Why Gravy Crew?
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- Wonderful, Excellent: it’s all gravy (slang)
The name Gravy Crew was chosen for its professional meaning of ‘wonderful, Excellent’ but also as a nod to Reginald (Reg) George Smith, father of Gravy Crew’s Founder Jackie Alexander.
Reg was an East End lad, hailing from Bethnal Green, who throughout his lifetime – and much to his family’s embarrassment – would refer to any debonair passer-by as ‘Mr Gravy’ in a very loud stage whisper.
Gravy Crew is a fitting tribute to late, great Reg Smith, the original ‘Mr Gravy’.
Reg Smith (1931 – 2013)