Geno Washington: The King of Cool in Concert

Luton Library Theatre


Rock Artist Management presents


Always ready to rock the house, the King of the Swingers, Geno Washington, is the incarnation of all things '60s!


Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, are all rendered incapable of having a bad time, when the "Good Time Guru" gets his army of fans on the good foot. The old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high and this barnstorming live show promises to offer nothing less; never letting up in intensity or excitement and delivering the goods every time!


Geno Washington is a genuine full-on cult hero... a legend on the 60's Soul scene. He enjoys such status on the Soul, R&B and Northern Soul scenes, due to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer. He is electrifying on stage and his love of performance (and of life!) makes him an inspiration, a joy to witness, and one of the greatest frontmen from the latter half of the 20th century. Geno had two of the biggest selling U.K. albums of the sixties and amazingly both of these were live albums.Hand Clappin, Foot Stompin, Funky-Butt... Live! was in the U.K. album charts for 48 out of 52 weeks in 1966. Incredibly, onlyThe Sound of Music andBridge Over Troubled Watersold more copies in the UK that year... a fact that is a clear testament to Geno's awesome ability as a live performer who connects with his audience.


Customer Notice: There will be use of strobe lighting in this performance.


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  • Friday, February 8, 2019

Luton Library Theatre

Luton Library Theatre opened in 1962 as a lecture theatre before gradually changing to a traditional entertainment venue with 256 seats and two side aisles.

The Theatre began to build up a programme of amateur and professional drama, film, music of all types and children's events. In fact a pretty long list of events that covers almost every taste!

All of this continued through the sixties, seventies and eighties. During the nineties the seating was changed to a more modern style and colour with a centre isle with a slight rake. This meant the amount of seating had to be reduced to the current capacity of 238.

In the late nineties and early noughties, there were more changes both fabric and technical makeup of the Theatre. This brings us up to 2009, when the Library itself closed for a major refurbishment. Some improvements were made to the front of house and bar areas of the theatre, plus the introduction of a new cafe.

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