Quote 'sensational and a real blues treat' Park & Dare Theatre Treorchy February 09
The Electric Revelators
were formed in Swansea, South
Wales in 2004.
Originally called The Revelators, they are one of the UK's
leading blues bands & official support to The Animals.
The members are Gordon Wride,
Simon Gregory, Colin Goldring and Sam Goldring
Playing an electric set of Chicago, Texas and British Blues
(with an indie twist), they have performed (and been invited
back) at many of the leading UK & European Blues Festivals
including the Douro Blues Festival Portugal, Blues On The Farm,
Colne, Darlington R/B, Abertillery, Tenby, Blaenau, Chicago Rock
Festival Swansea, Mumbles Jazz & Blues Festival and at venues
such as The 100 Club (Oxford Street, London), Bath Blues Club,
Bristol Blues Club, Cheltenham Blues Club, The Tawe Delta
Swansea, The Point Cardiff, The Toucan Club Cardiff, The
Devalence Tenby, The Park & Dare Treorchy, The Met Abertillery,
The Beaufort Ebbw Vale, The Milkwood Jam Swansea.
Artists they have guested with include Eric Bibb, Walter Trout,
The Animals, The Yardbirds, Paul Jones, Coco Montoyo, Nine Below
Zero and in 2009 they were special guests to Dave 'Honeyboy'
Recordings comprise an EP of four tracks called How Cold Is The
Valley (2006) and a full acoustic delta blues CD called Betrayal
Blues which included 4 original songs (2008).
You can also book Gordon Wride and Simon Gregory as a stripped
down delta blues duo playing a raucous set of Mississippi,
Chicago and originals.
The Electric Revelators were considered one of the best bands at
Blues On The Farm 2009: "Up There With The Best at the Festival"
(Julian Moores, promoter of the festival).
From a member of the audience at Park & Dare with The Animals
2009: "A real blues treat"
And, at the Milkwood Swansea 2009 with Honeyboy Edwards:
"Absolutely Fabulous" (Liz Aiken, photographer and writer)
The original member of The Electric Revelators, born and bred in
the Amman Valley, Cwmgors (John Cale country) - he now lives in
Gordon attended university in the 90s and gaining a BA(Hons) and
a Diploma in European Humanities, he took to the UK blues trail
and his knowledge of the blues has brought him to the attention
of many international media companies which included a stint
with BBC Radio Wales as a presenter for The True Blues Show and
working on research projects for Blues Festivals in Wales.
Gordon also runs the international music management business,
Slim's Blues, which has worked and collaborated with some of the
best blues artists who are touring currently.
Also, Gordon has written for many magazines as a feature writer
for the blues - he continues in this role to keep promoting the
genre he loves so much!
Gordon Wride and The Electric Revelators are constantly touring
the UKâ€™s and Europeâ€™s blues festivals and blues clubs. In
2004/05 Gordon toured the UK with Liâ€™l Dave Thompson (USA) and
was his special guest at 100 Club London in 2005.
In 2007, once again Gordon criss-crossed the UK and Portugal
with his band and as a solo artist â€“ Gordon is a regular on the
Portuguese jazz and blues scene, playing regularly there for the
last four years,
Gordon Wride has been playing guitar for over 20 years and 10
years ago decided to throw himself completely into playing
slide; the last two decades has been a mission of discovery and
he has immersed himself into pre-war blues with the study of
techniques of artists such as Robert Johnson, Son House, Charley
Patton, Muddy Water, Elmore James and Howlin Wolf.
Gordon also played a leading role in the play 'The Abolition Of
Slavery' in 2007, the event attracted over 1200 people including
the minister of Wales and many African dignitaries.
bass, lap slide, washboard & 'Tawe Delta' delta beat box.
Born in the Midlands UK, he attended
Swansea University. Simon Gregory has astounded audiences as
a talented multi-instrumentalist playing Chicago harp, lap
steel, percussion and bass - Simon joined The Electric
Revelators in 2007 just as it became a stripped down duo from a
five piece band.
Simon also played on the first full
CD 'Betrayal Blues' and was instrumental in producing and
arranging most of the tracks - stand out moments for Simon on
the CD are Simon's harp on the title track written by
Gordon Wride 'Betrayal Blues' and the mesmerising slide solo on
John The Revelator.
Simon as also travelled
extensively throughout the UK with Gordon Wride at Darlington
R/B Festival, Bristol Jazz & Blues clubs, Tenby Blues Festival,
Abertillery Blues Festival, The Abertillery Met, The Mumbles
Jazz & Blues Festival. He looks forward to many more.
Simon and Gordon have made a pact to
carry on playing together, even though they are going to be in
different parts of the world in the near future. Gordon is
working more and more in
Portugal with blues and
jazz promoters and Simon
will be heading towards Europe or, maybe, even further afield!
What we do know about Simon as a musician
is that he is forever raising the bar and always looking for new
techniques. He is never happy until he has got it just right!
But, at the moment, Simon is committed to the band, and is
committed to taking the project even further.
Colin Goldring (born in London) is
famous for creating the popular late 70's London punk band 'The Pork
Dukes'. Colin was signed to RCA in 1971with his other creation Gridnlog and
two very successful albums. Check out both bands on wikipedia!
Sam Goldring (born in London) is Colin's son. He still lives in London
and is a leading jazz & blues session drummer. He is also a very
exciting music producer
The 2nd International Douro Festival 2007, Porto quote be Tom Watson ( Modern
Guitar Magazine USA) 'It should have been no surprise then to see Wride take the stage armed
only with his resonator guitar and slide, but it was certainly the first
time I'd seen a resonator in Porto or seen someone give a live
performance of classic Delta blues numbers from the likes of Muddy
Waters. This being a blues festival, the addition of Wride helped round
out the bill by giving the audience a taste of the genre's rootsâ€™
The Revelators, EP 2006 (SBR)
Betrayal Blues, April 2008 (SBR)
Former band members below
Lisa Pedrick - Vocals 2005 - 2006
young Welsh language vocalist who won Wow Factor S4C Wales 2004, 2nd in
that competition was international pop artist Duffy (No1 with Mercy and Mojo best song
2008 winner) Lisa was with The Revelators for about 6 months, the time
Lisa spent with
The Revelators gave us a modern approach to the blues and also a little bit of glamour -
hope we can get together again!
Rob Thomas - blues harp/percussion
2005 - 2007
Thomas is from the Neath but now lives in Llansamlet Swansea, Rob is a
terrific blues harp player, who's influences range from Jimmy Reed,
Junior Wells and Little Walter, Rob's harp playing is straight from the
Chicago bar rooms of 50's.
Rob was the resident blues harp player at Slim's Blues Jam at The
Office Swansea, The Colliers Skewen and Ludwigs Clydach.
There is no
doubt that Rob Thomas will work with The Revelators again, Rob jams quite
often with is former band members and is becoming one of the leading harp players in Wales
- 12 string guitar/vocals 2006
Clarke is from Reading, Berkshire, west of London in the Thames valley
but he sings like his heart belongs in Sligo, Ireland and his bones are
happiest in Austin, Texas, he tells stories about loners, freewheelers
and passionate home- comings ...
Songwriter, bandleader, singer/raconteur, producer/arranger, 12 string
guitarist and mandolin player, lately his own photographs and paintings
have appeared on his album artwork ...
Writing and singing melodic songs that echo and reverberate with;
country, rockabilly,Irish laments, poetry and street language, Terry
Clarke has established himself as one of the most important acoustic
Rock/Beat/Folk writers and performers of his generation ... His recent
work is displaying subtle jazz/blues influences...