Jon Amor Blues Group/ Greasy Slicks/ Matt woosey
Fri 07 Sep 2012
At 08:00 PM
Uk Vocalist and guitarist Jon Amor, formerly of award winning British Band The Hoax, has joined forces with Dave Doherty, Chris Doherty and Simon Small to form Jon Amor Blues Group. Drawing inspiration from the Blues greats of the past like Muddy waters and Howlin' Wolf as well as contempory acts like the Black Keys and John Spencer Blues Explosion.
They are supported by BBC introducing's Greasy Slicks with their infectious guitar riffs, thumping baselines, energetic percussion and hypnotic vocal and Bluesy folk rock from the Matt Woosey Band.
Jon Amor Blues Group
Jon Amor Blues Group - UK vocalist and guitarist Jon Amor, formerly of award-winning British band The Hoax, has joined forces with long-time collaborators Dave Doherty, Chris Doherty and Si Small. Drawing inspiration from the Blues greats of the past like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, as well as more contemporary acts like Black Keys and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the group's sound is powerful, raw and uncompromising.
"A bucking bronco of a band delivering high-tempo, riff laden blues. Like a more refined Jon Spencer Blues Explosion meeting a more expansive Black Keys."? Guitarist Magazine ****
"A mountain of an album. Totally focused yet so loose & so damn vibey we'd square up to Mr. T to see 'em live." Guitar and Bass Magazine review
“Amor is firing on all cylinders, churning out killer riffs like his life depended on it & the rest of the bandmates are no slouches either. This is Dr Feelgood 2.0 - a blistering confident album. “ R2 Rock’n’Reel ****
"A gloriously tight-but-loose band that plays with fire in its collective belly." Hi-Fi News 'Album Choice' 9/10
Although together less than a year The Greasy slicks have a total of thirty one year’s musical experience between them! Not bad for a band whose average age is early twenties. The Greasy Slicks are a Guilford based band with influences far surpassing the leafy suburb. The group combine infectious guitar riffs and thumping baselines with energetic percussion and an almost hypnotic vocal which will have any listener entranced.
With all the media hype around the death of guitar music, the Slicks are clearly choosing to ignore the naysayers, and are creating some barnstorming riffs in the vein of the ‘good old days’. Kendrew (vocal/guitar) lets his raspy vocal add to the texture of the extremely talented, explosive rhythm section of O’Grady (Drums) and Rasdall (Bass), creating an overall delta blues/rock & roll fusion. The Slicks refuse to be pigeon holed into a genre; they have clearly absorbed elements of rock & roll and blues as a means to establish their own style, also adding to the dynamics of the band. During live performances the genuine excitement and chemistry is wholly evident as they effortlessly captivate their audiences.
Matt Woosey Band
Matt Woosey has been gigging relentlessly for the last seven to eight years, he plays what he describes as British Blues.
His Guitar playing is fast and hard sometimes using a slide but mostly without, this guy is on the up.