In the saloon bars from Mississippi to Maryland, mere mention of the and casts a magic spell. Conversation falls silent. Pool balls stop rolling. Ten-gallon hats are tipped in respect and beer-bottles raised in salute.
These aren’t just bands, they’re gods, and with a lineup comprising both the iconic and , The Royal Southern Brotherhood come pre-loaded with expectations.
You’ll already know Cyril Neville: poet, philosopher, percussion master and perhaps the South’s last great soul singer. . As the son of , the 39-year-old has rock ‘n’ roll in his DNA, but he’s always walked his own path.
: the blues ace whose ear for melody provides the counterpoint to his wingman’s rocking tendencies. Nominated in 2011 for the , and winner of 2010′s . Bassist and drummer : both heavyweight names in their own right, with Charlie’s bass chops celebrated on the Southern jam scene for his sets with the Woods Brothers, and Yonrico hitting the skins for luminaries including the Derek Trucks Band, Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers themselves.
They said that rock ‘n’ roll was dead, but they were wrong. Right now, in 2012, there’s something in the air, as The Royal Southern Brotherhood drag their thrilling new brand of blues-rock and white-hot musicianship from the Southern States to the Manchester stage. The South is rising again – Come along for the ride.
Plus support Laurence Jones Band – Laurence Jones and his Band play a blend of the rocking blues with a groovy and catchy modern edge. Laurence is being talked as of one of the New up and coming UK Blues Guitarists.
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