Date(s) - 18/11/2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Sound Lounge
bluesroots at its best
Their music has been described as ‘haunting’, ‘gutsy’, ‘tribal’ and even psychedelic. Blues in Britain says, “From the first note, Spikedrivers demand to be listened to.” Guitarist Ben Tyzack, Bassist Constance Redgrave and percussionist Maurice McElroy are a new sound of transatlantic blues.
From the early blues of Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Big Bill Broonzy they have added their own blend of north African and Native American rhythms, gospel harmonies, sixties blues and rock guitar. They’ve been compared to The Band, Led Zeppelin, Ry Cooder, JJ Cale, Pentangle, Fleetwood Mac and even Pink Floyd. It all adds up to simply the Spikedrivers.
With their high energy show, Spikedrivers have been burning up European festival stages. They’ve gained rave reviews at the Chedigny Blues Festival, Cognac Blues Passions, Lugano Blues to Bop Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, and the Jazz Rallye de Luxembourg to name just a few.
“For their multitude of admirers, they seem to be growing in stature as a headline band. If you have not seen them you simply must.” Blues in Britain
“this band should grace the stage at every festival ”
Blues Matters! – UK
“The Spikedrivers were simply the revelation of the festival.”
It’s Mojo Music Time – BE
“…a gift for evocative songwriting”
Radio 2- Paul Jones
“Spikedrivers on the main stage with their take on down home in your face blues…”
Ealing Blues Festival
Spikedrivers youtube concert links:
Festival Blues 4 – Campeneac – France
‘Train Done Gone’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GSD_fi6tHc
‘Young And Stupid’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfjtK4Mnrg8
Corralejo Blues Festival – Fuerteventura
‘Urban Love Boogie’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdsxV0bmYoc
LIVE IN LONDON CD
2014 UK Writer’s Poll Blues Matters!
Best live album – 3rd place Spikedrivers Live in London
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2014 Blues In Britain Radio
Top 25 Played Artists and Albums - Number 6
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“Splendid performance from the Spikedrivers! … giving it welly and that’s good”
Paul Jones – BBC Radio 2
“Full of innovation with strands of musical styles from Africa, Flamenco, country and a bucketful of delta blues” Blues In Britain
“… at last, this excellent band captured
at full power with the brakes off,
energetic, enthusiastic and unrelenting.”.
Tickets: £12 in advance from www.wegottickets.com
£15 on the door