100 Club, London.
This event is for over 18s only in the standing area. No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
Fronted by Pascal Danaë and complemented by drummer Baptiste Brondy and sousaphone player Rafgee, they loosely describe themselves as a blues trio. Traversing a myriad of sounds and influences they meld their own route via their cultural, historical and emotional roots - the missing link between French, Caribbean and US musical culture - that arrives amidst Ali Farka, Creole and the Black Keys to create their own exhilarating brand of bluesy, garage-rock.
Inspired by and from where they take their name - the influential figure of Louis Delgres who was instrumental in the fight against colonial slavery looms large on the album - title track, Mo Jodi (I’ll Die Today)is a tribute to his fight. Anchored in history, the resultant album is a brilliant representation of their own personal journey, the music both in broader terms and closer to home is a portrayal of rootlessness, struggles and exasperation that exists still to this day just on another page.
Support on the night comes from Dana Immanuel and the Stolen Band,a banjo-whacking, guitar-shredding, fiddle-sawing, foot-stomping, whiskey-soaked, all-female assault on the senses. Since 2014, this London-based ladyband have been delighting diverse crowds spanning the blues, rock, Americana, indie, folk and country scenes with their high-energy live show and utterly unique brand of musical badassery.