Having toured the Southern Hemisphere and the States Robert Plant’s new band Sensational Space Shifters are heading to UK for the latest leg including two hometown shows for the Bristol and Black Country contingencies as well as an additional date for Manchester O2 Apollo on Tuesday 29th October. They are also appearing at Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival in August and the Roayl Albert Hall’s BluesFest on Thursday 31 October.
The band which comprises of John Baggott (Massive Attack, Portishead), Liam “Skin” Tyson of Cast as well as members of JuJu draw inspiration from the roots music of Mississippi, Appalachia, Gambia, Bristol and the foothills of Wolverhampton. JuJu’s album In Trance was reviewed by Neil McFadyen for Folk Radio UK in 2011 in which Neil said:
The combination of Justin Adams’ fusion of Mississippi Delta blues with their grittier Saharan counterpart, and Juldeh Camara’s energetic ritti (a West African variety of fiddle, with a single string) and spirituality have proved to be an exciting and productive match. (read the full review here)
The combo is sure to be a huge sensation in the UK.
Thursday 29th BRISTOL, Colston Hall
Saturday 31st STRADBELLY ESTATE, Electric Picnic
Monday 2nd WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall
Tuesday 29th MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Thursday 31st Royal Albert Hall (BluesFest) Tickets
Maximum 4 tickets per person. Bristol Tickets are £40.00 and are available at www.gigsandtours.com (0844 811 0051) Wolverhampton Tickets are £40.00 (standing) and £45.00 (balcony) and are available from www.wolvescivic.co.uk (0870 320 7000) or www.theticketfactory.com (0844 338 0338)
Sensational Space Shifters are:
Robert Plant – vocals, harmonica
Juldeh Camara of JuJu, RP & SS, kologo (African Banjo), talking drum, vocals.
Justin Adams of JuJu, RP & SS, Jah Wobble – guitar, bendir, vocals
John Baggott of Massive Attack, Portishead, RP & SS – keyboards
Liam “Skin” Tyson of Cast, RP & SS – guitar, vocals
Dave Smith of JuJu, Outhouse Ruhabi – drums and percussion
Billy Fuller of JuJu, Beak, RP & SS – bass guitar, vocals