Southbound, the upcoming blues-rock band based in London, are kicking up quite a storm. Bringing an exclusive take on British Blues, audiences are enthralled by the unique sounds and grooves that the band create on stage which has helped to propel their career forward. With inspirations drawing from blues, rock, jazz, funk and soul, Tom (vocals), Elliot (rhythm and lead guitar), Jordan (rhythm and lead guitar), Dan (bass) and Aaron (drums) each bring something distinctive to the table that could only be described as the sound of Southbound; it could be argued that their material, both in theme and performance, could only derive from a veteran of the music industry, however, this can be accredited to their hard work and passion for music. Whilst writing, the band draw from the sounds of greats such as Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, the Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, and Eric Clapton but also from quite unorthodox artists like Santana, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr and jazz-fusion band Snarky Puppy. When performing live, all these influences come together to create an unparalleled live experience that’s both entertaining and mesmerising.
2017 saw many a triumph for the band supporting acts such as: the Stevie Nimmo Trio, Laurence Jones, Martin Turner of Wishbone Ash, John Verity of Argent, Frankie Miller’s Fullhouse and Red Butler (just to name a few); blasting onto the stage of Pride in London at Trafalgar Square in front of a total of 17,000 people, winning the Introducing Stage at the Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Skegness, and performing at the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne. A good year to say the least! Whilst 2018 is set to be an even better year - what with their return to both the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival and the Great British Rock and Blues Festival on both their Main Stages, as well as making their debut onto the stages of Whitby and Clitheroe - it is their upcoming debut album, being produced by Steve Honest (Dolly Parton, Ry Cooder, Boy George), that is to be the most anticipated part of the year. Whilst their previous self-titled EP in 2016 was merely a taste of what the band has to offer, their upcoming release is sure to shake the foundations of the British Blues Circuit and perhaps even beyond.