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acoustic duo & electric four piece

Electric & Acoustic Blues of the 21st Century, with their feet firmly immersed in Mississippi and Chicago

Official Support to The Animals 2009

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 anelectric set of Chicago, Texas and British Blues (with an indietwist), they haveperformed (and been invited back) at many of the leading UK & European Blues Festivals including the Douro Blues FestivalPortugal, Blues On The Farm, Colne,Darlington R/B, Abertillery, Tenby, Blaenau, Chicago Rock FestivalSwansea, 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' Edwards.

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 ofthe best bands at Blues On The Farm 2009: "Up There With The Best at the Festival" (Julian Moores, promoter of the festival).

Froma member of the audience at Park & Dare with The Animals 2009: "A real blues treat"

And, at the Milkwood Swansea 2009with Honeyboy Edwards: "Absolutely Fabulous" (Liz Aiken,photographer and writer)





Gordon Wride

The original member of The Electric Revelators, born and bred in the Amman Valley, Cwmgors (John Cale country) - he now lives in Swansea.

Gordonattended university in the 90s and gaining a BA(Hons) and a Diploma in European Humanities, he took to the UK blues trail and hisknowledge 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 UK’s and Europe’s blues festivals and blues clubs. In 2004/05 Gordon toured the UK with Li’l Dave Thompson (USA) and was his special guestat 100 Club London in 2005.

In 2007, once again Gordon criss-crossed the UK and Portugal with his band and as a solo artist – 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.


Simon Gregory:
Harp, bass, lap slide, washboard & 'Tawe Delta' delta beat box.

Born in the Midlands UK, he attended Swansea University. Simon Gregory has astounded audiencesas atalented multi-instrumentalist playing Chicago harp, lap steel, percussion and bass - Simon joined The Electric Revelators in 2007 just as it became a stripped down duofrom 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 GordonWride 'Betrayal Blues' and the mesmerising slide solo on John The Revelator.

Simon as also travelled extensivelythroughout the UK with Gordon Wrideat 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 withblues and jazzpromoters and Simo
n will be heading towards Europe or, maybe, evenfurther 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.


New Members

Colin Goldring (born in London) is famous for creating the popular late 70'sLondon punk band 'The Pork Dukes'.Colin was signed to RCA in 1971with his other creation Gridnlogand two very successful albums. Check outboth bands on wikipedia!

Sam Goldring (born in London)is Colin's son. He still lives in London and is aleading 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 roots’


DISCOGRAPHY:

The Revelators, EP 2006 (SBR)

Betrayal Blues, April 2008 (SBR)

Former band members below

Lisa Pedrick - Vocals 2005 - 2006

Out standing 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

Rob 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

Terry Clarke - 12 string guitar/vocals 2006

Anglo/Irish Terry 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...

A selection of

venues and festivals played since 2004

The Electric Revelators

A new breed of blues taking standard Delta/Chicago songs and giving them a new twist and also writing some wicked songs themselves.

Shared International Stages with

The Point Cardiff 2004

The 100 Club London 2005,

The Metropole Abertillery 2007,

The Toucan Club Cardiff 2004,

The Abertillery Blues Festival 2006 & 2007,

Abertillery Community Theatre 2006

The Inferno Swansea 2005

The Chicago Rock Cafe Blues Festival Swansea 2006,

The Blaenavon Blues Weekend 2005

Mumbles Jazz/Blues Festival 2005/08

The Swansea Uplands Festival 2004 & 2005

The Bourbon St Blues Club Bath 2007

The Beaufort Theatre Ebbw Vale 2007

The 2nd, 3rd & 4th Douro International Blues Festival 2007,08/09 Porto/Gaia Portugal

Darlington R/B Festival 2007

Tenby Blues Festival 2007/09

The Big Cheese Caerphilly2008

Park & Dare Treorchy with The Animals 2009

The Devalence Pavillion Tenby with The Animals 2009

Colne Blues Festival 2009

Blues On The Farm 2009

Dave honeyboy Edwards (USA)

Eric Bibb (USA)

Walter Trout (USA)

Li'l Dave Thompson (USA)

Nine Below Zero,

Ian Siegal

Danny Bryant

Oli Brown

Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes

Lisa Mills

The Animals

The Yardbirds

Paul Jones Blues Band

Coco Montoyo

Chris Jagger's Atcha

Shemekia Copeland

Ray Minhinnett

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