Half Moon presents:
SPACE BLUES EXTRAVAGANZA TRIPLE HEADER WITH TROY REDFERN, JACK J HUTCHINSON & MIKE ROSS
Jack J Hutchinson + Troy Redfern Band + Mike Ross
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
In the spirit of their recent shows at The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival in August, Troy, Jack and Mike bring their three contrasting yet perfectly complimenting brands of hard rocking space blues to the big city with a triple header show at Putney’s legendary Half Moon.
Having Deb Bonham and Robert Plant open for him in 2016, Troy Redfern's star has since been rising fast in the blues world, and the buzz has continued to build through 2017 with the release of his critically acclaimed album 'Dirt Blues Ritual'. The Troy Redfern Band deliver one of the most exciting high energy blues sets on the circuit today, fusing power, searing musicianship and ferociously creative spontaneity.
He's a musical visionary - Blues Matters
Master slide guitarist - The Blues Magazine
One of the finest exponents of Blues Rock in Britain today - Radio Cardiff
Jack J Hutchinson
Jack J Hutchinson is a London based guitarist and singer songwriter. Described by Classic Rock Blues Magazine as One to watch. Born to sing soul and blues, he is a two time British Blues Awards finalist.
Heavy blues of 70s vintage, revved up by memorable riffs - Classic Rock Magazine
With a reputation for incendiary live band shows and powerful yet intimate solo performances Mike has previous work with not only Black Crowes founder and guitarist Rich Robinson but also outlaw country legend Steve Earle already under his belt. He leads a three piece band of rock solid drums and searing hammond with his unmistakable stream-of-conciousness guitar playing and powerful emotive singing.
A Monster Toned Space Blues Monolith! - Blues In Britain
Soaked in soul, burnt in blues - Kerrang
Jack J Hutchinson
Power trio mixing psychedelic blues and rock, with influences ranging from Led Zeppelin and the Allman Brothers to AC/DC and the Grateful Dead.
"Tough, immediate and rockin’. Hutchinson was born to sing soul and blues." (Classic Rock Blues Magazine)
“Everything that is so good about modern blues music.” (Blues in Britain magazine)
“Very very good indeed. Hutchinson is kicking up a storm!” (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2)
Troy Redfern Band
It all fits perfectly into Troy Redfern’s world. He is a passionate, intense, free spirited indie blues artist whose ferocious slide guitar style twists and turns timeless themes and ideas to his own ends.
The protean slide guitarist leads his power trio with style, gusto and virtuoso playing that fuses spontaneity with real craft. Redfern combines the rawness of Hound Dog Taylor, the freeform approach of Sonny Sharrock, the firebrand playing of Johnny Winter and the technique of Dave Hole with the ghost of Elmore James. Troy: “I’ve got a wide range of influences from Zappa and Mike Keneally to Sean Costello, but it all originally came from a friend of mine Nigel Peters who lent me a Son House collection. That led me to discover Hound Dog Taylor, Mississippi Fred McDowell, the rough attack and hard edge approach of Bukka White’s resonator, and Mississippi Hill Country Blues, with people like RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough etc.”
Troy is a guitarist for whom tone, feel and grooves are his working tools, while his songs range from a whisper to a scream, including those outlandish moments when his vocals go to the edge of the world and he momentarily transforms himself into Screaming Jay Hawkins meets captain Beefheart. Troy: “I write a riff first, then improvise the lyrics and then I pick some phrases etc and turn them into the song. I usually leave a section for the solo which is usually a one take deal. I love the ad-hoc energy that comes from somewhere else.”
Burnt in Blues, Soaked in Soul! - Kerrang!
Born and raised in the Great North but living these days down in the Southland with a steady mind and a thoroughbred plan, Mike writes soul wrenchin', riff bustin' songs that will make you want to share the tale of his life's journey and the lessons he's learned.
This winding road leads from England to Europe before jumping the Atlantic to New York, detouring way down south to Memphis and New Orleans via Clarksdale Mississippi and Nashville Tennessee, soaking up every scent and sound along the way before fetching up on the shores of Sussex with a lifetimes worth of tales to share.
This lad from the far North East has distilled the essence of the Deep South and West Coast of America - Blues In Britain
Mike takes listeners on a uniquely detailed and image packed history tour of the history of the music of the music he loves to play, beginning in the Mississippi Delta at the beginning of the 20th century and finishing up right back in the present moment with his powerful emotive voice and intoxicating virtuosic guitar playing carrying you every inch of the way.
Fuzzed up, fierce and full frontal fiery attack coupled with sexy, smooth slidin', southern soul! - Mojo Magazine
To experience Mike playing solo or with the other members of his 4 piece band egging him on is to see why one reviewer declared him 'soaked in soul & burnt in blues'.