The Official website of the Sticky Wicket Swing Orchestra – The Swing Band that really Swings!
The music of Gene Krupa explodes from the past, like a long-buried bomb abruptly detonating after years of lying dormant.
Snare shots crackle in volleys of musical musketry as the high-hat hisses malevolently at a bass drum that beats with the urgency of a racing heart.
The improbably named Sticky Wicket – raised above his sidesmen on a dais that confirms his elevated position in the jazz cosmos – is indeed the lord of all he surveys. And why not? For he is in all likelihood the most vibrant, technically brilliant and – above all – visibly exciting drummer in jazz today. John Philpott, Worcester News