Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

  • 2:00pm / April, 13th 2014
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    GE Capital/New Orleans Tech Big River Stage

Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen consist of Cleary on keyboard and vocals; Derwin “Big D” Perkins on guitar; Cornell C. Williams on bass and backup vocals; and Jellybean on drums. All of the band members, except for Cleary, were born in New Orleans.

The band is always well received, drawing large crowds of locals at classic New Orleans venues like Tipitina’s and the Maple Leaf Bar. Rolling Stone’s David Fricke wrote of the Pin Your Spin album: “Cleary can be an absolute monster on his own, but Cleary’s full combo R&B is as broad, deep and roiling as the Mississippi river, the combined swinging product of local keyboard tradition, Cleary’s vocal-songwriting flair for moody Seventies soul and the spunky-meters roll of his Gentlemen.”