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Matty Metcalfe and Crewe d’Bayou
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Matty Metcalfe and Crewe d’Bayou has performed live at First Night Virginia, on-air at WTJU and WNRN, and on NBC, as well as numerous regional festivals and performing venues.  The band travels with a transportable sound system, an arsenal of songs (see song list below), and a groove both memorably unique and instantly familiar to fans of New Orleans music.  Come dance and sing along to “the best New Orleans-style party this side of the Louisiana state line.”
 Matty Metcalfe picked up an accordion from a yard sale at age 15 and began a journey that would take him around the world.  After hearing Buckwheat Zydeco play the squeezebox, Matty tightened his focus to Louisiana-based Cajun and Zydeco music.  With Crewe d'Bayou, Matty blends songs and styles from New Orleans musical icons--Professor Longhair, Allan Toussaint, and Dr. John, to mention a few--with contemporary explorations in jazz, Latin, and European music, creating a new sound that at once recalls the inimitable dance grooves and parade lines of Mardi Gras, but also takes the listener on a trans-continental musical expedition.
Matty Metcalfe and Crewe d’Bayou show their New Orleans roots, reinterpreting and revitalizing songs by Ray Charles, Beausoleil, and the Meters—giving each a distinctively different flavor, but tying them together with infectious dance beats and sing-along choruses. Led by Matty’s swinging accordion melodies, the band recreates the feel of Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday.  With an ever-expanding repertoire of over one hundred songs, dating back to those of Fats Domino and the early Dixieland bands, and up to present day hits--including many of Metcalfe’s original Bayou-inspired tunes--the band can accommodate any venue.

 

New Orleans Classics:
What’d I Say
Sunnyside of the Street
Bill Bailey
Hello Dolly
Five Foot Two
St. James Infirmary
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Down By the Riverside
Mess Around
Do You Know What it Means (to Miss New Orleans)
Mama Don’t Allow
House of the Rising Sun
I Got Loaded

Instrumentals:
Sweet Georgia Brown
Darktown Strutters Ball
Muskrat Ramble
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Baby Doll
Saint Louis Blues
Basin Street Blues


And…
*A Variety of Two-Steps and Waltzes
*Original Songs and Tunes
*Selections by Ray Charles, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Sam Cooke, Dr. John, the Meters, etc.

Mardi Gras Songs:
Big Chief

Mardi Gras
Iko Iko
Hey Pockey Way
My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now
Yes We Can-Can
Tipitina
Mardi Gras Mambo
Firo on the Bayou
Walking to New Orleans
Lil’ Liza Jane
Brother John
Happy Two Step
Chez Seychelles
Jumbalaya
When the Saints Go Marching In

Standards:
Stardust
Goodnight Irene
Mack the Knife
Deed I Do
Avalon
Bring It On Home
Hold On I’m Coming
Georgia (On My Mind)
Louisiana 1927
Heebie Jeebies
All of Me
What a Wonderful World
I Can’t Give you Anything but love

 

Chris Munson
20 South Productions
434-296-1600

chris@20south.net

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