Handsome Al & the Lookers with Emma Davis
July 18, 2015 · 8pm/ $8
Handsome Al and the Lookers are just getting started as a band, but each member has been at it for many years. Dave Y and Alan most recently with the “Chicken Fried Blues Band,” Emma with “Big Mama E and the Cool,” Richard not so recently with “Nantucket” and “BJ Thomas,” Dave M with Al in “The Heaters” and also in “The Stormchasers.” Boils down to this … the guys can play and the girl can sing. Have a listen … it’s all in the music.
Emma Davis – vocals
Alan Heckle – guitar, vocals
Dave Youngman – keyboard, sax, guitar, vocals
Dave Masson – bass, vocals
Richard Gates – drums
EMMA: I am a Raleigh, NC native. I have been singing in bands since high school, but Big Mama E and the Cool has been my long term passion project. I am very happy to get the chance to sing some of my favorite music – which is R&B, Soul, and the Blues. Oh, and I also sell craft beer, so life is pretty good!
ALAN: I have been playing guitar all my life. I’ve played in a blues band called The Heaters. We played a lot of our own material as well as The Thunderbirds, Charlie Musselwhite, and many more. I listen to all kinds of music and appreciate all kinds of music. I lived in Texas for several years and worked with Smokin Joe Kubek, Bugs Henderson and many great players. Ed King and I played together back in the early seventies and Ed is still a good friend. I love Danny Gatton, and Robben Ford .
DAVE: Grew up in NYC … started piano at 8, clarinet at 11, sax at 14, guitar at 16 and flute in my 20’s. Went to the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan. Got drafted after college and played clarinet and sax in the army band. After the army, played all over the Southeast in the 70’s… Played with Adele Foster band, Space Heaters, Mr. Sticky, Chicken Fried Blues Band.. was too many to mention. Lately I’ve been leading my own jazz group, working with my wife Lola on vocals….