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Saturday 27th January 2018
SPIKEDRIVERS : 8pm
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. Ben Tyzack, Constance Redgrave and Maurice McElroy are three very talented musicians willing to experiment and evoke unusual contemporary sounds while they continue to keep diggin’ the blues by the roots.”
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, 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
"Three musicians interweaving and complimenting each other perfectly Folk Roots - UK
"…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
"Splen did 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." I-Tunes review
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