Acoustic and Unplugged
_ Main Venue _
Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged is a four-piece outfit consisting of Larry Love (vocals), Aurora Dawn (vocals), Rock Freebase (guitar), and Harpo Strangelove (harmonica).
With this line up they bring a whole new dimension to the songs made famous by Alabama 3. This isn’t acid house music, this is country/gospel/delta blues, but played with a rhythm you’ve still got to dance to.
With the addition of Aurora Dawn to the line up there’s an added injection of soul – or, as it says on the cover of the band’s latest album ‘Revolver Soul’ this is ‘soul music with a gun against your head’.
By performing in this stripped down acoustic way the band’s aim was to show the songs in a format reminiscent of the people that have been their inspiration, chiefly the old Delta Blues players like Fred MacDowell and Bukka White.
“I’ve developed a style of guitar, that combines elements of both MacDowell and White, with a hint of banjo picking, and tried to give it a more modern, urban twist.”
‘Blending techno, acid house and country, Alabama 3 has scored big across the Big Pond.
Their music has appeared in “The Sopranos” as the theme song and in the film “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
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“The best live band in the country” – The Guardian
“This is the first band I could ever dance to in the daytime hours without chemical assistance…and that says a lot” – Irvine Welsh – Author of Trainspotting and Filth
“They swing like the devil’s own dick. Alabama 3 beat a righteous drum and party like bastards.” – Time Out
“If anyone thinks that politics and religion aren’t suitable subjects for rock ‘n’ roll they should check out Alabama 3” – The Times
“The thought of not having Alabama 3 fills me with horror” – Stephen King
“A monumental waste of time” – NME
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).