Roots Rock Rhythm & Groove Festival at The Electric Palace, Bridport Dorset
Posted on 29 September, 2013
Roots Rock Rhythm & Groove Festival Saturday 26th October 2013
The Roots Rock Rhythm & Groove Festival, with a handful of Southern Mojo, comes to the deep south of England at the Electric Palace. Hang loose under the roof of this stylish arthouse theatre, starting on Friday evening with Komla's stripped down, hook-laden guitar rock. Then headlining on Friday from Glasgow, Scotland we have the pile driving, twin guitar tour-de-force that is The Nimmo Brothers.
On Saturday there will be several bands playing including the superb Paddy Milner, who was raised in Dorset and now tours internationally. Paddy Milner and the Sousa Band, take an original and brilliant approach, based on the musical vibe of New Orleans.
Micky Moody and Papa George who are one of the most versatile and dynamic duos on the acoustic-electric circuit and though blues-based, their eclectic influences help create a multi-textured sound. As a world renowned guitarist, Micky's work is of course, legendary and he is best known as a founder member of Whitesnake. Micky and George will also be hosting a ticketed, limited place, guitar workshop before the music starts.
If you have never danced the night away in a Juke Joint in the Deep South of the USA, then on Saturday night the headlining Eugene Hideaway Bridges Band will take you there. Born in New Orleans, Eugene is a nomadic, world touring musician; every year playing festivals in America, Europe and Australia. A towering man with a huge voice, playing an unparalleled brand of blues; oozing enough genuine charm to light up a small city. If you like your blues music laced with soul, funk, gospel and rock, delivered with buckets of class and warmth, then Eugene should not be missed.
Keep checking for further acts as announced!
The Nimmo Brothers (25/10)
The Nimmo Brothers from Glasgow, Scotland have gone back to their roots with the new CD, 'Brother to Brother'. Arguably they have written their best songs to date, influenced by 'everything we've ever listened to over the past 20 years'. Recorded in Austin, Texas with Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton) on drums; Michael Ramos (Robert Plant, John Mellencamp, Paul Simon and Los Lonely Boys) on Hammond organ; Bill Whitbeck (Robert Earl Keen) and Jimmy Pettit (Joe Ely Band) on bass guitar. There is something for every rock fan in their original material as well as a couple of handpicked covers.
The boys are back in town. The Nimmo Brothers are one of the country's top live acts with both the quality and diversity of songs to sustain long-term interest.
- Duncan Beattie, Classic Rock presents Blues
The Nimmo Brothers... Pile driving R&B... A pleasure to listen to... The most exciting band of the festival
- Monoghan Festival
UK Powerpop Rock Band Komla have already established themselves as a badass live act, the three piece plays the kind of stripped down hook-laden guitar rock that never goes out of style and do it with a surprising amount of depth and soul. They've just dropped their debut EP, produced by Muse producer Paul Reeve, and it kills.
KOMLA is a band destined to major things as they inspire and invigorate more and more awakening hearts.
This is a 3 piece band with balls
- Raggi Pétursson, Festival Organiser
- Timeout, London
Guitar Workshop (26/10)
Micky Moody & Papa George will be hosting a guitar workshop on the Saturday there is limited availability, so book early.
The Eugene Hideaway Bridges Band (26/10)
Seven times nominee for prestigious US Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards in the Soul/Blues and CD of the year categories.
Born in New Orleans, Eugene is a nomadic musician living his life on the road travelling from America through Europe, to Australia with many other stops in between. A towering man with a huge voice playing an unparalleled brand of blues, oozing enough genuine charm to light up a small city. If you like your blues music laced with soul, funk, gospel and rock, delivered with buckets of class and warmth, then Eugene should not be missed.
Look out world, Hideaway Bridges isn't hiding any more he's coming right at you and you're going to like him
- Blues and Rhythm
Micky Moody & Papa George (26/10)
Micky Moody and Papa George are one of the most interesting and versatile duos on the acoustic-electric circuit, and though blues-based, their eclectic influences help create a multi-textured and appealing sound.
As a guitarist, Micky's work is, of course, legendary, and is best known as a founder member of Whitesnake, Snafu and the Moody Marsden Band. He has played alongside such established artists as Roger Chapman, Frankie Miller, Eric Burdon and Chris Farlowe, and as a session musician has accompanied numerous great performers, as well as writing and producing his own albums and library music. Papa George has been fronting his own band for over twenty five years and has also established himself as a fine acoustic performer on the blues circuit. An extremely proficient guitarist, he is also a powerful vocalist with an instantly recognisable voice.
You couldn't get two more talented bluesmen together than this. Rock guitar wizard Micky Moody (Whitesnake) along with classic 'Blues With A Feeling' guitarist Papa George. Papa George is a first-class vocalist with a creamy dark chocolate voice that smothers you in those deep molasses. Micky Moody is a snake-charming smooth handed guitar player and a talented vocalist. Together they played a concert that was uplifting – almost spiritual .... what a night!
- Neil Mach, Raw Ramp Music Magazine
Paddy Milner and the Sousa Band (26/10)
The superb Paddy Milner, who was raised in Dorset and now tours internationally. Paddy Milner and the Sousa Band, take an original and brilliant approach, based on the musical vibe of New Orleans.
There's a guy who can really play the piano.
- Dave Brubeck
Like James Booker on acid
- John Cleary