Updated on SATURDAY 21st DECEMBER….
A HAPPY XMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND THANKS FOR GIVING US ANOTHER AMAZING YEAR WITH THE INCREDIBLE SUCCESS OF THE CD GODS & HIGHWAY & OLD GUITARS!!!
NOTE – THE POSTPONED XMAS SHOW AT THE BULLS HEAD BARNES, HAS NOW BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY 13TH JANUARY, SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE ROBIN BIBI, TIM MATTHEWMAN, THE STEVE EGGS BAND, PETE SARGEANT & BAND, WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
This summer We released the new CD, Gods & Highways & Old Guitars, with great cover art by Martin Cook. This in my view is a ground breaking new CD for the Band, which has received unprecedented critical acclaim. If you want a signed copy PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org for info. THANKS TO ALL THAT CAME TO THE GREAT LAUNCH GIGS AND THE AMAZING PRESS AND RADIO PLAY THIS CD HAS ACHIEVED WITHIN 2 MONTHS OF RELEASE. IT IS ALREADY ON OVER 200 STATIONS IN THE US (OVER 10 STATIONS), FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS (PURPLE HAZE RADIO PLUS 3 OTHERS) BELGIUM, CROATIA, SPAIN, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, FINLAND AND THE UK (Including BBC Radio Scotland and Radio Caroline). Gary has completed interviews for Classic Rock, A 5 page interview IN OCTOBERS EDITION OF Guitar &; Bass, about his guitar collection and the CD, Radio Caroline, Radio Cambridge, Purple Haze Radio Netherlands with the great Jan Marius Franzen and Pete Feenstra’s stand out interview on Get Ready to Rock (check out the great review too!), plus now a whole page article in October’s Classic Rock Blues Magazine…
- Monday 13th January 2014, The Roadhouse New Years Party, (our re-arranged Xmas blast) with tons of special guests and a one hour plus set from Roadhouse
- Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th January, Roadhouse play the Skegness National Festival of Rock & Blues. Saturday 12.30 pm running the festivals jam session, main slot
at 20.30 on Sunday 26th
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:
READ PETE FEENSTRA’S REVIEW OF THE CD IN THE REVIEW SECTION OF THIS SITE!
Hell On Wheels, Can’t Say No, Katrina, Gods & Highways & Old Guitars, Blues Motel, Slow Down, Skinwalker, Spirits Across the Water, The Big Easy & Sinner. This CD gives a stronger emphasis to the Americana theme of our music, combining some more Bluesy structures with our most extensive use of female vocals.
- We have been given out stage time for our appearance at the great Cambridge Rock Festival this year. We are on stage at 18.30 – 19.30 pm on Sunday 4th August – www.cambridgerockfestival.co.uk
SUCCESS AT THE BRITISH FESTIVAL OF BLUES & ROCK – SKEGNESS – 2013
A massive thanks for everyone’s support at this years festival. We played a good 45 minute set before running in my opinion close to the best ever Festival jam session. Then on the Sunday night (even though we were up against the two big stages) we played to a packed house in JAKS. The best Roadhouse gig for over a year. The new songs went down a proverbial storm. Lots of people pre ordered the new CD, ‘Gods & Highways & Old Guitars’ and we are hoping for a May release. Thanks for the tremendous support
We also played a fantastic night in Newmarket at the giant Community Hall on Saturday 16th February with young UK guitar wizard, Ben Poole. This was all organised by those lovely Cambridge Rock Festival people. another all time good gig.
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?
In 2012 we have had some really good turn outs during the bands return to gigging over the last 6 months. For details of some of the great shows we have played have a look under the journal section of this website.
I am pleased to annouce that Sarah Harvey-Smart has joined our Band of amazing female vocalists and she has consistently delievered a great string of performances since our return to the stage following my surgery last spring.
Highlights In Recent Years: Three great performances at major festivals in August 2011, the Cambridge Rock Festival, Rythm Festival and Merton Abbey Mills. One great consequence of these performances is that expert and well known Publicist, James.H.Soars http://jameshsoars.com/ picked up the promotion of Dark Angel, which had a complete launch to UK and some European press and radio over September – November 2011. This lead to many high street reviews and additional extensive radio play across the UK and Europe. Another major highlight WAS OUR APPEARANCE AT GLASTOBURY IN 2010
- Two two great peformances as well as running the jam on the JAKS stage at 2012 and 2013′s National Rock & Blues Festival at Butlins Skegness as well as our second consequtive appearance at the Broadstairs Blues Bash
Keep the Faith
Overview – About 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, Dark Angel (widely regarded as their best) is on general release
- Over 2,000 live shows, including many high profile festival appearances
- Appearances at Glastonbury 2010, 8 appearances at the Blues Rock Weekend 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 Blues Matters review: “They veer towards the rocky side of the Blues, but are clearly Blues based and play in a punchy style with musicianship of the highest quality”.
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 Americalaced 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 their amazing pool of additional female vocalists:
- Suzie.D – Vocals
- Kelly Marie Hobbs – Vocals
- Rachel Clark – Vocals
Contact Band: 07855-257728