THE COSIMO MATASSA PROJECT: London-based rhythm ‘n’ blues band paying homage to legendary New Orleans producer Cosimo Matassa and the artists who passed through his studios.

The entire project is born out of a genuine love for the music and a desire to summon up the sheer joy that pervades all of Cosimo’s recordings. Playing tunes by well-known artists from that era such as Fats Domino and Big Joe Turner, the band also like to unearth lesser-known gems by the likes of Smiley Lewis, Dave Bartholomew and Tami Lynn, as well as throwing in some original songs.

“These guys are just knocking ’em dead over there in the UK, and it does our hearts good to see them out there acting as ambassadors of all things New Orleans – hey, they even have their own hot sauce!” (