Gig: Virgil & The Accelerators + Xander & The Peace Pirates – Telford’s Warehouse, Tower Wharf, Chester: Saturday, 23rd May
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
An explosive blues/rock ‘double header’ coming up at Telford’s Warehouse, Chester:
Having made a statement of intent with their stunning all original debut album ‘The Radium’, followed by a series of high profile shows with legends such as Michael Schenker, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter and Wilko Johnson, Virgil The Accelerators are now establishing themselves as one of the UK’s premier exponents of young high energy Blues. April 2013 saw the release of ‘Live From Marshall’ a spectacular DVD capture of their stunning live sold out show at the holy grail of sound ‘Marshall Amplification’.
‘Best of 2011′ Classic Rock Magazine year round-up.
2nd in The coveted USA magazine Blues Rock Review ‘Best albums 2011?
‘‘VATA have already gone some way to establishing themselves on the UK touring circuit, Yet few will have expected a debut album quite as mature and accomplished as this’’ Classic Rock 8/10
‘As a trio their is not much that can touch them and the way Virgil wields his guitar would scare even the most seasoned pro, he is simply that good’ Firebrand Magazine 9/10
‘The Radium is right up there with the best albums of the year. The sky is the limit for Virgil and the Accelerators and soon enough they will take their place as one of the best bands around’ Blues Rock Review Magazine 8.5/10
Xander and the Peace Pirates are a testament to musical integrity and personal strength. Combining soul, blues and rock, and growing their fan base through inspired songwriting and memorable performances, brothers Keith and Stu were discovered on YouTube by Gibson Brands CEO Henry Juszkiewicz. Performing for Gibson at international events, the band caught the attention of not just an ever-growing number of fans but also industry legends like Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, the Stones)—who was so smitten by their music he offered to produce the band’s first album.
With haunting riffs, genius melodies, and star-quality charisma, Xander and the Peace Pirates continue to share their musical passion to standing ovations—while spreading a universal message of peace, love and harmony.
Free admission before 9 pm; £4 after