Ricky Cool and his band The In Crowd are hitting Chester this week.

The highly respected and highly sought after rhythm and blues musician brings his extremely talented band to Alexander’s Live on Saturday, May 21 as part of his Flamingo Nights Tour.

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The band deliver an eclectic mixture of ska, rhythm and blues, bluebeat, and rock ‘n’ roll, along with Ricky Cool’s signature style, to generate a unique sound that produces a great throwback to the music scene of yesteryear. They also fill out their set with a combination of both well loved covers and exciting new arrangements.

Ricky Cool himself is a seasoned veteran of the blues scene, with more than 30 years of experience. Exploding on to the scene in the 1970’s with his band The Icebergs, Cool was one of the first musicians in the UK to play swing style rhythm and blues with a western swing.

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Since then, he has become renowned for delivering a professional, enjoyable and exciting show with a number of bands throughout his career.

He was a part of Robert Plant’s original Honeydrippers lineup, he helped nurture the talents of critically acclaimed r’n’b artist Mike Sanchez as part of his group The Big Town Playboys and he even toured with Billy Connolly for a short period of time.

Tickets are £4 in advance or £5 on the door, with the option of a pre show dinner for £24 (ticket included). Visit www.alexanderslive.com or call 01244 401402 for tickets.