"SIZZLIN' HOT 1950'S R&B COMBO"
The Revolutionaires are:
Ed Stephenson, guitar/lead vocals
Rich Stephenson, double bass/backing vocals
Gary Hoole, saxophone/backing vocals
Mark Matthews, drums/backing vocals
Established within the ‘hotbed’ of the North East
music scene in the UK, they power out jumpin’ hot rhythm & blues in
their own indomitable hard hitting style.
Primarily, they are influenced by 1940’s and 1950’s R&B. In particular, Louis Jordan, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Roy Brown, but have adopted a harder and more aggressive approach, synonymous with modern blues artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Mike Henderson which helps create their own high energy sound.
Over the last decade The Revolutionaires have established themselves on the UK Rockin’ circuit, as well as breaking onto the Blues scene. Highlights have included supporting Walter Trout at Nottingham Rock City, performing at the Colne Blues Festival, the Summer Jamboree in Senigallia, Italy and playing at the prestigious Rhythm Riot Festival.
They have toured extensively both home and abroad, performing at festivals in France, Germany,Norway,Denmark,Italy, Spain, Malta and Dubai
The band has recorded four CDs to date containing a collection of Hot Rockin’ R&B tracks. Each CD captures the 'rawness' and sheer energy of the band, who like to give their performances a 'hard-edged' vibe!