With a profound love for the old heroes of the Blues walking hand in hand with rock, metal, country and last but not least punk, THE DEVIL & THE ALMIGHTY BLUES is armed with vintage Gibson guitars and tube amplifiers. Their new take on blues-based rock is heavy without becoming metal, slow without being doom, bluesy without being straight up and boring. It’s slow, heavy, melodic and raw.
When the 60’s turned into the 70’s there was a musical crossroads. The American blues had had it’s run with teens on both sides of the Atlantic long enough so that the blues-offspring named rock’n’roll had to expand or die. It did not die, it expanded in all kinds of directions! And right there in the crossroads between blues-based rock and all the world’s other sub-genres of rock, something happened to the blues. The format got experimented with, expanded and almost made unrecognizable. But at the same time the roots to the original ’real’ blues was never lost. Where Peter Green left Fleetwood Mac in 1970 with the track «Green Manalishi», where Johnny Winter stretched his musical legs, where ZZ Top bought Marshall full stacks and shot from the hip, and last but not least where the legend himself, Muddy Waters, stretched the limits of that was ’legal’ with the album «Electric Mud». And not to forget Hendrix, Free, Canned Heat and the rest of the gang from the Woodstock-era. The result was a highly electric musical revolution, where e.g. the newly born genre hard rock walked hand in hand with traditional delta blues.
THE DEVIL & THE ALMIGHTY BLUES have found their inspiration. Their music is slow, heavy, melodic and raw, all without losing the almighty blues out of sight.
The Inexplicables are a Bristol group specialising in a unique blend of live dance music, championing fresh takes on hip hop, reggae and drum and bass, with hints of jungle, jazz and roots.
"In short it is dance music, but not as the mainstream media would recognise it, this is world and indeed worldly dance music, a sort of universal currency that could be exported anywhere on the globe and be recognised for just how encompassing it is, not to mention brilliant." - Dave Franklin, theswindonian.co.uk
A live 6-piece acoustic ensemble boasting a Bristol sound built on beatbox, with sumptuous vocals, tricky wordplay, raw bass and uplifting sax melodies; taking you on a mash up journey through reggae, hip-hop and latin to electro-swing, drum ‘n’ bass and dubstep. They are versatile, uplifting and always get the crowd moving, equally at home on a big stage or in an intimate venue. They have performed in Bristol venues such as The Attic Bar, Arc Bar, and Lakota, Komedia in Bath and onboard MS Stubnitz in London. In 2013, after winning a battle of the bands competition, they got to play on the Main Stage at Sunrise Celebration; and have also performed at numerous other festivals including Maker, Upfest, Beatherder, Nozstock and Boomtown to rave reviews.
Are The Bar Stool Preachers the best thing to happen to new music since somebody decided to amplify the shit out of a guitar? Well according to the success they’ve had in their first year, the words of critics and packed out shows across the UK and mainland Europe… they might just be…
Described as “the most refreshing and honest sound we’ve heard in years” (UberRock Magazine, UK), The Bar Stool Preachers are definitely doing something right. Brighton's ska-infused, streetpunk inspired you smiling throughout. Small wonder then, that since they formed in the summer of 2014 they have been attracting acclaim both for their optimistic, melodic songs as well as their incredibly energetic, powerful live shows. six piece are that rare thing - a band whose songs can stay in your head after just one listen and have you smiling throughout. Small wonder then, that since they formed in the summer of 2014 they have been attracting acclaim both for their optimistic, melodic songs as well as their incredibly energetic, powerful live shows.
Whether playing tiny venues like the legendary 50-capacity Foreman’s bar in Nottingham, captivating thousands at Turbinenhalle Oberhausen (GER), headlining their own sold out shows or supporting the bigger bands on their extensive tours, this a band you know you can rely on for a gig full of energy, enthusiasm (frontman Tom McFaull is a whirlwind of charisma), and a collection of just straight up good music. Described by British music magazine "Vive Le Rock" as having "all the energy of The Specials in their heyday", this is a fair summary of a band who embrace the original 2-tone sound, whilst adding a fresh modern twist, some reggae, dub and hardcore thrown in for good measure, witty observational lyrics and a heavy dose of punk influences such as The Clash, Rancid, and Cock Sparrer (McFaull is the son of Cock Sparrer’s Colin McFaull and the punk heritage is respected in their sound impeccably). It’s this crafted, genuine sound, that makes The Bar Stool Preachers feel like such a breath of fresh air.
Their debut single ‘One Fool Down’ sold out over 1000 copies within a month both in Europe and in America, and really helped the band generate some momentum from the word: ‘Go!’. One critic in particular went as far as to say “One Fool Down” is, very simply, perfectly captivating and the best-spent four minutes and eighteen seconds on a punk record in I-don’t-even-want-to-think-about-how-long.” (http://hellbound.ca/2015/03/thebar-stool-preachers-one-fool-down-7-single/). Their debut album is being tipped for big things, with an early 2016 release date set, there’s never been a better time to take notice of this band. They have already taken the title of Litiopia.com's "Track of The Year" and, with a new single before Christmas and the aforementioned debut album out in early 2016, they are surely set for more similar accolades.
One listen to any of their tracks is enough to hook you in and if you see the band live, chances are, you’ll leave a fan for life. These guys are humble, likeable and above all, very good musicians. Don’t just take our word for it, check out the links below and get in touch to book the band asap!