In the summer of last year Broken Witt Rebels made their Leicester debut at the Soundhouse, with a blisteringly hot performance that came as no surprise as they were branded as one of the most exciting new live bands in the country back then. Now, they’re returning, this time to the larger yet still intimate surroundings of the Musician. One year on and they’ve won the ‘Best Rock Act’ award at the Unsigned Music Awards, played European dates and festivals alongside slots for This Feeling.
Noted for his incredible voice, lead singer Danny Core has built a band around himself, quit his day job and targeted the very top. Yes, the bluesy band from Birmingham are an ambitious lot, aiming to be the best in the world. There’s confidence and humility behind that bold statement. These aren’t your average fly by night youths who mouth off about being the greatest. Take a listen to the music they’re making and you’ll hear that for yourself. With a debut album in the making, and labels knocking at their door, the first stage of that ambitious plan will soon be complete.
The show is hosted, as was the Soundhouse gig, by Casbah Music Management and Promotions, and if you’re a regular at Leicester gigs you’ll have surely rubbed shoulders with Casbah’s Carol, or maybe even attended one of the gigs they have put on. They’ve been operating as promoters for nigh on two years now, with the aim of bringing emerging bands to the city and providing a platform for up and coming local bands; quality being high on their agenda of this persistently proactive promoter.
With a bluesy soul, rock feel many compare Broken Witt Rebels to The Kings Of Leon, but with Dannyís gritty vocals others say they are reminiscent of 70ís rock bands such as Family, Free and Joe Cocker. So if any of that sounds good to you, you won’t want to miss this event!
Broken Witt Rebels will be at the Musician on Friday 2nd June, support comes from The Della Grants and The Surrenders.
Photography by Laurence Harvey.