Broken Witt Rebels
Where: Slade Rooms
Georgia Pine is just the most recent EP from the trailblazing British rock band Broken Witt Rebels. After delivering outstanding performances throughout 2016, including The StoneFree Festival at Londons 02 arena , the energetic, young 4-piece, who hail from Birmingham, are now winning over a new legion of fans with their infectious blend of rebellious rock and soulful blues. The singles “Low” and “Guns” received strong airplay on Planet Rock Radio and on Manchesters XS while “Low” was track of the week on Radio X. Supports on tours with Joanne Shaw Taylor, Whiskey Myers and Kaleo in 2017 have seen the lads play in front of sold out houses across the UK as well as Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and Tivoli Utrecht in The Netherlands.
In amongst new generation of contemporary and distinctively soulful rock bands like Alabama Shakes and Black Keys, the four piece band from Birmingham definitely strike a chord. Broken Witt Rebels pay homage to the sounds of blues and Stax guitarists, but it’s their direct approach , their swagger and their brilliantly crafted songs that have helped create a reputation for electrifying live shows that show case all three of their EP’s The Georgia Pine 5-track EP was engineered and produced by Tom Gittins, who has worked on recent recordings by Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin). Gittins cites the Rebels’ lead singer, Danny Core, as “an amazing vocal talent in the tradition of Steve Marriot and Joe Cocker – a distinctive heart-wrenching vocal style that’s steeped deep within the inner core of rock and blues”. With crunching riffs and soulful vocals, the five songs on the EP have an energy and drive that are the warning signs of something mighty, big and beautiful. 2015 saw Danny Core (vocals, guitar), Luke Davis (vocals, bass guitar), James Dudley(drums) and James Tranter (vocals, lead guitar) play at the Camden Rocks Festival in London ,for the first time, as well as two Time Out London concerts (including The Time Out Best of Rising Stars 2015) at a sold out Jazz Café in Camden Town.
Broken Witt Rebels have been featured on Richer Sounds Unsigned as Artist of the Week for 2016; as well as The Fred Perry subculture Spotify Playlist as The Ones to Watch for 2016, recommended by promoters This Feeling who tipped Catfish & the Bottle Men 2013, Bohicas 2014, and Blossoms 2015.
On October 27th 2016 the band were crowned Unsigned Rock Band of the year at the inaugural Unsigned Music Awards held at Londons historic The Troxy . Also nominated for “Best Live Act” the band closed the show with memorable performances of the singles from “Georgia Pine” The lead single from their previous EP “Shake Me Down’ has had over 130,000 streams on Soundcloud. This has earned the band features by numerous blogs and sites, including Fred Perry, Hillydilly and Indie Shuffle. Following its position at the top of the Hype Machine chart it was also featured as Classic Rock Magazine Track of the Week.
Whilst July sees them touch down in the US for the very first time to play a run of shows across Texas and to write and record with some specially selected US producers
With new music due in Q4, 2017 is already a very special year for the band. Their UK headline tour will cement their reputation as one of the best live bands in Britain.
‘After rip roaring sets and sold out gigs, this Birmingham quartet has really arrived, combining the power and intensity of classic rock with the finesse and delicacy of soulful blues.’ – Gigging
‘Fact! Broken Witt Rebels will make you want to crack open a bottle of whiskey. You’ve been warned. The band’s sound channels a nostalgic Memphis sound with gritty vocals, crazy guitars and sing-along chorus’ – Counteract Magazine
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