Nikki Hill Band / Charlotte Marshall & the 45s
An explosive double header:
NIKKI HILL BAND
“A revelation…a spunky rocker with a thrilling voice, charged stage persona and a killer band” (Downbeat)
A charismatic powerhouse who blends all the flavors of American roots music, from country blues, gospel and rockabilly to hard rock. Her gritty and raw voice with Stax soul dynamics ranges from smooth and dreamy to floor-buckling intensity. With a no-filter energy, and explosive live show, Nikki and her band deliver a sound that will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again!
“Hill is the real deal…steeped in gospel and soul, wrapped up in a punk rock DIY ethic” (Time Out).
Those who have seen Carolina girl Nikki Hill sing her heart out agree: this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before?
If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.
Nikki’s unique voice—with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength, passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past—steers the driving guitar and a tight rhythm section to create a breath of fresh air with their fast forward approach to American roots music.
CHARLOTTE MARSHALL & THE 45s
A rollercoaster of 60s soul and R&B classics with razor sharp vocals, and deep funky groove from the sizzling seven-piece band.
Featuring some of Scotland’s most talented musicians, they bring a distinctive flavour of retro to the roots scene. Drawn from the musical traditions of New Orleans funk, Mississippi blues and 60s jazz, soul and R&B classics, Marshall’s blistering originals and re-funked covers are an assortment of sounds which move through genres with a fusion of old and new.
A must-see live force not to be missed.