George Kilby Jr, of New York City and Anniston Alabama has brought the sounds of New Orleans to stages all over the world with his 7-piece Mardi Gras revue. In addition to many NYC and New York State performances, the band has appeared in Kerry Ireland (2012), Stockholm Sweden (2011), and Jackson Wyoming (2013). The group has appeared for three years running in the mountain town of Lake Placid NY on Mardi Gras weekend.
Each member of the Revue has a long and colorful history in music. For instance, Pam Fleming tours the world with Hazmat Modine; Bruce Martin is percussionist/keyboardist with Talking Heads spin-off band, The Tom Tom Club; Neil Thomas was part of New York City Zydeco pioneers Loup Garou, and toured with Blues Traveler, and the multi-talented Lily White has toured with Jazz great Jimmy McGriff. In the “West of the Mississippi” version of the band, bassist Andy Calder has worked with Larry Coryell and DJ Logic.
Kilby’s Southern roots have always been part of his sound; and his yearly salute to Mardi Gras has found him leading this powerhouse band for 17 years running. His Fat Tuesday gigs in Brooklyn and Manhattan have been voted “Best Mardi Gras Party in NYC” several times.
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