The Zydeco Diamonds have a musical pedigree and collective history in Zydeco music which spans over 20 yrs.
Featuring top musicians, well respected as some of the finest exponents of Cajun and Zydeco music outside of Louisiana.
The Zydeco Diamonds are focussing on a more traditional old school style of Zydeco, moving away from the modern ‘hip hop influenced sounds which have become mainstream in Louisiana dance halls today, instead embracing the older unique sounds and irresistible grooves of a sometimes forgotten golden age of Zydeco, whilst adding their own fresh spice and flavour to the mix.
The band have been influenced and inspired by musicians such as Corey Ledet, Jeffery Broussard, Cedric Watson to name but a few. These young Louisiana musicians are very much looking back to their Creole heritage and roots, re-discovering and re-popularizing the musical style passed down from generations before, and adding a fresh contemporary flavour which is once again packing the dancehalls of Louisiana and beyond.
The Zydeco Diamonds deliver irresistible, funky, foot stomping high energy Zydeco dance music, pure and simple, loud and direct, from your head down to your dancing feet.
Accordion – Gavin Lewery
Drums – Andy Watson
Guitar – Kev Torne
Bass – Rob Hill
and special guest Harold Guillory on Rubboard