The Greasy Slicks/ The Green Brothers/ Don the Cardigan/ Spe
Sat 21 Jul 2012
At 08:00 PM
This gig is in aid of Childreach international. DJ's will Play until 1am.
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.
In 2010, Brad and Lloyd (sons of the legendary Pirates’ guitarist and veteran session man, Mick Green), joined forces with ex-Pirates’ drummer Mike Roberts to form The Green Brothers. Their first performance was to a packed audience at the tribute concert for their late father at the famous 100 Club. They were joined on stage by Pirates’ vocalist Johnny Spence and support acts included The Animals and The Wilko Johnson Band.
Following the success of that night and due to much public demand, the boys set about recruiting a singer and found the perfect shipmate in a cheeky Essex chappy. Dean’s soulful, bluesy, gravelly voice, combined with the band’s own unique powerful rhythm and blues, makes The Green Brothers a real tour de force. Brad’s simultaneous rhythm and lead playing has been described as ‘reproducing Mick’s style with unnerving accuracy’. Laying down the solid foundation for Dean and Brad is the powerful ‘engine room’ of Lloyd Green on bass and Mike Roberts on drums.
Formed in Surrey, Don the Cardigan was conceived from songwriters Tomas Frankson and Richard Durant. Adding Samuel Wade on drums, a highly skilled R&B drummer with big aspirations. And Kristian Bell, a heavy hitting lead guitarist whose driving and infectious lines are stuck without remorse in the audiences heads.
These elements combined with musical bass-lines, shimmering chord harmony and satisfying chorus lines make the new band on the Britain shaped block a fusion of Indie & Rock with an Electro.