SQUEEZEBOX BOOGALOO

SQUEEZEBOX BOOGALOO

Upbeat Cajun and Zydeco music from the Bars of Bourbon Street, New Orleans to the Bayous of South West Louisiana.
Eat, drink, dance and have a great time - it's party Mardi Gras time.

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney-based Cajun / Zydeco Band gigging since 1999 with extensive pub, party and festival experience.

Gigs include Wagga Jazz and Blues Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival, The Basement, Golden Sheaf, Bald Rock, Botany View Hotels, Spring St Social, Ruby L’otel, Miss Peaches Soul Food Kitchen, The Little Guy plus Birthday and Wedding gigs

Or for the way SqueezeBox Boogaloo does "Eating out in New Orleans"

 

Lets go down to the Mardi Gras

or Tous les temps en temps - every now and then I see my little woman

 

Perfect for New Orleans / Mardi Gras / Fun times parties and functions

As Paule Pachter from a U.S. based website wrote “Anybody that thinks that great cajun/zydeco music only emanates from Louisiana only has to listen to "Take You Everywhere" by Squeezebox Boogaloo. Accordionist, Geoff Tofler has spent the past thirteen years nurturing his passion and musical skills after being significantly influenced by artists such as Geno Delafose and Wayne Toups. When he returned to Australia he set out to form him own zydeco band. And if "Take You Everywhere" is the end result, than this transplanted New Englander has succeeded big time. Of the thirteen tracks featured only three are wonderful covers of material by Keith Frank "Have Mercy," Clifton Chenier, "Tous Les Temps En Temps," and Jazz Legend Edward 'Kid' Ory "All The Girls Go Crazy." The rest of the tracks represent some outstanding original material that's peppered with the rhythmic influences of Buckwheat Zydeco, Terrance Simien and Beau Jocque.

“Fool for you” on their second album “Map to your heart” describes “Madame Laveau, the voodoo queen, who sprinkled in secret three drops of rum”. The band also sings about Amazon Annie – the voodoo woman down in New Orleans.

Song Repertoire includes:   Iko Iko,  Mardi Gras Mambo,  Down to the Mardi Gras,  Crawfish Mama,  Jambalaya,  Walking to New Orleans,  Snake Bite Love,  No more Dreaming,  I want to play with your Poodle,  Living in the 21st Century,  I'm Walking,  Crawfish Mama,  Down to New Orleans,  Hot Tamale Baby,  Hot Opelousas Night


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