York Blues Club: The Achievers

York Blues Club in association with Darwinn Promotions
The Achievers
Friday 20th March, 7.30pm
Tickets are £10 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

‘2019 UK Blues Challenge Winners’

The Achievers are one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed new bands on the UK Blues and Roots Music scene. With a reputation for innovation and originality they prove that soul, groove and song-craft still matter in the blues.

Their own brand of modern, secular ‘Dancefloor Gospel’ has catapulted them from near-complete obscurity to rave reviews and big-stage appearances across Europe.

In September 2019 the band won one of the most prestigious accolades in British Blues Music when they were selected to represent the UK at the International and European Blues Challenges in 2020.

With their infectious rhythms, joyful melodies and four-part harmonies The Achievers stand proudly as British Blues & Roots outliers.

Recorded mostly ‘live in the studio’ over two days in early May 2019 their new album ‘The Lost Arc’ is as much of an event as it is an album – it marks the arrival of The Achievers as a new force in British Blues & Roots songwriting. The fruits of a dedicated co-writing brotherhood, The Lost Arc is deliberately loose, quirky and intimate. Instantly catchy and irreverent, the 10 tracks whizz by in 39 soulful, fat-free minutes.

The band draw on their obsession with American vintage dancing music and the songwriting pioneers of early Rhythm & Blues, Americana and Southern Soul. Lyrics candidly explore, among other things: remedies for modern-day loneliness, the usefulness of a local man with a famous name, and the unnerving sweet-spot between oblivion and recovery.

Quotes:

‘The most exciting & original blues band in the UK’
The Blues Hour

‘Refreshingly different’
Blues In Britain

‘Traditional and quirky at the same time, upbeat and joyful…every song is an undoubted foot-tapper’
Velvet Thunder

‘The Achievers’ passionate approach to music-making really is a joy.’
Morning Star

York Blues Club in association with Darwinn Promotions
The Achievers
Friday 20th March, 7.30pm
Tickets are £10 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.