British blues band the Okey Dokey Stompers were formed in Dagenham, Essex, England, in September 1992 from the ashes of the Corn Beef City Blues Band and the Impossibles. Comprising Stevie ‘Young Blood’ Cook (lead guitar), ‘Automatic’ Nick Nichols (vocals, harp), Gary ‘Reverend Coco’ Choules (bass), Johnny ‘Boy’ (keyboards) and ‘Marky’ Mark Ward (drums), members had also taken part in gigging bands such as Big Joe Louis, the Hoods and Night Prowler. Of these former incarnations, the Impossibles earned the greatest notoriety, as finalists in the Best Of British Blues competition sponsored by Banks Brewery in 1990/1. As the Okey Dokey Stompers the band played a shattering 400 gigs in their first two years, with a sound located somewhere between Texas and west coast rhythm and blues. A strong following for their energetic live shows led to the recording of a debut CD, Dangerman Blues, which was distributed by Hot Shot Records.
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