1 part infectious enthusiasm
1 part vintage hot club jazz
1 part modern songwriting
1 part hot picking swing
Shake with ice and you’ve got The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League.
The GATL plays jazz originals. Modern songs under an old-time facade. It’s music your granddad would listen to, if your granddad was a time-traveler from 2050 with a hankering for vintage cocktails and hot jazz. It’s hot, infectious, and emotional. Kind of like that on-and-off relationship you had in your early twenties, but a lot more grounded.
Six years, five albums, and hundreds of shows have honed GATL into a finely tuned machine— greased with whiskey, regular exercise, and a taste for wheels on pavement. Keep a weather eye out. They might be in your town soon.
They take things all the way back to the 1930s with their Django Reinhardt-influenced gypsy jazz, and they do it damn well.”
[Andrea Swensson, The Current]
“Takes the best style of music from each decade after Prohibition and creates a unique musical style.”