Mike Ross – Live at Prohibition Recording Studios +// Dave O’Grady
Date and Time:
February 29, 2020 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Prohibition Recording Studios, Liverpool
Total Seat: 45
About The Event
On Saturday 29th February Mike Ross will be performing with us at Prohibition Recording Studios.
For those who don’t know Mike:
Passionate and intoxicating, Mike blazes his own unique trail – fusing his love and command of blues and roots music to create a unique blend. Since his re-emergence to the circuit in 2015 he has charged up the ranks to stand with the best known names in the UK blues and roots rock scene.
“A Monster Toned Space Blues Monolith!” – Blues In Britain
Born and raised in the Great North but living these days down in the Southland with a steady mind and a thoroughbred plan, Mike writes soul wrenching songs that will make you desperate to share the tale of his life’s journey and the lessons he’s learned.
“hypnotic blues that revel in dark menace” – Planet Rock Magazine
This winding road leads from England to Europe before jumping the Atlantic to New York, detouring way down south to Memphis and New Orleans via Clarksdale Mississippi and Nashville Tennessee, soaking up every scent and sound along the way before fetching up on the shores of Sussex with a lifetimes worth of tales to share.
“This lad from the far North East has distilled the essence of the Deep South and West Coast of America” – Blues In Britain
To experience Mike playing solo or with his band is to see why one reviewer declared him ‘burnt in blues & soaked in soul‘.
His first solo album, the Americana-tinged ‘Spindrift’ was released to critical acclaim and reveals an introspective side to Mike’s songwriting and performing. The next album, “Jenny’s Place”, boasts a fuller and more muscular set of performances, described by one writer as “modern contemporary music, crossing and melding genres” and by another as “A classic 21st-century album full of 20th-century soul.”
“Mike is clearly a cut above, a genuinely superior exponent of the form” – Blues Matters
Press and radio support is strong with Mike continually receiving airplay on both national and international radio stations (including a recent spin by Paul Jones on his BBC Radio 2 show), particularly tracks like the latest single ‘Jenny (sun goes down)’, ‘Dark Powder’ (a brooding 12/8 minor blues) and ‘Coffeecan Telephone’. Mike’s songs have had well over 150,000 plays on Spotify in the last year.
“With a tight band behind him (He’s) an inspiring and revival driven southern blues, rock, and soul infused masterpiece” – Folk & Tumble
The calendar remains jam packed with fantastic shows, headline tours in the UK & Europe with the band appearing at many of the most prestigious UK blues & roots music festivals.
2018 was a year of extensive studio work, producing no less than three new original albums – a new solo record recorded in Nashville (The Clovis Limit Pt.1) plus a future ‘Mike Ross Band’ release recorded at home in the UK. At the same sessions for the MRB album, new collaboration RHR (Redfern, Hutchinson & Ross) recorded their debut album ‘Mahogany Drift’. Released in November, it has been an unqualified success, – garnering high praise in review (including an 8/10 score in Classic Rock Magazine). The first RHR UK was a sell-out and a second run in May ’19 repeated the success.
“Songwriting strength in depth” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
Supporting Mike will be Dave O’Grady (Seafoam Green)
For those who don’t know Dave listen to Seafoam Green below:
Consider this your chance, as a fan, to come hear the artist you love perform in an intimate, inner-city studio environment and also discover new, similar and fantastic musicians.
This is a unique gig experience that puts you at the heart of the artist’s performance.
Prohibition Recording Studios prides itself in having musical integrity on behalf of ourselves and the artists.
Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No under 18s allowed. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm.
We politely ask all guests to arrive before the start time to ensure performances are not disturbed.
Main Act: Mike Ross
Support Act: Dave O’Grady
Ticket sales end at 12pm on the day of the event – No tickets will be available on the door unless specified by Prohibition Recording Studios.
TICKETS AND VALID I.D. (DRIVING LICENSE OR PASSPORT) ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL GUESTS ON ENTRY.
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Note: There is limited seating at the venue – to avoid disappointment, please arrive for the event start time, which coincides with the doors opening. There are steps on entry to the building, so we are very sorry, but unfortunately due to restrictions of the building management we cannot offer a ramp for wheelchair users at this time. There may be a small card processing fee, unfortunately Prohibition Recording Studios cannot control this. We absorb all other fees where possible.