Rockabilly Festival 2017 u.a. John Lewis **** (UK)

Bands: – John Lewis **** (UK) – The Same Old Shoes (I) – The El Sonno Brothers (GER) – The Royal Flush (CH) Start: 16 Uhr, Eintritt CHF 30.– JOHN LEWIS **** (UK): Welsh rockabilly hero John Lewis returns with the brand new album ‘Sanity’ on 8th August 2014. Dedicated to everyone who has supported John over the many years of relentless touring and tearing it up around the world, the album is another exciting instalment of 11 distinct originals and a couple of inspired re-interpretations. Three years since Lewis’s much celebrated ‘Billy Banks Sessions’ which received rave reviews, ‘Sanity’ provides further proof that Lewis can hold his head up high amongst the greatest exponents of ‘Rock’n’Roll and Rockabilly to ever emerge from Wales. Kicking things off with gusto, opening song ‘Flat-Top Cat’ is for Mac Curtis the legendary original Rockabilly who sadly passed away last year. Also released on a limited 7” vinyl single by German Record label Migraine it’s already been gaining substantial radio air play all over Europe. The title song ‘Sanity’ features some wonderful ‘doo wop’ harmonies from The Jets while other songs span the many different styles of Rock’n’Roll. From the rawest Rockabilly of ‘It Hurts’ to ‘Please Don’t Let Me Love You’, (a Hank Williams demo turned into a jiving dance floor hit) John Lewis and his **** – featuring the amazingly talented Stuart McIlroy on piano, Paul “Woody” Woodmansey on double bass & Billy Duval on drums – display a compelling energy and that thrilling sense of urgency so essential to this music. Even the traditional Welsh song ‘Sosban Fach’ gets a dramatic re-interpretation as John displays his impressive guitar skills. Split into three different sections it begins in a ‘Merle Travis’ finger picking style, before ending in the kind of twangy **** Dale style surf guitar playing that has proven so successful for fellow Welsh ‘Surf Guitar’ band ‘Y Niwl’ recently. Along with the Clive Arms skittles team who contribute some spirited backing vocals, expect to hear this newly invigorated ‘Sospan Fach’ used on TV and Radio throughout the forthcoming Rugby season. Recorded live over just two days at Wood St. Front Room Studios in South Wales and mastered at Hafod by Gethin John & Donal Whelan, this is John’s 2nd **** album but 17th album in total including award winning Rimshots albums, to 4 as ‘Johnny Bach’ with Imelda May guitarist Darrel Higham. John has already headlined some of the major festivals on the ‘Rocking scene’ this year from Moscow to the UKs Rockabilly Rave performing alongside legends like Wanda Jackson and Deke Dickerson. With a busy schedule ahead including more festivals and an 18 day European tour later this year, there’s just no stopping this ‘Welsh king of Rockabilly’. THE SAME OLD SHOES (I): Forlì, Italy. It was 2010 when, in a pub downtown, two young buddies, Dario (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Mattia (drums), decided to make their music paths converge in the name of rock and roll. The Same Old Shoes came to life. In 2013 the line up levelled off with Davide (lead guitar) and Filippo (double bass), and the band acknowledged its identity in early rockabilly. The band was ready for the spotlight: marked by a clean, fresh and genuine sound, of whom had got rid of 60 years of distortion pedals, synths and samples, aiming to rediscover music in its simplicity, honesty, and rural taste, a music that fascinates and makes you dance to it, managing to be both poetic and wild, melancholic and carefree, deferential and revolutionary at the same time. In 2016 their first album, titled “Real Fone Sessions”, is released with El Toro Records. The band is included in several prestigious festival end events line-ups such as Summer Jamboree, Motorcycle Gang Jamboree, Moondogs, Summer Vintage Rock and Roll, Rock Around The Blues, Rockin’ Riviera and many more. THE EL SONNO BROTHERS (GER): Wild, primitiv und ungehemmt – das sind die passenden Worte für die Musik von The El Sonno Brothers. Abseits jeglicher sentimentaler Nostalgie war es ist immer die direkte, ungeschliffene Seite des 50’a Rock’n’Roll, die den Jungs imponierte. Stampfende Rhythmen, twangende Gitarren – ein donnernder Sound der rau und ehrlich das Innerste der Seele nach Außen trägt. Eine Melange aus treibenden Rockern, desperate Sound und boppendem Rockabilly, laut und auf den Kern reduziert – das macht den Sound von The El Sonno Brothers aus. THE ROYAL FLUSH (CH): The Royal Flush, gegründet am 01. Januar 2007, formiert sich aus vier Mann. Der im stehen spielende Schlagzeuger ist gleichzeitig Leadsinger – dazu kommen Lead Guitar, Kontrabass und Acoustic Guitar, welche den Sound ans Publikum bringen. Angefangen mit „Hole In My Pocket“ und „Rockabilly Rebel“ schreibt die Band inzwischen mehrheitlich eigene Songs. Auf der Bühne wird nun eine gute Mischung zwischen Covers – z.B. „You Dont Love Me – Jay Swan“ oder „Hot Rod Ford – Buck Stevens“ und eigenen Kreationen geboten. Die 4 Musiker – alle aus der Region Solothurn – lassen mit frechen Riffs und reissenden Beats ihrer unkomplizierter Art freien Lauf – Hauptsache Bühne, Strom und ein Publikum das sich noch um den Rock’n’Roll zu verstehen weiss. Das macht einen geselligen Abend zu einem unvergesslichen Desaster voller hot and wild rockabilly… Entfernen oder Ereignis zu aktualisieren | Kontakt | Privacy | Terms