Zydeco-a-Go-Go
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Zydeco-a-Go-Go

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1992 | INDIE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1992
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""a damn good zydeco band...""

“...if you didn’t read the brief liner notes on the inside cover of this CD you would think that Zydeco-A-Go-Go were native sons of the state of Louisiana and not a damn good zydeco band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...” (Paule Pachter, ZydecoRoad.com) - Paule Pachter, ZydecoRoad.com


""had ‘em dancing in the aisles!""

“hundreds of people flocked to Havanas nightclub to benefit a very worthy cause...and the popular Zydeco-A-Go-Go performed to the delight of the crowd for four hours and had ‘em dancing in the aisles!”
(JERSEY-STYLE MAGAZINE) - JERSEY-STYLE MAGAZINE


""a ripping set of Cajun rhythm & blues...""

“Zydeco-A-Go-Go keeps the energy levels high through a ripping set of Cajun rhythm & blues, 60’s soul, boogie-woogie and jump-blues.”
(THE READING EAGLE) - THE READING EAGLE


""the playing is top-notch throughout...”"

“...beefy accordion playing that recalls zydeco’s old-school...Besides staples such as Boozoo’s “Motordude Special” and Leo Thomas’ “Why You Wanna Make Me Cry,” there’s a rollicking rendition of Major Handy’s “Down On The Bayou.” Saxophonist Troy Corley let’s it scream on “What’d I Say,” Ivory Joe Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby” seduces, and overall, the playing is top-notch throughout...”
(Dan Willging, DIRTY LINEN) - Dan Willging, DIRTY LINEN


""sure to get everyone out on the floor""

“...done with craft and danceable vitality...sound overall is tight and rhythmic...”
“...upbeat dance tune appeal...sure to get everyone out on the floor...”
“Peter Gumbo’s down home vocals give the songs an amazing appeal, along with his marvelous accordion work...the entire package is very entertaining...”
(Larry Belanger AMG (American Music Guide) from Allouette Gazette) - (Larry Belanger AMG (American Music Guide) from Allouette Gazette)


""we're adding your music to our regular playlist""

“...Just wanted to let you know, I’ve got your CD and we’re adding some of your music to our regular playlist, on rotation...it’s good stuff, I’m really, really very proud of it, good work!”
(Paul Marx, Owner/General Manager/DJ at KBON radio in Eunice, LA) - Paul Marx, Owner/General Manager/DJ at KBON radio in Eunice, LA


Discography

Zydeco Dance Party 2000
Let The Good Times Roll 2008

FESTIVALS
Welcome America @Penns Landing, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia Folk Festival, Schwenckesville PA
Mellon Jazz Festival, Philadelphia PA
Riverfront Blues Festival, Wilmington DE
Bethlehem Musikfest
Anglesea Blues BBQ Festival, Wildwood NJ
Roots Ramble, Media PA
Poconos Garlic Festival, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Latrobe PA
American Music Fest, Harrisburg PA
Central PA Arts Fest, State College PA
First Nights: Binghamton NY, Montclair NJ, Doylestown PA
Great Connecticut Cajun/Zydeco Festival, Moodus CT
Snapbean Cajun/Zydeco Festival, Escoheag RI
Swamp Romp, Fraze Pavilion, Dayton OH
Mardi Gras Madness, West Palm Beach FL...

COLLEGES
Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville VA
Penn State University, State College PA
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA
Dickinson College, Carlisle PA
University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Tyler School Of Art, Temple U. Elkins Park PA...

FUNDRAISERS
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
New Orleans Musicians Clinic
Why Not Me? Foundation, Fight PLGA (Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma)
Bucks-Mont Katrina Project
American Diabetes Association
American Red Cross
Special Olympics...

PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA
Kimmel Center, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia Museum Of Art
Community Life Center, Niceville FL
Randolph County Community Arts Center, Elkins WV
Smyrna Opera House, Smyrna DE...

MUSIC NIGHTCLUBS
World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA
Mermaid Inn, Philadelphia PA
Electric Factory, Philadelphia PA
Rock 'n' Bowl, New Orleans LA...

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Bio

Zydeco-a-Go-Go, the Mid-Atlantics premier practitioners of Louisiana dance music, are bringing the zydeco party to the people. Their motto is: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! or Let The Good Times Roll! At the heart of any Zydeco-A-Go-Go song is the classic zydeco sound of accordion and frattoir (rubboard) augmented by saxophone, electric guitar, electric bass and drums. Zydeco and Cajun blues blends with vintage New Orleans rock & roll into a spicy gumbo of irresistible Louisiana dance music. Their performances feature lyrics sung in English, Spanish, Cajun and Creole French, set to a beat that keeps people dancing all night long.

Although based in Philadelphia, the group has garnered praise for its authentic Louisiana sound. When playing a gig at the legendary Rock & Bowl in New Orleans, they kept the crowded dance-floor busy, with lots of smiling faces everywhere. KBON, a popular radio station in Eunice, Louisiana (the heart of Cajun country) put the group's debut CD into its daily rotation. Music from that cd was used in the soundtrack for ABC News Earth Day 2000 that was broadcast worldwide during a segment documenting the effect of global warming in Louisiana. In other parts of the nation as well as Europe the CD has found an appreciative audience on progressive radio stations. 


And whether they're playing a large festival or a smalltown fair, a performing arts center or a block party, a bowling alley or a swanky fundraiser gala, a back-yard BBQ or one of those non-stop everybodys-up-and-dancin wedding receptions: you know it's gonna be a wild and swingin' pitch-a-wang-dang-doodle-all-night-long zydeco dance party...with everybody singing "Let The Good Times Roll!"

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contact:
petegumbo@gmail.com
215-840-6882c
http://www.zydecoagogo.com
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