Updated on Saturday 3rd September August 2016
STOP PRESS AIRPLAY OF THE NEW CD CITY OF DECAY IS REALLY TAKING OFF (GLOBALLY) AND WE ARE CURRENTLY NUMBER 9 IN THE IBBA CHART (As per end of July)
THERE WAS A SPECIAL RADIO PROGRAMME ABOUT THE NEW CD, FEATURING AN INTERVIEW WITH GARY AND MULTIPLE TRACKS ON THE RADIO, ON THE GREAT PETE FEENSTRA SHOW ON GET READY TO ROCK RADIO, AND WAS REPEATED TUESDAY (17TH & 19TH JULY), YOU CAN LISTEN AT ANY TIME VIA A PLAYBACK FEATURE – FOLLOW THE LINK
http://www.getreadytorockradio.com/pete_feenstra_feature.htm – For the live shows
https://www.mixcloud.com/grtr/the-pete-feenstra-feature-gary-boner-roadhouse-17-july-2016/ To hear the repeat of the show whenever suits you
SUCCESS AT THE COLNE NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF R&B AND THE CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL –
We played a great set to a good crowd, closing the Blues Matters British stage at this years Colne festival on Monday 29th September (See the great pictures in the Journal and Review Website sections)
The Band also played one its finest ever shows to a packed arena at The Cambridge Rock Festival (Saturday 6th August 2016). The show was dedicated to Mandie’s Mother, Pauline Graham who died on Friday afternoon. The festival kindly drove Mandie to her Mother’s bedside and her brave performance and the emotional power of the show touched many of the Audience, including members of the watching super group Mostly Autumn. Mandie was interviewed live on the 7th August by both Radio Cambridge and Radio Caroline.
This followed us pulling an unbelievable crowd at the Tuesday Night Blues Club in Coulsdon (Over 65 people on a Tuesday) for a great show
FEATURED GIGS & NEWS:
WE HAVE THE NEW CD, CITY OF DECAY, PROBABLY OUR GREATEST EVER, IF YOU WANT A COPY MAIL email@example.com, it was officially released on the 15th of July by Proper Distribution WE ARE DELIGHTED WITH THE END PRODUCT, AFTER SPENDING LONGER IN THE STUDIO THAN EVER BEFORE. COVER ART FROM MARTIN COOK IS INSANELY GOOD…TRACKS:
-This House is on Fire
– City of Decay
– King of the Streets
– Blues Highway (Epic Version)
– Midnight Rain
– Night of the Gun
– Queen of the Mountain
– Blues Highway (Radio Edit)
– Turn Your Face Into the Wind
Our publicist James Soars says:”To be more specific, I think it’s more anthemic that the previous albums, certainly more rock than blues but will still appeal to blues media, but I think we should be able to widen the boundaries when it comes to reviews etc. Just been skipping through the tracks again, certainly sounds more laid back yet still very powerful and the vocals are more to the fore which is no bad thing. Can hear touches of Springsteen in the overall sound, more mature if you know what I mean.”
Ace DJ Tony Corner (One of only 2 DJ’s we shared an advance copy with) has so far played the full version of ‘Blues Highway’Ttwice, from the new CD, City of Decay, ‘This House Is On Fire’, ‘City of Decay'(Twice), ‘Night of the Gun’ ,’Midnight Rain’ (Twice), and Queen of the Mountain (Twice).
This song has also been featured on Pete Feenstra’s excellent Get Ready to Rock show). These were the first play of any songs from the CD and they have received a great response from his international audience. A full interview with Gary and ‘City of Decay’ special was being aired on Pete Feenstra’s show in July. You can tune into it on https://www.mixcloud.com/grtr/the-pete-feenstra-feature-gary-boner-roadhouse-17-july-2016/
Digital Blues Radio and the excellent Ashwyn has also put the CD on the weekly playlist (“This House Is On Fire”) of this station that goes out in the UK, France, Canada, Kansas and loads more, have a look on www.digitalblues.co.uk
Please tune in to Tony Cornerr’s 2 hours epic Blues Rock show tonight where a Roadhouse song will be featured again. Tune regularly into Pete Feenstra’s killer show too, on Get Ready to Rock Radio.
Sunday 2nd October 2016, Bedford Esquires (5pm Start), highly recommended, Great venue,
Sunday 9th October 2016 – The Red Lion, Stevenage, Great venue, run by the legendary Trevor the Hat Keeling!
Thursday 20th October 2016, ,The Woodlands Art Centre, Gillingham, ME7 2BU, Double Header with The Deep Blue Sea (Ex Little Devils), Roadhouse on 2nd https://www.facebook.com/Bluesatthewoodlands/
Sunday 23rd October 2016, The Cavern, Raynes Park, Afternoon Gig, Great venue, Top Local Venue, Highly recommended, 4.00pm start, Admission Free
See the great photographer John Bull’s new site and check out the amazing Roadhouse section at … http://www.rockrpix.com, its possible to by hard copy pictures of the Band hear and their is a brand new gallery to explore – See the Roadhouse section for a choice of Cambridge Rock Festival, Boom Boom Club Sutton FC, or the Cavern
Hell On Wheels from Cambridge 2014.
ROADHOUSE NOW ON TWITTER, Follow us on twitter at Roadhousegb (Case sensitive) – Account run by the lovely Sarah Harvey Smart
See videos of us live at the Cambridge Rock Festival (4/8/2013):
The Big Easy:
Gods & Highways & Old Guitars Version 1:
Gods & Highways & Old Guitars Version 2:
A full write up of these festival appearances can be found under the Journal section of this site. Some of our performances can be seen by some of the following crowd taken video clips?
HISTORY OF ROADHOUSE:
Roadhouse are one of the UK’s most established, big stage Blues/Rock acts. A collaboration between experienced Blues/Rock musicians and much younger, talented female vocalists, Roadhouse are generally regarded as generating some of the best original material in the UK. Lead by acclaimed song writer, song writer, guitar player and singer, Gary Boner; 2010 saw the Band go from strength to strength.
Roadhouse are signed to Blues Matters/Krossborder Rekords and their current CD, Gods & Highways & Old Guitars (Widely regarded as their best) is on general release
– Over 2,000 live shows, including many high profile festival appearances
– Appearances at Glastonbury 2010, 11 appearances at the National Festival of Blues & Rock Skegness, 7 appearances at the National R&B Festival Colne, 2 at the National Blues Festival Burnley and numerous festivals across Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland and France. This includes playing to nearly 10,000 people at the Antwerp festival with Dr Feelgood and John Hammond in 2005
– The release of 11 critically accalimed CD’s, that have achieved play (frequently full rotation) on over 500 radio stations in more than 20 different countries
– Live appearance (3 tracks) on the Paul Jones Show, BBC2 in 2004
– Roadhouse have opened for and in somecases played higher on the bill, than some major artists including:
Walter Trout, Joe Bonamassa, The Animals, The Yardbirds, Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, The Hamsters, Wilco Johnson, Mick Taylor (of the Rolling Stones), Pat Travers and others too many to mention
Roadhouse was formed in 1991 by Gary Boner and Robert.A.Roberts (past member) ably assisted throughout by the driving bass of Bill Hobley and the the powerful drumming of Roger Hunt. Seizing on an eclectic mix of influences from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Creedence Clearwater Revival, the band has developed a sound all of its own. It’s basically ‘Southern Gothic Americana’ with a splash of added South London. In the words of a recent Maverick Review
“Britain’s finest Roots rockers, a dark coming together of Country, Rock and Blues”
In 2004 the Band released a CD , heralded by many critics as the best UK Blues Rock release of the year. No Place To Hide achieved an overwhelmingly positive reaction. “The whole CD is a wonderful and varied collection of songs played to the highest standard by a group of fine musicians. It deserves to take the band on to a higher level. I strongly recommend it” – Blues Matters! Magazine review.
The current release is the highly acclaimed ‘Dark Angel’.
Roadhouse’s music has always been different, country-rock, heading into roots and blues, with a dark, cinematic world view, the still back routes of America laced with the dirtier back streets of London. This is the band’s 11th album and is the pinnacle of their achievements, rumbling, roaring and screaming in pain while never losing track of the country undertones – Nick Dalton, Maverick Magazine
Gary Boner – Guitar & Vocals
Bill Hobley – Bass
Roger Hunt – Drums
Danny Gwilym – Guitar
Mandie.G – Vocals
Sarah Harvey-Smart -Vocals
And guest appearances from Kelly Marie (vocals)
Contact Band: 07855-257728