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The BossHoss

The NIA Birmingham 6th November 2014.

The enormity of tonight’s line up here at The NIA in Birmingham is one which The West Midlands has been looking forward to for sometime and when you reflect upon the lifelong achievements of our headline band, Motorhead and also those of The Damned, you are actually looking at some of the most notable contributions in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. But the greatness of tonight’s line up first fires up with the outstanding German Band, The BossHoss.

The BossHoss have been gracing stages across Europe for the past decade with a musical style that has been affectionately referred to as Country Trash Punk Rock. Originally recognised for their outlandish reworkings and covers of popular chart hits, that included such greats as ‘Hey Ya’ by Outcast and ‘Word Up’ by Cameo, The BossHoss have become masters of their own sound with a stage presence that is as commanding to watch, as the music they play is to listen to.

Boss Burns

Having said that, The BossHoss are by no means one trick ponies and when it comes to writing and performing their own original material, they certainly stand in no ones shadow!

Ernesto Escobar de Tijuana

With their new album ’God Loves Cowboys’ released only a matter of days ago, tonight’s set saw songs from it’s track listing presented for the audience’s enjoyment and enjoy it they clearly did, judging by their hearty vocal accompaniment to many of the songs!

Guss Brooks

Tracks played tonight included ‘Last Day (Do or Die)’, ‘I Keep On Dancing’ and ’Don’t Gimme That’ to name just a few, all of which posses that intriguing cowboy style Quentin Tarantino aura that just seems to flow free and easy from The BossHoss.

Hoss Power

Joining The BossHoss on stage tonight were their mariachi touring band and even though the stage at the NIA could never be called small, there really wasn’t much room up there to swing a Stetson, but never the less, it all worked perfectly.

Russ T. Rocket

Song of the set for me and their parting gift tonight was ‘Word Up’, and what a way to end their performance it was!

Sir Frank Doe

Tonight’s set list looked like this: 1.Last Day (Do or Die) 2.Bullpower 3. I Keep On Dancing 4.Backdoor Man 5. Stallion Battalion 6.Don’t Gimme That  7.Word Up

Sadly, permission to photograph tonight did not extend beyond The BossHoss’s set, so that is where the pics end folks but with regards to catching sight and sound of the performances from The Dammed and Motorhead, both left no doubt in my mind that Rock ‘n’ Roll still lives on loud and proud from these masters of their genre’s.

Finally, a big Thank You has to go out to The BossHoss and their Management Team for allowing Music224 to be part of an all round top notch and unforgettable night of music.

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.

The BossHoss

New Album Release – ‘GOD LOVES COWBOYS’.

The BossHoss

On November 3rd The BossHoss release the album ‘God Loves Cowboys’ to celebrate being the special guests on Motörhead’s UK tour.

‘God Loves Cowboys’ is not meant to be a ‘Greatest Hits‘ nor is it by any means a ‘Best Of’. The BossHoss put together the track listing to commemorate 10 years in the saddle. The ‘God Loves Cowboys’ album includes many of The BossHoss classics, live staples and is designed to show the uniqueness and versatility of a band.

In this ton-up run, the BossHoss touch down at almost every station of their eclectic musical career and putting the emphasis on Rock, the album rolls along at breakneck speed to take the listener on a ride that is a multifaceted homage to a long lived love of velocity, adventure and the open road. ‘God Loves Cowboys’ features 16 songs, including the single ‘Whatever’ plus 14 other original songs and covers of Motörhead’s “Killers’ and Cameo’s ‘Word Up’.

The BossHoss have long since established themselves as one of the most innovative and compelling live acts in the European live music-landscape.

After 1.5 million records sold in Germany alone, countless awards, gold and platinum records, and sold-out arena tours, this year the band picked up an Echo Award (equivalent of a Grammy) in Germany for ‘Best Rock Band’ and won the ‘Best Live Act’ award at the World Music Awards 2014.

Additionally in recent years, the band have enjoyed huge success, thanks to their charismatic appearance as coaches on the blockbusting television talent show ‘The Voice Of Germany‘ – reaching over 5 million viewers twice weekly.

Internationally, in their sweat drenched whirlwind performances, The BossHoss are as much at home on the huge stages of festivals such as Download, Soundwave, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Wacken, Azkena Rock or Novarock, as they are in the intimate indie clubs like Glasgow’s King Tut‘s, The Garage, London, or the Continental Club in Austin, Texas…

The seven piece BossHoss over time have refined their crossover recipe of Country, Rock‘n‘Roll, Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, Metal, Blues, Punk and Funk into a homogenous, even blend of old-school meets new-school and they continue to wreak mayhem with each performance. The soul of the music itself, might remind you of an encounter between Johnny Cash and Elvis on the eve of the apocalypse. Every show is doused in a high-proof brew, fermented from decades of great music history, for a hedonistic celebration to the demon spirit of Rock‘n‘Roll, where no audience will be left thirsty!

Motörhead, The Damned and The BossHoss play the O2 Apollo Manchester on 4th November, Birmingham NIA on 6th November and London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 8th November. And when asked about opening for Motörhead, The BossHoss exclaimed ‘Would you fuckin’ adam and eve it?!

The BossHoss are opening up for Motörhead on their next UK TOUR. Holy Scheisse, NO GERMAN ANGST TO SAUERCROWD SURF AT WEMBLEY!’

This event is going to be an unrivaled night of rock’n’roll ! So don’t miss Motörhead, The Damned and The BossHoss when they blast through the UK this November.

To Pre Order ‘God Loves Cowboys’

‘God Loves Cowboys
01 Bullpower.
02 Whatever.
03 Liberty Of Action.
04 God Loves Cowboys.
05 Do It.
06 Stallion Battalion.
07 Shake & Shout.
08 Backdoor Man.
09 Don’t Gimme That.
10 My Personal Song.
11 Keep On Dancing.
12 My Way.
13 Last Day (Do Or Die).
14 Break Free.
15 Killers.
16 Word Up.

Catalogue Number : 4709427
Bar Code : 00602547094278

The BossHoss UK tourdates November 2014 w/ Motörhead And The Damned

Tuesday 04 Nov 02 APOLLO – MANCHESTER
Thursday 06 Nov BIRMINGHAM – NIA

Tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk