Georgia Crawl

Georgia Crawl emerged from the 'mid life' crisis of five chaps from the Angus, Dundee and surrounding areas of Scotland in 2004. After half a dozen gigs the keyboard player left by mutual agreement and The Crawl were at least walking!

From this not unusual start The Crawl have gone on to build a solid reputation as band able to get a crowd on their feet so a good time is had by all.

In August 2011 our ever solid and reliable drummer Archie decided to get a life and at the tender age of 64, announced his retirement from the traps. We offer Archie our heartfelt thanks for all he did for the band musically as well as logistically. As well as creating the phrase 'Blues with Rhythm' he was also our web master! Thanks Archie. 

The Crawl recruited Big Wul who has brought his vast experience with many bands, to the continued pushing toward the furthest boundaries of 'Blues with Rhythm'.  

Our next retirement (a theme developing?), was Tom the Bass in the autumn of 2011. Tom had been there from day one, giving his dependable rhythmic bottom end, tied closely to Archie. Unfortunately the real world caught him out and due to life commitments had to give us the elbow. Many heartfelt thanks are offered to Tom who was at one time in charge of transport. When that was no longer possible due to his work, he promoted himself to being in charge of lager consumption.

So recruited Donald, a big man with the dexterity and attitude to contribute to The Mighty Crawl's journey to the Carnegie Hall. (Which one you may well ask. We're not saying). 

In 2015 Donald the bass departed for better things and we recruited Steely to supply the bass for the rhythm section. 

After Steely's departure in early 2016, Ranjit joined on bass in October 2016 and Georgia Crawl was back on the road with a newly revived rhythm section.

We are a four-piece 'Blues with Rhythm' band playing the classic songs of Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, through to Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles as well as our own material.

So if your taste in 'Blues with Rhythm' has driving harmonica, reverb-drenched Telecaster rhythm guitar, semi-acoustic lead guitar, with a foot-stomping back-beat, supplied by a solid bass and drum outfit then come along to a gig and get your mojo working to the sound of Georgia Crawl. You may well ask; 'who needs another blues band?' We believe our 'Blues with Rhythm' offers you the opportunity for a good time/dance and to give you an uplifting experience out of the day-to-day humdrum life can offer us all on occasion!

We have played many bars and clubs around Tayside, but also Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen as well as such festivals as The Callender Jazz and Blues Festival, Yellows on the Broom, Dundee Blues Bonanza and the Bellrock Blues Festival and let's not leave out The Bodge Fest in Stonehaven.  Other events include appearing at Dundee Rep Theatre, playing live on Mearns FM and running harmonica and guitar workshops in conjunction with Yellows on the Broom.

A typical Georgia Crawl gig will involve the audience dancing as the infectious rhythms work their wonders and people can't help but join in and share the experience.

2018 sees The Crawl going forward and playing a good selection of gigs allowing for the positive development of the rhythm section. They provide everything form a subtle back beat to rip roaring rock and roll. Great Stuff!