With their own unique funky twist on classics old and new, The Govans are taking audiences across the north west by storm, leaving crowds and venues demanding a return performance every time.
The band is made up of three cousins, Tommy (acoustic guitar/vocals), Jimmy (bass/vocals) and Danny Govan (drums), and Em Jo (on alto saxophone). Things are going very well for the outfit – currently in the process of recording a 4-track demo at Talent Pools own in house studio (which is due for completion mid September), the band are balancing their busy live schedule whilst writing original material of their own.
Following well received live appearances, it is safe to say that there is simply no similar act on the North west scene. The Govans mix songs of varied styles, from 60′s classics right through to modern day chart hits, and present them in their own unique, tightly performed yet groove filled style. Audiences also respond well to the group’s “mash-ups” of well known favourites which are a staple part of the set. And what could be more testimony to the band than securing regular residency slots at venues such as The John Gilbert (Worsley), The Bleachworks (Dunscar), The Original Bay Horse (Horwich), Hogans of Hale, The Gallery (Formby) and The Seven Stars (Harwood), which The Govans fit in along side their other commitments performing at weddings, parties and corporate events.
If you wish to see what all the fuss is about for yourself, The Govans are performing the following live dates:
Fri 24th – John Gilbert, Worsley.
Sun 26th – Original Bay Horse, Horwich.
Sat 8th – Bleachworks, Dunscar.
Fri 21st – Gallery, Formby.
Fri 28th – John Gilbert, Worsley.
There are also a number of private bookings
where you may be lucky enough to see The Govans.
The Govans would also like to suggest that anybody who is interested in up and coming talent in the area should check out The Toni James Band.
Article by Colin Liptrot.