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Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls (UK) – European tour 2020 – 2021

Do. 10. September @ 19:30 - 22:00

Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls

European tour 2020 – 2021

Jo Carley and The Old Dry Skulls combine the voodoo rhythms of 1930’s ska and the blues with old-timey vaudeville cabaret. Music that makes people wanna shake their bones!

Dedicated to the subversive, the world of Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls is dark, animated and unusual. Seeking to amuse and draw the audience into an underworld filled with wonder, the macabre and the imagination they combine elements of Vaudeville, Skiffle, early horror films, early ska, calypso, old-timey country, and the Blues. This trio play a unique hybrid of early 20th Century music infused with dark Cabaret.

The driving force is Tim’s One-man-band set-up with Kick-drum, hi-hat and guitar while Jo’s sweet melodies tell terrible things. This is made even more bewitching as she switches from fiddle to mandolin to washboard. They are joined by James Le Huray on double bass and banjo.

New album ‘Shake Them Rattlin’ Bones’ out May 2019 on CD and LP. Nine tales that lure you between the cracks of reality and take you downtown to the underworld, where the hobos and down and outs are up to no good, jug bands hustle for change on poor man’s corner, zombies walk the night and the Voodoo Priestess rules all…

For fans of C.W. Stoneking, The Tiger Lillies, The Dead Brothers, Wilmoth Houdini, Screamin Jay Hawkins and Wanda Jackson

“…a steaming broth of cabaret, blues, ska, Vaudeville, voodoo and skiffle. Horror stories are the main course, with a side orders of sex, trouble, and all-night parties” – Hans Werksman – Here Comes The Flood

“…riffs and rhythms, stomp and tap, crazy woman on vocals you find yourself waiting for her to cast a spell on you” – Alan Pearce – Blues Matters Magazine

“…Het was een avond vol zombies, ratelende botten en wil je wat gedaan hebben, dan kun je Jo Carley even aanspreken, maar deze voodoopriesteres vraagt wel een hoge prijs. Het werd een heerlijke bezwerende show waar lustig met magische liedjes werd gestrooid.
Het zijn liedjes die een heerlijke retro feel hebben, de spanning erin houden, maar ook nu en dan een flinke lach op gelaat toveren. Prachtig zijn ‘Shake Them Rattlin’ Bones’ en na het creepy ‘Wolves’ met sterk banjo spel van James Le Huray en het oudere succesnummer ‘Dance ‘Til You’re Dead’. Dat gebeurde gelukkig niet, maar een bijzonder goed, sfeervol en fijn optreden van Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls leverde een juichende ovatie op en de hoop dat deze band toch gauw weer Noord-Nederland aandoet.” –

“…riffs and rhythms, stomp and tap, crazy woman on vocals you find yourself waiting for her to cast a spell on you” DR. EADNIGHT – Blues Matters Magazine

“A spooky slab of backwoods punk, mixed with medicine show huckster and old timey roots music. JCODS make deliciously devilish sounds. Something wicked coming this way. Highly recommended” – Folkcast

“That nailed it, good stuff. Left of field stomper. A wonderful fusion of trad, old timey, New Orleans Voodoo Queen ” – Mike Harding / Mike Harding Folk Show

“London Junkyard Punk or Punk-yard London Junk?? Multi genre, non specific, absolutely great. Its brilliant!” – Punky Radio

“Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls were a joy to behold. Rooted firmly in a bygone era when Voodoo and Black Magic were rife, the audience were all spellbound by the performance and its originality” Adrian Blacklee – Blues Matters Magazine (UK)

“… a creepy-mischievous touch. Sarcasm is no stranger to her. It seems as if she predicts hell in such a way that you have to laugh about it” – (Belgium)

“… a wonderfully enchanting show where magical songs were scattered.” – (Netherlands)



Do. 10. September
19:30 - 22:00
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