Drawing inspiration from all over the world the music is essentially song driven, at once highly danceable and delicate. The sound of La Boum! is a big one. The ten piece is distinguished by the guitar and voice of Tom Salter, which bring echoes of the music and musicians he has worked with in Africa. Tom’s lead vocal is complemented by a horn section and 3 piece vocal section, Wee Free.
The band is creating a new and cohesive form all their own from the welter of musical styles around us. In La Boum! African influences mesh with the rich urban and folk traditions of cosmopolitan Scotland. La Boum! features a formidable line-up of already well-known stars of the Scottish music scene – Ben Ivitsky (Eliza Carthy Band) on guitar and fiddle, Donald Hay (Mystery Juice, Sun Honey) on drums. Powerful harmonies flow from Wee Free, comprising of Mary Macmaster (Poozies), Heather Macleod (Eliza Carthy Band).