Bringing back the sound of Steely Dan

Gas in the Car
Gas in the Car

A Steely Dan tribute band will play a local gig this weekend.

Gas In The Car, who take their name from a Steely Dan lyric, will play the Biggleswade Working Mens Club on Saturday, September 12.

The band hope to entertain audiences with their authentic tribute to the 70s icons. They will play all of Steely Dan’s greatest hits, as well as some obscure album songs for die-hard fans.

Based in Hertfordshire, the nine-person tribute act formed in 2012 over a mutual appreciation of Steely Dan.

They are often backed by a talented set of horn players, who accompany them at each performance.

Bandleader Sean said that none of the band members knew each other before their formation, but have since become good friends.

Gas In The Car said they have “an instinctive appreciation for the sophistication and authority“ of Steely Dan’s music.

They were often characterised by their complex instrumentation and melodies, placing an emphasis on each individual instrument.

Jack, who does vocals for the tribute alongside Helen and Tracey, said that it is a challenge to replicate the attention to detail within Steely Dan’s music.

Steely Dan have sold over 40 million records worldwide, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2001.

The jazz-rock band have not released any new material since their last album Everything Must Go in 2003. Members Becker and Fagan have since focused on solo projects, but still tour together as Steely Dan.

Their latest tour in October will see them perform some of their greatest records in their entirety, during a eight-day residency in New York City.

Doors open at 7.30pm, ith the band on-stage at 9pm. Tickets for non-members of the Working Mens Club will cost £2. For more about the band, visit www.gasinthecar.com.