Left Coast Syncopators
(formerly  Guys Named Mo) is an acoustic side-project of Rhythmtown-Jive,
featuring a wide variety of
American roots R&B, including boogie woogie, blues, cajun, roots rock, Southwest Louisiana Dance Hall music
and New Orleans jazz. This scalable unit works for venues large and small, especially acoustically-challenged venues,
or just those needing a more subtle yet live musical ambience. These guys are notorious mood-setters on acoustic piano,
string bass, clarinet,
tenor sax, trombone, tambourine, rubboard and traditional trap drums.
The band members, Tim Eschliman, Ken "Snakebite"
Jacobs, Mike Rinta, Kevin Zuffi, and Joey Ventitelli
have performed and recorded with some
of the finest names in the
business, and are in demand and recognized as journeymen in their field, having worked Bo Diddley, Big Joe Turner, Frankie Ford, The
Nightcrawlers (in New Orleans), the Storyville Stompers (in New Orleans) Johnnie Johnson, Earl
King, Robert Ward,
Long John Hunter
and New Orleans rock & roll sax
innovator Lee Allen, La Vern Baker, Al Rapone, Ernie K-Doe, Gary U. S. Bonds,
Herb Hardesty, Leo Nocentelli, Syl Johnson,
Big Jay McNeely, Jesse Colin Young, Boz Scaggs, Don & Dewey, Elvin Bishop, the Coasters, T-Bone
Walker, Roy Rogers, Joe "Louis" Walker, The Coasters, John Lee Hooker,
Little Anthony, and The Drifters.
The band goes even deeper into the retro grooves of roots dance music and funky jazz.
In addition to their original numbers,
the members of the group draw from a well of obscure and unusual post-world war
II saturday night rave-ups and moody relief numbers that offer something
different for the dance-inclined public: Louis Jordan & his Tympani Five, Big
Joe Turner, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Big Jay McNeely, Clyde McPhatter,
Freddie King, Lee Allen, Clifton Chenier, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Reed, Louis Armstrong, Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns, Roy
Brown, Thurston Harris, Ray Charles, the Meters, Smiley Lewis, Paul Gayten,
King Curtis, Sonny Thompson, James "Wee" Willie Wayne, Ella Mae Morse, Lil
Millet, Will Bradley, Ray McKinley & Bill Doggett.