These Wicked Rivers II EP launch was held at The Hairy Dog, although it had to be moved to a smaller room upstairs a few days prior, it was a great evening and made the event more of an intimate affair.
Kicking the night off was The Most Ugly Child. They are a six piece country band from Nottingham, albeit not a band I was expecting but I was very pleasantly surprised. With their debut album “Copper and Lace” now available, they played some of their own original songs including “What Might Have Been” and “Golden Gates“. With a tough rock crowd, they did an impressive job of warming the crowd up and I’m sure they will have gained a few more fans.
Next up were Black Rose Cadillac and I had heard so many good things about this band so I was really looking forward to seeing them for myself. I was not disappointed! They are a five piece rock band from the Midlands who are certainly on the up. A favourite song of mine was their new single ” The Devils Road“, I urge you all to give it a listen. They had an electrifying stage presence and great hard rock n roll, Black Rose Cadillac certainly geared the crowd up and I look forward to seeing them again.
It was now time for These Wicked Rivers, with everyone now packed in like sardines everyone was geared up to listen to the long awaited EP “II”. As expected they played the EP in its entirety and was most definitely worth the wait. The crowd did not disagree, the room was well and truly rocking. My favourite being “Wicked River Blues” and a good one to start the set with. I loved the guys version of Rag and Bone Mans “Humans”, certainly something a little different.
The encore bought them back with two covers like you’ve never heard before, Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” and Coolio’s “Gangsters Paradise”. A great night was had by all and the guys should be very proud of themselves, the second EP is fantastic. I am now eagerly awaiting their debut album!
They have returned, with another great EP! Derbyshire based rock band These Wicked Rivers are due to release their second selection of musical art which will not disappoint. These Wicked Rivers ‘II’ will be a great addition to anybody’s music collection with a selection of songs that will make you want to let your hair down and rock!!!
These Wicked Rivers ‘II’ starts as it means to go on, with ‘Wicked Rivers Blues‘ being the first track on the EP. This track is smooth and prepares you for what’s to come. With more catchy tracks like ‘That Girl‘ and ‘Testify‘, these songs will appeal to anyone who has a taste for rock, with great vocals from John Hartwell, face melting guitar from Arran Day, thundering bass from Jon Hallam and last but not least amazing drums by Dan Southhall, this EP has a amazing sound that can be enjoyed by rockers of all ages.
The EP will be launched on 28th April 2017 at the Hairy Dog in Derby, so if you are out and about in the Midlands area, get yourself down there for a good night. This band don’t just Know how to release a good EP oh no, they also know how to put on an awesome show!!
So don’t just take my word for it get, check these guys out and don’t forget to get your copy of ‘II’ and get ROCKING!!!!
Watch ‘These Wicked Rivers’ performing ‘Don’t Pray For Me’ LIVE at Skegness Rock and Blues 24/01/2016
Track Listing is as follows: 1.Wicked River Blues 2.Stones Painted Gold 3.That Girl 4.When The War Is Won 5.Testify 6.Put Me On Trial (For Who I Am) 7.Don’t Pray For Me
If you like bands that rock then check these guys out. This is the first EP from These Wicked Rivers, called ‘The Enemy’ and it doesn’t disappoint. They are distinctive in there style with a brilliant lead singer who has a unique voice. Their drums are heavy with a good beat and backed up with mind blowing riffs – this is not a band to miss for true rock fans, so check them out.
If you prefer slow gentle riffs and lyrics ‘The Bottom Of Here’ is definitely one for you, but if you like heavy guitar riffs and pounding drum beats check out ‘The Enemy’ and ‘Ladykiller’.
So what you waiting for – get out and get this EP and if you love live music, they are touring all over so go see them, you won’t be disappointed!
Band members are: John Hartwell (Vocals and Rhythm Guitar), Arran Day (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals), Jon Hallam (Bass Guitar) and Dan Southall (Drums)