Venue: The Stroud Subscription Rooms
Date:Fri 24 May 2019
Price: £9.50 - £13.50
The Soul Destroyers are back in town. The band have spent the last 7/8 years playing annually at the end of Horns Rd in the Outer Fringe Fest in a packed marquee and have now finally made it back to the Subs and we are ‘so excited’, they may even the play the song of the same name.
“Horns blazing, smiles on full beam and a fat set of soul, funk and disco classics….even the bar staff were dancing (Adhoc magazine).
We will get you up to dance and you won’t be able to sit down until the end of the set.
Our friends ‘Arkansaw Jukebox Collective’ will be there too, “playing covers just like god intended …..bluegrass style.” So what’s not to like?
Just remember ‘IT WILL BE MORE FUN THAN A JUMBLE SALE’.
More of a tribe than a band, the mighty Soul Destroyers have been playing their mix of cheese tinged, horn driven soul since Adam was a lad – the line up has come and gone, some have drifted into the sunset, some have died, and some have (genuinely), during their reign as “Best Party Band in Bristol” (Bristol Evening Post/Venue Magazine), been born, grown up and then joined the band!
A 13 piece line up, with 6 awesome horns, 3 singers and a rock solid rhythm section it is an unnatural phenomenon of truly awe-inspiring musical power.
So yes it’s sort of soul covers from all the usual suspects (Motown, Stax, Atlantic) but don’t be surprised if you end up at some very unexpected musical destinations – ever noticed how bits of soul classics end up in some unusual contemporary tracks? … well they have and they aren’t afraid to take you there!
They are covers Jim, but not as we know them! Sex Pistols on a banjo? Radiohead as a waltz? A Bluegrass Stormzy?! Has the world gone mad…? Fear not dear reader it’s just the legendary Arkansaw Jukebox Collective – playing covers just like god intended… bluegrass style!
The moving feast of humanity that is the Arkansaws (girls, blokes, fiddles, banjos, trumpets – just play what y’brung!) deliver a show stopping performance with covers of very well-known numbers (cue the big sing-a-long!) but with a real twist as they unearth the hidden country heart in EVERY genre of music. Rock, pop, hip-hop, dance, rap – they all get the treatment!