Larry Love Show Band feat. Alabama 3
7th May 2016. 8.00pm
£10.00 from Cavern Pub
Fronted by Alabama 3's favourite son, and dancing with the
devils of poetry, blues and gospel with equal disregard for all. 'Originally devilish, and devilishly
original'. The bands line features 3 members of Alabama 3; Larry Love (vocals) Rock Freebase (guitars) Harpo
Strangelove (harp) Fiddle D;Amour (violin).
Alabama 3 Toured the u.k. in December 2015 selling out venues such as The London Astoria and
Manchester's Academy 2.
The Band also known for having one of their songs "Woke up this Morning" used for the theme tune
for U.S.television gangster series "The Soprano's" and an appearance on the soundtrack
to the Cameron Diaz/Ewan McGregor movie "A Life Less Ordinary" under take a small venue tour in
May under the name "The Larry Love Show Band".
The Larry Love Show Band (which is made up by members of Alabama 3) often support themselves (Alabama 3)
on their own tours.
This small venue tour will see a more intimate laid back approach to their set but still with the
attitude and originality that has made this band one of the U.Ks most original acts for years.
Alabama 3 are the genre-bending creation of a motley crew of underground club veterans based in Brixton,
London. They were formed around singer/songwriter Larry Love (b. Robert Spragg), a native of South Wales.
Spragg began working as a DJ in the late 80s, and recorded Mahalia, a gospel techno record released under
the Shed moniker, in the early 90s. He began working on the Brixton scene with Piers Marsh, whose
experimental sampling of blues music helped formulate the newly named Alabama 3's sound. The loose
collective played several sets in Northern Italy and Brixton, and soon began to attract a loyal following.
The One Little Indian Records' subsidiary Elemental signed the group for the UK and European markets in
January 1996, while Geffen Records snapped up the US rights in September. The singles "Ain't Goin' To
Goa" and "Woke Up This Morning" followed in November and spring 1997 respectively. They
served as an excellent introduction to the band's heady fusion of traditional American popular music forms,
including country, gospel and blues, with contemporary dance music grooves. An appearance on the soundtrack
to the Cameron Diaz/Ewan McGregor movie A Life Less Ordinary provided further valuable exposure for their
uneven debut, Exile On Coldharbour Lane.