Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Wednesday 7 December 2011
With two rock-solid albums — Tell ’Em What Your Name Is and Scandalous (Lost Highway) — under their belts, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears are set to get you rocking.
Having toured with the likes of New York Dolls, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm, and drawing influence from legends such as Elmore James, Howlin’ Wolf and Lightnin’ Hopkins, Black Joe Lewis will deliver a sonic assault of old school blues, funk and rock ’n’ roll, all delivered with some punk attitude.
From the instant classic road trip song ‘Mustang Ranch’ to the spooky vocal and acoustic ‘Messin’, or the funky fantastical opening track on Scandalous, ‘Livin’, this band is gritty, raunchy and not for the faint-hearted.
Joining Black Joe Lewis are Tyra Hammond & the Bluebirds. The stellar vocal stylings of Tyra make a return to the stage. Along with fellow opensouls family Jeremy Toy, Chip Matthews, and joined by drummer Alistair Deverick (Ruby Suns), this quartet is set to take you on their own blues journey. From the songs of Memphis Minnie, Elmore James, through to Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee as well original material.
Get your tickets to witness an all-round ear drum-ripping, pelvis-assaulting performance.