Broken Witt Rebels at The Ruby Lounge
It has taken a while coming but Broken Witt Rebels released their their debut album via Snakefarm Records on November 24th. It it is well worth the wait too and represents the best of the Rebels to date. The album is a mix of new material along with re-mastered older recordings and makes the album gel perfectly.
To support the release the BWR have embarked on a seven date tour, their performance at the Ruby Lounge being the penultimate show. And what a show it is, their recent US tour with Whiskey Myers allowing the band to tighten their live act.
Opening with Low and Howlin allows the band get into their groove straight away as they continue their set playing all of the tracks from the new album, as you would expect.
Singer, and sometime guitarist, Danny Core’s voice is in fine form and is the perfect frontman, connecting with the crowd with every song. The rest of the and are not resting on their laurels either; James Tranter’s guitar playing along with the rhythm section of bassist Luke Davis and drummer James Dudley are driving the band forward.
An acoustic interlude sees Core go into the audience along with Tranter on guitar to perform an unamplified Turn Me On along with audience participation although that participation may have gone a little too far at times as the guitarist was regularly kissed by an adoring female member of the audience.
Back on stage they get things going again with a storming version of Georgia Pine, Snake Eyes is spot on too. The band finish with an encore of Shake Me Down with members of the audience joining them onstage. The only dispointment of the evening is there isn’t more music from the band as this was a thoroughly enjoyable gig.
For fans of the current wave of blues rock, the Broken Witt Rebels are a must see band delivering a wide variety of songs and styles. Catch them next time - you will not be disappointed.
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