Bourbon Street Beat’s new single ‘Crossing On a Bend’ and b-side ‘She’s His Woman’ showcase their signature sound perfectly.
Inspired by 50s and 60s bands such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, as well as Rock’n’Roll legends like Elvis, Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash, each of these influences are apparent in technique and style yet reinterpreted to give Bourbon Street Beat an indie edge.
Iain Hammond (vocals and guitar), Joe Morrison-Hay (bass) and Andy Mackenzie (drums) met at university and formed the band in 2012. Their last EP ‘Knuckles of Brass’ earned them a strong following in Manchester with this release set to spread the word even further.
‘Crossing on a Bend’ was recorded at Blueprints Studios in Salford, engineered by Tim Thomas and mastered by Gary Hadfield.
“They have a sound that seems to mark them out as a band that goes against the grain in terms of how bands from Manchester sound. Kudos to them for doing that, and extra brownie points for pulling off something that doesn’t come across as pretentious.”
Twenty1 Zero Media
“By taking the us from Oldham Street to the Mississippi Delta within a ferocious chord sequence, ‘Bourbon Street Beat’ supply themselves with a ‘Caleb Followill’ style baritone and a bottomless pit of melodies, much like ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’”
The Funky Moped
25th July 2015 – Single Launch, The Castle Hotel, Manchester