Line UpWe’re kind of particular about our music, which is why we’ve only got the finest R&B, Americana, Soul, Blues, Roots and Country musicians on our bill. We'll be announcing more of 2019's line up soon.. Scroll down and click on their lovely faces to check them out in action..
The Budos Band
Saturday night’s headliners will be The Budos Band- from the mighty Daptone Records. Hailing from Brooklyn, The Budos Band play what they describe as “Afro-Soul” – Imagine The JB’s jamming with Black Sabbath and you’re getting close!
Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets
Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets will grace the main stage on the Friday night. Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of a catalogue of songs you know by heart and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician.
Dale Watson & His Lone Stars
Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick and a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and George Jones as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone […]
Cedric was born to the blues, more specifically, hypnotic Mississippi Hill country blues. Learning his craft as the drummer with his grandfather, the legendary Fat Possum recording artist RL Burnside.
Low Cut Connie
Straight out of Philadelphia, with Rolling Stone recently included Dirty Pictures (Part 2) on their list of the 50 Best Albums of 2018 so far, rock n’ rollers Low Cut Connie will be tearing up the main stage, bringing their ferocious live show straight to Euston Hall. “A stand-alone triumph of missionary zeal” – Rolling […]
Born and raised on the Texas / Louisiana border and now based in Austin Texas, Jesse Dayton will be hit the main stage at Red Rooster this Summer. Best known for his guitar contributions to albums by country musicians including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson, Dayton’s story reads like a Who’s Who of […]
The Black Eyed Dogs (Feat. Ethan Johns)
The Black Eyed Dogs feature the polymath Ethan Johns. Ethan is a renowned producer (Paul McCartney, King Of Leon, Laura Marling, Ryan Adams ) but has always been a great singer , songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
With his career-defining third record, Morrow should cement his place as a member of Los Angeles’ country elite. Concrete and Mud is a confident album, rooted in Texas twang, southern stomp, and old-school funky-tonk. Rolling Stone Magazine named Sam as a “highlight of SXSW 2019.”
Sunny Ozell, the New York City songstress, developed her craft over a decade plus of performing and collaborating with some of the city’s best session musicians. With this same tight-knit community of seasoned players, she honed her sound. Sunny’s powerful voice effortlessly weaves together the elements of jazz, blues, and Americana roots that infuse her music.
William The Conqueror
Cornwall trio William the Conqueror head to Red Rooster for the first time, having picking up praise from far flung corners. Ruarri Joseph’s debut album, Proud Disturber of the Peace, was released in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the 2018 UK Americana Awards “UK Album of the Year”.
Birds of Chicago
Birds of Chicago join us for 2019, playing a sparse and ethereal mix of country and blues built around the magical chemistry of Allison Russell and JT Nero.
Weaving blissful 60’s tinged West Coast Americana with a British rock’n’roll swagger, the album oozes with soulfulness, thanks to singer Reid Morrison’s rich, warm vocals, stunning close harmonies and the atmospheric warble of a Mellotron.
Todd Albright is a country blues, twelve string guitar player and vocalist based in Detroit, Michigan. Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots […]
Howlin’ Jaws is Rock & Roll’s blessed recipe : energetic lead vocals, burning guitar riffs, mean doublebass slapping, and smashing drums. All this played by three young movie star looking parisian guys. They are just in their twenties and should be sponsored by a hair pomade brand given the use they make of it. Their […]
J.D.WILKES & THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS
The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic and swampy “hillbilly blues” that is all-at-once irreverent, lyrical, dangerous, and fun.
The young Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Carson McHone makes her debut Red Rooster performance in 2019. The Loose records signing shows off her incredible display of country music, with Rolling Stone Magazine selecting her album “Carousel” as one of the “40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018.”
Powersolo enjoy great respect on the international rock and roll scene, where words like cult and legendary are often used when the band is mentioned. Powersolo has also been collaborating with Chicago Fortune Records, Motown and Norton Records living legend; Andre “Mr Rhythm” Williams and served as backing band for Jon Spencer (Heavy Trash, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion)
ROB HERON (THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA)
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe […]
Brixton born and bred musician brings his remarkable mix of Mississippi blues harmonica with a splash of Caribbean spice to Euston Hall
John J Presley
Growing up in the West Midlands, this was where began to play and tread the boards in various line ups before stepping out directly under his own name. Citing influences from Son House to Mogwai, Alice Coltrane to Nick Cave; The Dirty Three to Duke Garwood, he has developed his own unique sound and forged his own path. Tone, valve amps and pedals are his penchant – an area he now works in at a professional level when not on the road or in the studio.
After the indefinite hiatus in 2013 of popular UK alt-country outfit ahab, songwriter Steven Llewellyn went on to form his own band with the help of ahab originator Dave Burn and former bassist Graham Knight.
James & The Ultrasounds
If you haven’t yet heard James and the Ultrasounds, or seen them live…Do yourself a favour and strap in…Brash, yet thoughtful with unpredictable guitars, soulful organ and pummelling, yet danceable, Memphis-Style rhythm. The four piece rock and roll band is the brainchild of James Godwin, a long-standing face in the Memphis music scene.
One of the newest sensations, the French trio Muddy Gurdy join. They have revisited Northern Mississippi Blues with a Hurdy Gurdy as a second guitar. Their album, recorded in the countryside of Northern Mississippi with the talents of Cedric Burnside and Shardé Thomas, blows some fresh new air in the world of Blues Music. Winner of the […]
Donning his Blues, Soul and Rock n Roll hat, especially for Red Rooster, the legendary Andrew Weatherall will be hitting the late night spot at Howlin’ Woods in 2019.
Jon More (Ninja Tune & Coldcut)
Another infamous DJ, Jon More – one half of Coldcut and co-founder of the mighty Ninja Tune record empire, will be sharing his love of Rock n Roll with the Red Rooster crowd. A veteran of Soul Weekenders and warehouse parties like Flim Flam, he was harvesting crates whilst most other 45Live DJs were still […]
Ashley Beedle & Jo Wallace
DJ and pioneer Ashley Beedle of the infamous Yardism and Black Science Orchestra, joins Jo Wallace of Ramrock Records to present “A Potted History of Black Music – 1940-1978” bringing with them crates of Jump to 60’s RnB and Blues.
Infamous London DJ, Ross Allen will be spinning the best in country and soul till the early hours. Former A&R at Island Records and a presenter on Radio One and BBC London Live, Ross believes you should stay on your toes and make sure no music passes under your radar.
J.D. Wilkes (Legendary Shack Shakers)
Nashville’s JD Wilkes is perhaps best known as the founder of the Legendary Shack Shakers, whose fans include Stephen King, Robert Plant and former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra. JD Wilkes is an American musician, visual artist, author, filmmaker and self-proclaimed “southern surrealist”.
Five good ‘ole boys from Hastings UK with a passion for Hillbilly-Boogie and a sound straight out of Nashville in the 1950’s. Expect good old lap-steel driven country music to get you on your feet and put a smile on your face.
Shipcote & Friends
Quirky country swing from geordie’land & Shipcote & Friends, one of the region’s oft-overlooked gems who will be performing fresh off the back of their latest album, I’m Quite Happy With That
Serious Sam Barrett
Serious Sam Barrett is a hard touring, folk and country singer/songwriter from Otley, West Yorkshire. Playing honest, raw and heartfelt self penned and traditional songs on 12 string guitar and banjo. Raised in the Dales village of Addingham, Sam began performing in and around Leeds in 2004, with word spreading further afield with the release of his 2009 debut album Close To Home. Performing at SXSW […]
Copper Viper is an acoustic folk duo from London, comprised of prolific songwriter and guitarist Robin Joel Sangster and fiddle/mandolin player Duncan Menzies. Drawing inspiration from the British folk and American country/bluegrass traditions, Copper Viper’s music marries haunting melodies and intricate vocal harmonies with searing instrumental passages to create a stylistic blend that is at […]
April 19th is the release date of Americana singer/songwriter Russ Tolman’s new album GOODBYE EL DORADO and marks the beginning of his Goodbye El Dorado Tour which sets off from LA with an album release event at The Love Song in DTLA on Saturday, April 20 and then takes Russ to Europe for shows in Spain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, […]
Wendy May (Locomotion)
The pioneer of “Wendy May’s Locomotion,” It was a legendary clubnight at Kentish Town’s “Town and Country” Club. A night frequented by Elvis Costello, Paul Weller and Madness amongst many more, not to mention being quoted in Nick Hornby’s book “ 31 Songs.” Wendy brings her incredibly discerning taste to the Red Rooster decks for […]
Liam has been playing Soul, Funk and RnB records all over the UK & Europe for the last decade. A life-long obsession with roots music led to Liam hosting Blues Kitchen Radio – Guests on his show have included George Clinton, Seasick Steve, Charles Bradley, Gary Clark Jnr, White Denim, Primal Scream, Black Rebel Motorcycle […]
Dean Chalkley & Adrian from Southend
Dean has played at Red Rooster for the past two years, always bringing his fiery blend up-tempo Rhythm & Blues ’n’ Soul to the party. This year’ll be a double barrel of fun as he’ll be DJin’ back to back for the first of his two hour sets by ace selector and record collector ‘Adrian […]
Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue Sea burst onto the UK music scene last year with their album “Live It Up”, recorded live at Harpenden Blues & Rock Festival. The album was very well received by the press, radio and public alike. They have since gigged with many main acts including Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), The Climax Blues Band, […]
THE MIGHTY GUEVARAS
The Mighty Guevaras are a UK based Blues band, specialising in swampy and funky, Jook-Joint Blues. Playing a mix of their own compositions and selected covers, ranging from their take on hill country blues artists such as R.L Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, as well as the slide heavy sounds of Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore […]
Joli Blon Cajun Band
Joli Blon is a British women’s Cajun band playing stomping hits from the swamps of Louisiana, taking their name from a much-loved Cajun waltz. They are authentic up-tempo dance music that always gets people onto the dance floor.
Andrew Perry has been DJ-ing selectively for 25 years, as a body/spirit release from his main gig as a writer for Mojo, Q, The Daily Telegraph and more, (and as a ghost-writer for, amongst others, Johnny Rotten). He’s curated innumerable parties under the banner Intensive Care, many water-borne on the River Thames, and has busted […]
The host of NTS Radio’s “Country Hayride”, Crispy started in Pennsyltucky and has been on a lifelong search for that perfect country & western song ever since. Always digging deep into stacks of obscure vinyl 45s on his radio show, he will bring a heapin’ helpin’ of old-time, hillbilly, folk, bluegrass, Nashville sound, western swing, […]
Joe first heard Robert Johnson on a scratchy LP 40 years ago and has been in love ever since. In 2002 he compiled the influential ‘Nu Blues’ album, Balling The Jack and in 2003 started his long-running Balling The Jack radio show on Resonance FM playing “13 Bar Blues”. As well as DJ-ing at clubs […]
Rockingbirds and Edwyn Collins guitar player Andy Hackett has been a keen record collector since the age of eight but has only been DJing around London with his Lucky Sevens Roadshow for the last six months. Normally only playing out with his original 1970s disco system his vast and diverse boxes of seven inch singles […]
Joe Harvey-Whyte & Naomi Larsson (Honky Tonk Thursdays )
Honky Tonk Thursdays take you on a trip to the golden era of the Grand Ole Opry, spinning only the finest in classic Honky Tonk, Western Swing and Bakersfield records. Pedal steel wizard Joe Harvey-Whyte and country songstress Naomi Larsson are hosts and resident DJs at Honky Tonk Thursdays at The Camden Blues Kitchen.
Hank JD Sleek
With an eclectic mix of Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Blues, Western Swing, Bluegrass, Hillbilly, Cajun, Zydeco and rockin’ roots Hank JD Sleek makes your feet happy and your ears glad to be alive! As well as being booked for Djing support for such bands as Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, The Vagaband, Hot Club of […]
Del Day – Songs from The Ark
Songs from The Ark draws a playlist of carefully chosen music drawn very loosely from the well of Country, Roots, Americana and Blues with the odd Classic Rock, psych nugget, and Garage gem thrown in for good measure. Basically, if its good, its in! If it ain’t, it ain’t.
A long standing resident as both a DJ and one of Blues Kitchen’s house band members, George’s eclectic vinyl mixes of Soul, Funk and R’n’B has taken him across Europe, North America and Asia to perform. Closer to home he can be found regularly performing across London venues, playing records most recently found on his travels.
Food & Drink
Soulshakers live and breathe good ol’ southern style hospitality and have created some of the most renowned cocktails around. They have worked closely with the best American whiskey brands throughout the years and concocted some magic recipes for our good roosters.
The Mac Factory
“The Mac Daddy of Mac n Cheese places” – MTV UK This is serious Mac n Cheese like no other. Need we say more?
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