Jumpin Hot Club presents:

Drivin N Cryin + The Warner E. Hodges Band

Details

  • Date: Fri 8 May
  • Venue: Cluny 2
  • Advance tickets: £16.00
  • Doors: 8pm

CELEBRATING THEIR 33RD ANNIVERSARY TOGETHER, ATLANTA-BASED FOLK COUNTRY, ROCK ACT, DRIVIN N CRYIN, HAVE SPENT MOST OF THEIR CAREER ON TOUR.

IN OCTOBER 1985 DRIVIN N CRYIN PLAYED THEIR FIRST SHOW AT ATLANTA’S FAMED 688 CLUB. THE BAND QUICKLY GAINED ATTENTION FOR THEIR BLISTERING LIVE SHOWS, AND AMASSED A RABID FANBASE IN THE FERTILE SOIL OF THE LATE-1980S SOUTHEAST MUSIC SCENE. NOW, 33 YEARS LATER AND AFTER RELEASING FOUR FULL LENGTH ALBUMS ON ISLAND RECORDS AND ONE ON GEFFEN RECORDS, FOUNDING MEMBERS KEVN KINNEY AND TIM NIELSEN FIND THEMSELVES ENJOYING A MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY FOR THE BAND, HAVING SURVIVED THE PRESSURES OF FAME, A SHIFTING MUSICAL LANDSCAPE, MULTIPLE LINEUP CHANGES, AND MILES OF BACK ROADS AND HIGHWAYS TO ARRIVE HERE.

A QUOTE FROM THE BAND’S LEAD SINGER, KEVN KINNEY, GIVES A LITTLE INSIGHT INTO WHAT DRIVIN N CRYIN IS ALL ABOUT: “WE ARE A BAND THAT’S LIKE YOUR RECORD COLLECTION.” DRAWING INFLUENCE FROM A WIDE ARRAY OF MUSICAL ELEMENTS, DRIVIN N CRYIN HAS DEVELOPED A UNIQUE SOUND OVER THE YEARS. THEIR NAME DERIVES FROM THE ECLECTIC NATURE OF THIS SOUND: A LITTLE DRIVIN’ ROCK N ROLL AND A LITTLE COUNTRY TWANG. COMFORTABLE WITH THEIR PAST AND CONFIDENT IN THEIR FUTURE, THE BAND HAS AN ARSENAL OF SONGS, A FULL TANK OF GAS, AND NO PLANS OF STOPPING ANY TIME SOON.

WARNER HODGES BAND
WE ARE ALSO DELIGHTED TO WELCOME BACK THE LEGENDARY GUITARIST WARNER E HODGES (JASON & THE SCORCHERS, DAN BAIRD AND HOMEMADE SIN) AND HIS BAND ON A SPECIAL DOUBLE BILL. HE HAS RATTLED THE ROOF AND SHOOK MANY VENUES IN NEWCASTLE LOTS OF TIMES, AND HE WILL BRING HIS UNIQUE BLEND OF ROCK AND TWANG FOR A FANTASTIC EVENING.

 

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