On Thursday 15th May (our two month anniversary fact fans), Barrence Whitfield & The Savages drop by to christen our shop with our first ever in-store performance.
They'll be playing a short set from 5.30pm, before heading over to the Railway for a gig that evening. Make sure you arrive early, as we're a small shop and can only fit in so many people!
If you're not familiar with Barrence and his Savages, sit back and let me fill you in with a potted history:
Barrence Whitfield is a full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke. He has been described as the owner of one incredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy and unmatched enthusiasm for his music and his audience. Barrence is a rarity in this business–one of a few black, rock n roll singer/entertainers who Spin Magazine says maintains a frenzied performance. The Savages also include Peter Greenburg on guitar, of fellow Boston legends DMZ and Lyres.
"A ferocious blast of distorted guitar riffs, skronking sax and explosive testifying" so says MOJO Magazine
Here they are performing 'The Corner Man' on Jools Holland late last year, taken from their current album, Dig Thy Savage Soul: