Snakecharmer plus Support
Friday 19th October 2018
Reception Room, Troon Concert Hall, Ayrshire
Bar Opens 6.30pm | Stage Times 7.30pm
Tickets £18.50 each
For many at WinterStorm 2017 the highlight was Bernie Marsden on stage in Scotland again bringing back the memories of all those late seventies and early eighties nights of classic blues-based rock at The Apollo with Whitesnake.
Well, South Beach Sessions have got another dose of 'snake derived blues rock with the arrival of Snakecharmer in Troon on Friday October 19th.
The British hard rock supergroup was originally founded in 2011 by former Whitesnake/David Coverdale members Micky Moody and Neil Murray along with the perfect mix of high calibre musicians including Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Harry James (Thunder, Magnum), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath live), and Chris Ousey (Heartland).
The band's debut self-titled album was released in 2013 and musically the record showed a finely crafted hard rock style mixed with blues and melodic overtones, akin to Micky and Neil's former band and Bad Company, with hints of early Foreigner as well.
Second Skin was the hotly anticipated second effort from the band and took the listener straight back to the good old days of real rock n' roll played with heart and soul. In the second album the band found its own unique musical identity and in particular Laurie Wisefield and Chris Ousey contributed some very powerful and melodic songs, which still have the Snakecharmer blues-rock distinctive trademarks.
The October dates some of the new songs, together with the best of their established classics, both Snakecharmer and Whitesnake, and showcase the new virtuoso guitarist, Simon McBride. The core line up remains for the Scottish dates with Chris Ousey (vocals), Laurie Wisefield (guitar), Simon McBride (guitar) and of course Neil Murray (bass) and will feature the drummer Jon Finnigan and keyboard player Richard Lindup from Inglorious.
Tom Russell will be on the decks from 7pm playing the rock classics and support band from 7.30pm
Tickets for the gig are priced at £18.50 and are available from The Harbour Bar Troon and The Gaiety Theatre or online at SouthBeachSessions.co.uk, Skiddle and TicketScotland. The capacity for the venue is only 160 so these gigs may sell out quickly and there is no guarantee of a ticket on the door.