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Joe Gideon & The Shark + Tupelo Town Assembly + Amy Sawers @ The Tunnels, 22 March

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Sunday 22nd March

The Tunnels, Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen, AB10 1BF. Phone 01224 211121

Doors 8pm | Entry 6



Gideon plucks six strings, dreams stories and sings. Kid sister Viva, a.k.a. 'The Shark', plonks, stomps and honks. Formerly members of Bikini Atoll, they released two albums on Bella Union, second album recorded by geeky genius Steve Albini. Then, they formed a family band and spent summer 06' getting drunk in a barn writing songs on their 8 track recorder. It's been two years now and in this time they've been invited to play with great bands and musicians around Europe; Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Archie Bronson Outfit, The Duke Spirit, Scout Niblett, Michael Gira and Seasick Steve to name but a few. Their tales are beginning and their tails are wagging....

Here's what Drowned In Sound has to say about them.

'How to describe London-based duo Joe Gideon & The Shark without you being in the same room as me its tough, for sure. Without waving hands and pulling shapes its tough to convey what this music can and usually does do to a body exposed to it; its rough, ragged, blues in its veins. Its dark, atmospheric, oddball and surreal; its on your doorstep and in your airspace, alien yet talking the same language about the same ol trials and tribulations of a life lived. Uppers and downers: expected and accepted...'



Three hell-bound souls on the last train to rock n roll, rhythm n groove oblivion. Taking the mainline through the Mississippi Delta and picking up the ferocity and groove of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the fuzzed up frenzy of British and US Freakbeat and Psych, the laid back swagger of the Bad Seeds, the guttural howl of the Cramps and the insistent drunken thump of Tom Waits on the way, Tupelo Town Assembly blaze a down and dirty blues soaked path not to be missed by any self respecting fan of this genre.



From 2000 onwards Amy Sawers has honed and defined her sound through extensive gigging and a melding of her broad influences into a satisfyingly unique sound of melody driven contemporary Alt Country rock n roll. Amy likes little more than the comfort of slinging on her telecaster stamping a four on the floor intro and ploughing through a set of songs that can both melt and invigorate and audience in equal measures. A track featured in the latest series of Skins will surely bring long over due wider recognition.


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