Tom ‘Spats’ Langham’s Hot Fingers


We are delighted to present once again Tom “Spats” Langham who is no stranger to the club but never before have we had the pleasure of his own ensemble, Hot Fingers take tunes from all eras and of all sources and give them their own, unique treatment, but what is more important, vital even, is that they do not lose the essence and they do it with soul and respect. The band consists of Tom “Spats” himself, who hails from Gloucestershire’s own New Orleans, Stow-on-the-Wold, on banjo and guitar, Malcolm Sked on bass and tuba, multi-instrumentalist Danny Blyth and by vocalist Emily Campbell completes the line-up.

They play everything from Fred Astaire to Sonny Terry and Brownie Magee with a couple of numbers from Broadway musicals thrown in. All the tunes are played beautifully with wit and aplomb and are held together by their unique style which is similar to that of the Bonzos, the Temperance Seven, Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band and others, many of which Spats and other trio members have played with.