Alabama Shakes 2015
Formed 2009 in Athens Alabama, this Roots Rock band has been going strong ever since, being named best band of 2011 by NPR, while MTV called them one of the top bands to look for in 2012 and receiving three nominations for the 2013 Grammy Awards, one of them for their debut album ‘Boys & Girls’.
From the heart-rending title song “Hold On” to such stomps as “Rise to the Sun” the debut album demonstrates the sense of groove and space the band learned from their idols, along with a blistering force and emotion that simply can’t be learned. (This can be left out if too long.)
Although the release of “Boys & Girls” marks the arrival of a major new rock and roll band, to the members themselves, what’s been most exciting has been the reaction they have felt on stage.
2015 time has come for this band described as ‘thunderbolt dressed in bluejeans’ to rock out and draw in the audience with their magnetic stage presence and music that’s aching when it’s slow and growling and whooping when it’s fast.
We are thrilled to share the love with Alabama Shakes for what they are doing – raw, rootsy, honest and great Rock and Roll, and they will be joining CHARLES BRADLEY at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney in April 2015!