Sunday 25th January
Suddenly everyone is talking about Tipitina and their new CD. “Debbie Jones sings superbly on this sizzling collection of blues-tinged songs. A tipped jazz outfit, Jools Holland will love them” [What’s On]. “Debbie Jones is as sultry as a night downtown, Justin boogies like there’s no tomorrow. An album with its heart and soul deep in New Orleans. Glorious” [The Mail] “Instantly recognisable, Tipitina are really on to something” [Paul, Jones, BBC Radio 2]. “New Orleans music is like an underground stream that rises to the surface every now and then. It happened for Fats Domino in the 50s, Dr John in the 70s, The Neville Brothers and The Meters in the 70s and 80s and for our own Jools Holland. I bet that Tipitina will be the next”. [The Guardian]. “A remarkable CD which conveys the steam-heat of a New Orleans night, a Bourbon Street bar. An exceptional singer, a tremendous blues, boogie and rhythm & blues pianist. A spectacular achievement.” [The Jazz Rag].
"I found the album hugely entertaining and I would hope that Tipitina do very well out of it." - Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2.... .. .."Vocalist Debbie Jones is as sultry as a night downtown, while Justin Randall's piano boogies like there's no tomorrow." - JD, Sunday Mercury Newspaper.... .. .."Debbie Jones, has a rich, soulful and very expressive voice, well suited to the material. The authentic-sounding soloing of Justin Randall shows a mastery of the various New Orleans piano styles and there is also invigorating solo input from the saxist and guitarist." Bob Weir, Jazz Journal.... .. .."...the striking voice of Debbie Jones dominates, but special mention must be made too of moments such as Justin Randall’s boogie tour de force on the fast rocking Breaking Up The House." Chris Yates, Jazz Rag Magazine.... .. ............