producer, Promoter, and has 50 great years experience in the music business.
Mary Goulding: Accordion, Washboard and Vocalist. Born in Klorksville, Louisiana, early days started Singing in the Church Choir, migrated to California, and of course joined another Church Choir, She loves to sing, and singing is her passion, Took some time off to raise a family, then was given an Accordion and a washboard, fell in love with them and has been playing them ever since 2009. Performed since 2009 with Henry Clement & the Gumbo Band at many Mardi Gras events and Fairs and Festivals around Northern California, Mary also performs with Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band when invited, since 2012.
Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier is one of the finest Accordion Players on the Cajun Circuit with great personality and vocals a real high energy performer alongside Washboard Mary making for one of the best Zydeco Shows in California, Dwight is also an accomplished recording artist the two of them drive Boogaloo Zydeco at a fast pace to keep the dancers moving.
Additional Booking Notes
We are easy to work with and adapt to most situations easily, usually come to small events self contained technically, For a big festival we use the Venues P.a. System, Stage, and backline equipment if provided.
P.A. needs: 3 vocal microphones, 1 Di box for Accordion, and one microphone for Washboard on boom stand microphones as and if necessary for drums.
Past Booked Events
|November 05, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Pty Mill Valley, Ca|
|September 17, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||N.O. Concert/ White Barn, St. Helena, Ca.|
|August 20, 2016 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding/Walker Healdsburg, Ca.|
|August 13, 2016 • 9:30pm - 11:55pm||Empire Club Mardi Gras Pty, Durham, Ca.|
|August 13, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding/Thompson/ Durham, Ca.|
|August 06, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Bthday Pty Clements, Ca.|
|July 30, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||Mardi Gras Concert Walnut Creek, Ca.|
|July 24, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding/ Elk, Ca.|
|July 04, 2016 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Laidley Independence day Parade S.F.|
|July 04, 2016 • 9:00am - 11:00am||Independence Parade Orinda Ca.|
|July 03, 2016 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Pvt Pty/ Fasoli, Redwood City|
|June 26, 2016 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||NASCAR Race /Sonoma Raceway|
|June 15, 2016 • 10:00am - 11:00pm||Graduation Stuart Hall School S.F.|
|May 27, 2016 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Wedding Davis, Calif.|
|May 18, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Mardi Gras @ City Club S.F.|
|May 01, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||N.O. Funeral San Francisco, Ca|
|December 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Mountain Terrace Woodside, Ca Wedding w St Gabriels|
Band plays all the standard Cajun / Zydeco Dance Tunes, as well as some Originals.
Jambalya, Turn on your Love Light, Lil Sistah, Twisted, Hello Josephine, Boogaloo Zydeco,
|Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier||Vocals / Accordion|
|Tom "Back Beat" Wiggins||Manager/ Drums/Washboard/|
Influences & Inspiration
Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chennier, Chubby Carrier, Dwayne Dopsie, Beauselois, Doug Kershaw, Queen Ida, Al Rapone, Lisa & the Zydekats, Andrey Thierry, Zydeco Flames, Gator Beat, Frenchie Burke, The Bayou Boys, Swamp Fever, The Gumbo Band, and others,
We generally come self contained with everything we need.
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