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Fri, 03 Nov



Malted Shake Presents: Jo Carley & the Old Dry Skulls

Jo Carley and The Old Dry Skulls combine the voodoo sounds and syncopated rhythms of the blues, but uniquely delivered with an old timey vaudeville twist. It’s music that makes people wanna come down and shake their bones!

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Malted Shake Presents: Jo Carley & the Old Dry Skulls
Malted Shake Presents: Jo Carley & the Old Dry Skulls

Time & Location

03 Nov 2023, 17:00 – 22:30

London, Arch 46, Ropewalk, Maltby St, London SE1 3PA, UK


About the Event

Jo Carley and The Old Dry Skulls (UK) are a band like no other and will be bringing their Voodoo Vaudeville Blues on tour to the UK and Europe in 2023.  The music takes influence from early vaudeville blues acts such as Victoria Spivey via Cab Calloway, Wilmoth Houdini and Wanda Jackson, but adding a creepy and theatrical twist that echoes Dr John and Screamin Jay Hawkins, all with an upbeat dose of old timey rock n roll, skiffle, calypso and a 1930's vibe.

They've got stories of deals with the devil, demons in love, witchdoctors, ghosts, ghouls, journeys to the deepest jungles and other exotic adventures that are all told using sweet melodies and syncopated sounds. The whole show is led by voodoo queen of England Jo Carley as she takes the audience on a journey to Voodoo Island, telling tales of the strange happenings and even stranger characters. Backed by her song-writing partner and husband Tim Carley, a man of considerable size who plays “syncopated rhythms to shake your soul” on a beaten up archtop guitar, kick drum and rattlin’ shoe, with fellow fiend James Le Huray providing the final ingredients of the spell, in the shape of double bass and banjo.


  • Advance Tickets

    Advance tickets are on sale up until midnight of Nov 2nd. If any tickets are left after this time, they will be available on the door for £15 (plus card processing fee)

    +£0.33 service fee
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