Tag Archives: The Gene Dudley Group

THE GENE DUDLEY GROUP: The Hilo Bay Halfway (2013)

It might sound like a confidence trick or a number from the South Pacific soundtrack but The Hilo Bay Halfway is actually the new single off The Gene Dudley Group‘s rather good debut LP Saturday Shifting (released back in July on Wah Wah 45s) on which the authentic sound of tropical funk seems to have been captured by the north Londoner. Does this mean Nassau’s gone Finchley?

THE GENE DUDLEY GROUP: Saturday Shifting (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★ The ‘group’ part of The Gene Dudley Group is something of a misnomer it seems, because it says here that, ‘the debut album, “Saturday Shifting”…features…[Gene Dudley]…himself on trumpet, saxophone, drums, bass, guitar and piano.” Of course, now I’ve just got an image of some bloke in a waistcoat, bowler hat and striped trousers with cymbals between his knees, a bass