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We are a five piece. We play Jazz, Cajun, Blues, Country and even a little Southern Rock with a New Orleans feel and love varying the rhythms to include ska, rumba, samba and calypso. In fact we go wherever the music takes us so long as it's south of the Mason-Dixon line. We have a few self pens but are mainly covers. We are based in East London and have done local gigs but would love to spread our wings a little.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 27 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
55 years


The music of New Orleans from the Jazz clubs to Congo Square. We like to think of ourselves as Swamp Jazz and then some. We have an eclectic mix of jazz standards, blues, Cajun as well as Latin rhythms and even Caribbean influences.

Members Of Band

Drummer - Dick
Bass guitar - Chris
Vocalist - Anne
Guitarist - Tony
Accordionist - Orsolo


Own PA including monitors, mikes and stands. Plus enough leads to knit a jumper!



Past Events

Osborne Road E7
The 20th anniversary of this amazing community event. Join The Forest Gators for a rocking set from the Crescent City.

Private party for our bass player who hits the big 70 in April. New songs for an old boy!

That time of year again to light the Christmas lights. Join us for a cool Cajun Christmas.

Redbridge Green Fair Music Club presents Showcase night Cranbrook Castle Tennis Club St George's Road, Ilford, IG1 3PG
An infectious mix of New Orleans, Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco and Rock for your listening, foot-tapping and, who knows, even your dancing pleasure?!

Really excited about this one! We've been asked to play Arch 1 Unit 1, West Ham Arches
Cranberry Lane
E16 4BJ
So cool to be playing for Robert, come on down for some stomps from the swamps!

The Forest Gators opened this event for Redbridge Music Lounge in Valentine's Park's walled garden. A lovely end to the summer season. Roll on Autumn.

The Forest Gators were thrilled to be asked to play for this private birthday party. We are always happy to do your events - just ask

Number 8 Forest Gate Emporium Sebert Road, London, E7 0NQ is hosting a Summer Fun Day in the Woodgrange Marketplace outside the shop this Saturday. The Forest Gators will be there from 12pm-1pm to fill the market with music.
Another great day in the sun.

The Forest Gators open the Forest Gate Festival, Osbourne Road E7.
A long established street festival, great stalls, great food and of course great music. Be a part of it.

St Stephen and St Nicholas Catholic Church, Manor Park E12 are holding a community day after the 11am mass. A good chance to be a part of this friendly and open community.

Fairlop Waters, Forest Road, Barkingside IG6 3HN (10 mins walk from Fairlop Station on Central Line – Hainault loop). Performance Area: ‘The Boathouse’ Bar Patio overlooking Fairlop Waters

Another great afternoon of music with our hosts Redbridge Music Lounge. Come on down for some stomps from the swamps!

Ken Aston Square, 140 High Street Fulwell Cross Barkingside IG6 2EA
The Forest Gators are pleased to be part of the Redbridge Midsummer Music Fest. Two days of great music, we are playing from 1.15pm.
Come and celebrate the summer with us and some good stompin' tunes

The opening summer event at Woodgrange market place Sebert Road E7, opposite Forest Gate Station. Stalls , food, craft beers and good good music provided by the Forest Gators. Dance your way into summer.

A one-day festival, featuring the best in acoustic blues and roots music, set on a former farm in the gorgeous Essex countryside.
Creeksea Place Barns, Creeksea Lane, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8PJ 01621 786503 www.parlourcafe.com
We may well be the opening act on the main stage. Got a good rocking set with plenty of dance numbers and a great new accordion player. Come and join the fun.

Its time to light the Christmas lights at Woodgrange Marketplace E7 and the Forest Gators will be there to make sure it goes with a swing.
Join us for an hour of jazz, Cajun and good old rocking numbers from the heart of the Louisianan swamps.

The Forest Gators are playing the Coppermill in Walthamstow E17. Come for a night of cool tunes from the Louisianan swamps to the East End marshes. Jazz, Cajun, blues and a little old fashioned rock'n'roll.