The Dr Teeth Big Band
Fronted by 6'6" Chicagoan Stephen 'The Doctor' Steinhaus, the band play a high energy mix of jazz and blues designed to get the audience jumping and twisting.
Reformed Chicago bouncer Stephen 'The Doctor' Steinhaus came to the UK to study Shakespeare, but ended up forming the Big Band instead.
They've been touring the UK, Europe and the States ever since, specialising in Boogie, Jazz and Blues.
Their shows are designed to get everyone up and dancing, with a combination of their own original material and dance band classics like 'Minnie The Moocher' and 'Lady Is A Tramp'.
"By the end of the evening they had most of the crowd squeezed onto the dance floor enraptured by the performance. We couldn't get them to stop… or the crowd to leave!" - Reading Real Ale and Jazz Festival, 2008
"The eight-piece Doctor Teeth Big Band have been established for over seven years now, and they set out to re-create swinging, jazzy, rhythm and blues/jumpin' jive music. And boy, have they succeeded!" - Brian Hill, Madrat Magazine, UK
"Stand-out track for me is 'Spread A Little Love & Get High' - a three-minute-plus track that would have hit single written all over it if the charts opened up once more to real music played by real musicians." - John Howard, UK Rock (Review of Rhythm Is Our Business)
"Reputedly the only UK to take the blues back to Chicago and blow them away - I can see why." - Steph Webber, Monkey Magazine, UK
Grants & Accolades
Sepiachord.com Song of the day ('One Woman Man')
The Doctor Teeth Big Band is a UK Trade and Investment 'Passport to Export' Company
Association of Independent Artists (Chicago) Band of the Month (May, 2007)
Recipient of Birmingham Development Directorate Creative Feasibility grant, 2007.
You can listen to all the latest music from across the two counties on the Friday Session, every week from 7pm, on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
last updated: 17/01/2009 at 16:05
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