Interview with Stephen Steinhous of the band The DrTeeth Big Band
Written by Clay on December 5, 2013
Come down on Saturday, 21 December to Leamington LAMP for the official farewell gig for Warwickshire jump-jive/rhythm-and-blues stalwarts The DrTeeth Big Band.
Having toured all over the UK (RoyalAlbert Hall, 100 Club, Jam House), Europe (Sildajazz Festival, Marbella Jazz Festival) and The USA (Hard Rock Cafe, Chicago, Jumpin’ Jive Club, Milwaukee) and shared the stages with everyone from Chas and Dave to McFly by way of the Count Basie Orchestra and King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, The Teeth are ending things in their own way in Leamington.
Frontman and expatriate Chicagoan Steve Steinhaus (who lives in Leamington) explains: “We got the idea when we played The Olympics. We were on the Hyde Park stage and we came off after the encore and thought… This is it… This is the pinnacle. We felt we could finish the band on our own terms while reflecting back on our successes and the good times.
“Nobody plays the mix of originals and covers that we do, the mix of styles (swing, boogie, rock, ska, soul) we play, with the energy and fun we bring to it. So, the LAMP gig is going to be a party, a celebration of the music and the band and a culmination of a year and a half long process to bring things to a proper, poetic end. It’s gonna be a hell of a show!”
Saturday 21st December at 8.00pm.
Tickets £7.50 / £4.00 (under 25) from 01926 886699 or www.leamingtonlamp.co.uk
LAMP Riverside off Adelaide Road Leamington Spa CV32 5AH