Gig: The Stumble – Carlisle – 07 Feb 2009

Posted on: Saturday, Jan 31, 2009

The Stumble

Lakes Court Hotel, Carlisle

Sat 07 Feb 2009

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SO WHO ARE THE STUMBLE ?…
If you’ve seen us before then you will know that we are all about live rapturous Chicago style rhythm & blues. If you are new to the band, then allow me to explain….
The Stumble are a six piece band based in and around Preston in the North-West and what you get is a classic valve driven back line driven with shuffle and roll. Influences range from B.B. King, Freddy King, Muddy Waters, Maceo Parker, The Allman Brother’s Band,Booker T, King Curtis etc.Basically, if music has that screwed down ambient live feel expressed by some of these guys, then it’ll get on our turntable.

Our debut album ‘The World is Tough’ came out in 2006 via cdbaby and received rave reviews throughout the UK blues communities and further afield.We have been doing a serious schedule of UK appearances since then, with sell out gigs at blues clubs, independent venues and some great festival appearances across the country and in Ireland.

The second album ‘The Houngan’ is brand new Nov 2008 and paints a more diverse musical canvas than the previous album. This was recorded and mixed at Restrike Studios in Manchester during July 08 predominantly live on to 2” tape to capture the warmth and ambience of the band’s live performance. ‘The Houngan’ is an attempt at a more polished studio album, but one in which the band’s live edge and the warmth and ambience of a valve back line was assured. The album is designed to be as diverse, in terms of tones and tempos, as possible. We wanted the listener to understand our influences, yet hopefully appreciate that the sound and style of the numbers are our own. The tracks roll and rumble, but the colour which the soloists add to the melting pot really makes this album rich. You won’t have to turn up your bass booster on your stereo to get a thump out of some of these songs, just turn up the volume and it will be like the band are right there in the room with you.

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