On Thursday 6th April, we bring to you a night packed full of blues goodness. The show starts at 8pm, and even better, it's free entry.
"Swampgrass are 5 people brought together by singer Sharon Honeywell – while resting from her day to day as an art ingenue – and guitar mangler Brad Lister – while on hiatus from being made redundant at companies near and far. They play blues because it’s the closest genre that is consistently listed in the online uploaders at radio stations and festivals. More accurately it’s a hard grooving, song based, high energy music that covers topics like corporate slavery, narcissism, family issues, desire and good old fashioned greed. Blues, right?
There’s no crying into your pint at a Swampgrass show though. You’re more likely to spill it jumping about or, even better, give it to this thirsty band in between songs. So if 15 minute guitar solo’s and hour long slow blues jams are what you’re expecting be prepared to be energetically surprised. And hungover. Really, really hungover."
We very much like the sound of that.
"The material is a hand-built breed of Nu Blues and Punk Folk, welding together riffs and rhythms so rooted you can smell the dirt, so heated you can feel the amps over-cooking, so driven you can taste the sweat on the frets. Add a bucketful of social comment and Markus Reeves the Rev Pridmore are cooking up a heady platter on full gas"
The debut performance from the band, fronted by widely known and respected musician Edd Saffell. Expect your favourite blues covers, and few originals thrown in too.