With their eagerly anticipated debut performance being a roaring success at The Windmill Inn, Ashford, The Black Roses have accepted our invitation to perform at this year’s festival. Samantha had the pleasure of catching up with the guys in rehearsals and is very excited at the prospect of them joining us on the line up. For those who have not caught the buzz on this band on social media, and would like to know more…read on!
An Ashford based band, The Black Roses have been jamming and preparing covers since the beginning of the year. With a wealth of musical knowledge and background, their eagerly anticipated debut gig will be ‘an eye opener’ too many that have seen these guys play in different guises.
With their bluesy southern rock based sound, all their covers (and also their emerging original material) have a secure undertone of blues rippling throughout. A solid foundation and time taken to make the songs ready for public consumption will leave ears aching for more.
The band, a group of friends with a wicked sense of humour and dedication to the cause, include Jack Kellam on guitar, Keely Timms on Bass, Josh Wadey on drums and Matt Sullivan on lead vocals. All of the band members have solid musical foundations and have been in bands previously, and with their hard work ethic and determination their individual styles and sounds have developed into an array of talent. Vocalist Matt has fronted local bands, with a diverse range of style and commitment to each track. Guitarist Jack has been surrounded by music and this shows in his abilities on his guitars including one he made himself. Bassist Keely plays with attitude and her vast musical knowledge and experience in instrumental playing is to be admired. Last and no means least is Josh on drums, giving the tracks a definitive backbone, and combined with the rest of the Roses makes the band a force to be reckoned with.
With musical influences from Jack White, Joe Bonamassa, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Queen, ELO, Queens of the Stone Age and many others the eclectic inspirations come through in their performance and songwriting.
Find out more about the band on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theblackroseskent/