CROW BLACK CHICKEN
+ BORN HEALER
+ Vincent Flatts
CROW BLACK CHICKEN have earned a reputation as one of Ireland’s top blues acts. Their sound combines elements of folk and hard rock with the blues rock of bands like Gov’t Mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin. An extremely hard working band, they have built up a strong underground following throughout Ireland, the US, and Europe with multiple well received tours and one off gigs, including a slot at Glastonbury.
Helen Turner, on vocals, from Glasgow, Scotland, has been rated by Classic Rock magazine as being “the real deal”. She and Iain Black, on guitar, also from Scotland, met in London as songwriters, and recorded and toured with various bands, before joining up with drummer Andy Jones, from Manchester, in the Bare Bones Boogie Band. With that band, they established themselves on the UK blues circuit, were nominated in the British Blues Awards, and released three albums. The last of these, Tattered & Torn, was voted one of the top albums of 2013 by Classic Rock: Blues magazine. Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin was seen at one of their gigs at the time, and the band were given the front cover of Blues in Britain magazine. Marek Funkas, on bass, completed the Born Healer family in 2015. Originally from Poland, Marek has lived in London for 20 years and played most of his music in the UK. Together the band released their debut album, ‘Til the Dawn, in 2016.
Blues, booze ‘n’ boogie. Three words that capture just what this Birmingham (UK) band is all about. If you’ve seen them on the road, you’ll know exactly what this means. If not, you’ll figure it out really quickly once you do. Vincent Flatts is a southern infused blues ‘n’ boogie band, with a set that takes audiences from swampy delta blues, to fast and exciting boogie rock ‘n’ roll. But throughout, one thing is constant: Steve ‘Bertie’ Burton’s killer voice. In the past, Bertie toured the world fronting Starfighters (support to AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, and many more. But Vincent Flatts has been his baby for 20+ years. Now, in 2018, featuring an all-new lineup, he and the band have been busy performing at venues and festivals across the UK and Scandinavia, as well as gradually working on a new album. Look out for that in spring 2019.