Two of the hottest blues rock acts have joined forces to embark on what promises to be one of the most exciting co-headline tours in recent years. Critically acclaimed roots/blues rockers The Commoners will embark on a 15-date UK tour in April with the UK’s king of slide guitar, Troy Redfern.
The Commoners featuring Chris Medhurst on lead vocals, Ross Hays Citrullo on guitar, Ben Spiller on bass guitar, Adam Cannon on drums, and Miles Evans on keyboards will perform tracks from their current album Find A Better Way that includes the singles ‘Fill My Cup’, ‘Find A Better Way’, and ‘Too Much’.
Classic Rock Magazine describes the album as “Rootsy, soulful and bluesy, these are timeless songs steeped in classic rock tradition.” It was produced and mixed by the band’s guitarist Citrullo, while the title track single was mixed by award-winning record Australian record producer Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Black Crowes, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin).
Hot off from winning Hard Rock Hell’s Blues Artist of the Year award and following hot on the heels of his recent singles ‘Come On’, ‘Gasoline’, ‘Sweet Carolina’, and ‘Mercy’, Troy Redfern’s current album, The Wings Of Salvation, has fast become a critics’ favourite and his best-selling album to date.
After releasing an unprecedented six albums in just under two years, The Wings Of Salvation, is being hailed as Redfern’s most compelling work to date. The album highlights Redfern’s powerfully edgy vocal delivery, condensed song writing skills, tight arrangements, complimented by his trademark “firebrand” slide guitar playing, giving him the moniker of Britain’s king of slide guitar.
Classic Rock Magazine made The Wings Of Salvation their Blues Album of the Month, and said, “’Sweet Carolina’, thankfully, is more Bolan-Stones stomp than Neil Diamond syrup, while ‘Come On’ is the best here, sharing a little bit of DNA with ZZ Top’s ‘La Grange’ and stealing Muddy Waters’ pay-off (‘Got my mojo workin’). At this creative pace, you couldn’t catch him in a runaway stagecoach.”
Over the past 15 months, Troy has toured the UK with Robert Jon & The Wreck, The Quireboys, The Sweet, DARE, and When Rivers Meet, picking up new fans every step of the way. Championed by the UK’s Planet Rock, Redfern’s singles have had repeated plays on the classic rock radio station’s main playlist. He recently played Planet Rock’s Rockstock Festival and will play Planet Rock’sWinter’s End Festival on 5th February.
Planet Rock’s 48-hour ticket pre-sale starts at 10am on Wednesday 11th January via the exclusive ticketing link here. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 13th January from www.altickets.com, www.gigantic.com, www.thecommoners.ca and www.troyredfern.com.