Spikedrivers | Bluesroots at its best
Their music has been described as 'haunting', 'gutsy', 'tribal' and even psychedelic. Blues in Britain says, “From the first note, Spikedrivers demand to be listened to.”
Full of innovation with strands of musical styles from Africa, Flamenco, country and a bucketful of delta bluesBlues in Britain
Guitarist Ben Tyzack, Bassist Constance Redgrave and percussionist Maurice McElroy are the new sound of transatlantic blues.
They’ve been compared to The Band, Led Zeppelin, Ry Cooder, JJ Cale, Pentangle, Fleetwood Mac and even Pink Floyd. It all adds up to simply the Spikedrivers.
With their high energy show, Spikedrivers have been burning up European festival stages. They’ve gained rave reviews at the Chedigny Blues Festival, Cognac Blues Passions, Lugano Blues to Bop Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, and the Jazz Rallye de Luxembourg to name just a few.
While all the early blues influences are here – Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Rev Robert Wilkins et al -they add their own blend of north African and Native American rhythms, gospel harmonies, sixties blues and rock guitar.
“For their multitude of admirers, they seem to be growing in stature as a headline band. If you have not seen them you simply must.”
Blues in Britain
“Splendid performance from the Spikedrivers … giving it more welly and that’s good”
Paul Jones BBC Radio 2
“Full of innovation with strands of musical styles from Africa, Flamenco, country and a bucketful of delta blues”
Blues In Britain
“… at last, this excellent band captured at full power with the brakes off, energetic, enthusiastic and unrelenting.”.