Not on the last Sunday of the month this month – we are breaking the CDAMTF law by having our gig a week before on 24 August in order to take advantage of the bank holiday Monday afterwards. Come down and celebrate 18 years of Come Down and Meet the Folks – we started at the Engine Room late summer 1996. Blimey! Co-Pilgrim are Mike Gale (vocals and guitar) with Joe Bennett (also in the Dreaming Spires, on guitars and stuff), Tom Wenzel (drums) Andy Reaney (bass) and Claire Bennett (vocals). Their album, A Fairer Sea was produced by Mark Gardener (Ride). The write ups sum up their sound pretty well… “Marries Jayhawks harmonies to wafting Beach Boys Tunes” (Q). “A swoonsome slice of Americana” (God Is In The TV). “Very beautiful album” (Bob Harris BBC2). “This is one of my favourite discoveries” (Steve Lamacq BBC6). Snakeoil Rattlers London based renegade country band The Snakeoil Rattlers play whiskey driven songs of the South mixing bluegrass, rock, and the outlaw sounds of the South. The band consist of members from The Rockingbirds, The Redlands Palomino Company, Foghorn Leghorn and a Hallelujah Trail: Barry 'The Snake Oil Man' Warren (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica) Kevin 'Swamp Dawg' O'Neill (Vocals, Lap Steel), Colin 'Rain' Rainey (Bass Guitar), Lyle "Sh*thead" Zimmerman (Guitar, Mandolin), and Dave Morgan (Drums). Times: 4 pm doors and dj 5.30 Big Steve/Alan Tyler/guests 6.15 Snakeoil Rattlers 7.00 Co-Pilgrim 8 pm DJ
Upstairs @ Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, 2 Harvey Rd, London E11 3DB Tel:020 8539 2954 www.whatscookin.co.uk
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Sounds Like: Drive-By Truckers, Steve Earle, Slobberbone, Lucero, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bio: The first thing that strikes you about The Snakeoil Rattlers is not only their unique fusion of country, rock, bluegrass, and the outlaw sounds of the South, but also their uncompromising mature encapsulation of how these elements can be formed into a timeless rootsy core.
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“Three bands graced the inaugural night of 'southern live', or as one of the comperes said 'the first in a series of probably one'. What was most impressive was that the three covered a wide variety of musical bases. Anglo-Canadian openers the Snake Oil Rattlers took me by surprise with traditional instruments such as mandolins and dobros to the fore, in preference to much electric guitar. They peddled a brand of outlaw country with some bluegrass mixed in, influenced by Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt, and including a cover of Skynyrd's Made in the Shade, in a set that got rockier as it went along.”
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