The Freight Goes British Revue #4
featuring The RaveUps, Girl Named T, The Blondies, and The Whitecliff Rangers
$20.50 advance / $22.50 at door
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February 02 8:00 pm
This show has a very special twist: to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the passing of Buddy Holly, this show is about the influence of Buddy Holly on the 60’s British groups all bands will be performing two to three Buddy Holly songs that were done by 60’s British groups, as well as their own material.
Get your groove on for a trip back in time with tonight’s tour guides, the RaveUps, who perform the bluesy, psychedelic music of the Yardbirds, which, in case you never heard them or blew out too many brain cells to remember, featured three of the best rock and roll guitarists of all time, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, and had a succession of hits in the mid-1960s with songs like “For Your Love,” “Heart Full of Soul,” and “I’m a Man.”
The RaveUps are in it for the fun, but they take the music seriously, striving to re-create the sound and feel of the Yardbirds in detail. The name comes from a classic album, Having a Rave Up with The Yardbirds, and the band does a great job of capturing the feel of those free-flowing, high-energy jams. Lead guitarist Chris Solberg has played with Santana, Eddie Money, and Chris Isaak. Drummer Donn Spindt played with the Rubinoos. The band also features Kit Newkirk on bass, Bob Lewis on rhythm guitar, and Dave Seabury on harmonica and vocals.
San Francisco’s Theresa Sawi is the Girl Named T. She’s only 22, she has a great new album called Wait by the Rabbit Hole, and one of her songs, “Raven Fly,” was featured on the MTV show Awkward, which led to an interview on All Things Considered, and things are looking pretty good for this multi-talented musician who sings with a great combination of lightness and authority. She’s a big fan of Carole King and Smokey Robinson, as well as British pop music of the 60s.
The Blondies are five teenagers from Berkeley and Oakland, all under 16, all inspired by the music of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Kinks. With Simon Lunche on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Frank Klopotowski on bass, Zak Meghrouni-Brown on guitar, Jerry Feist on keyboards, and Paul Davis on drums, the band serves up catchy originals and tasty covers of the classics.
The Whitecliff Rangers are a crew of lifelong musicians who share a passion for the music of the 60s British invasion. With brothers Robb and Bart Scott, Jim Black, and Perry Garfinkle, the band plays early Rolling Stones and other British devotees of the American blues.Tonight they'll perform a special tribute to the influence of Buddy Holly.
Listen to a track from The RaveUps:
Listen to a track from Girl Named T: