Filé Gumbo

Filé Gumbo


We play a full spectrum of Louisiana musical styles – Rockin’ Cajun, Zydeco Soul, New Orleans R&B, Swamp Blues, Dixieland Jazz –Mardi Gras any day of the year! It’s a Rockin’ good time for people of all ages, a party on the bayou wherever you are! We’ve been serving this musical gumbo for 20 years.


We began with a regular Tuesday evening gig at Seattle's New Orleans in Pioneeer Square that lasted 15 years. Our musical inspirations are Clifton Chenier, Fats Domino, Slim Harpo, Doug Kershaw, and all the great Louisiana stars. Unlike some bands that seem nominally similar, we play many familiar songs and don't sing in French all night or play one particular dance groove for hours on end. While this band started in March of '87, various members have musical associations going back even further than that. In fact, "the Sultan of Squeeze" - Doug Bright - debuted on KING 5 TV's King Klubhouse with Stan Boreson in November of 1958! We've been entertaining people of all ages at festivals, corporate events, community concerts, barbeques, family reunions, company picnics, weddings and such for more than 20 years now!


The Early Years: Let The good Times Roll!; Bon Ton Two Tone; Big Big Love; Mardi Gras In New Orleans; Travelin' Mood

Set List

We don't often work from set lists, because we have a huge repertoire. Our typical set lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and includes favorites from Fats Domino, plus familiar songs like "Iko Iko", "Jambalaya", "Diggy Diggy Lo"; Blues standards like "Travelin' Mood", "Got You On My Mind" and ""She Walks Right In"; Rock'n'Roll standards like "C'est La Vie (you never can tell)", "I LIke It Like That", "Hang Up My Rock'n'Rol Shoes"; Dixieland tunes like "When The Saints Go Marching In", "Little Liza Jane" and lots more. We've got way more than enough material for 3 sets.