Felicia Nielsen (tidigare Shoutin’ Red) låter som en gammal stenkaka, hon tar dig tillbaka i tiden med traditionell blues och spirituals med en ärlig, känslosam röst och rytmiskt, lekfullt gitarrspel.
På klubbar och festivaler runt om i Sverige och Europa är hon en unik artist som har sin egen stil och mycket personlighet.
Hon släppte sitt debutalbum 2015, ”Introducing: Shoutin’ Red”, på svenska skivbolaget Rootsy, producerad av trummisen Bosse Skoglund. Allt sedan hon börjat omfamna sina egna rötter inom svensk folkmusik breddar hon sin repertoar ännu mer och visar på likheter mellan traditionella stilar. Hon är en artist med ett kraftfullt uttryck och stark känsla som berör många med sin musik.
Nashville-baserade duon The Cold Stares kommer inte lämna någon oberörd, det kan vi lova.
Authenticity. A word that is frequently used in describing The Cold Stares, and frequently missing from modern music discussions. “We’re not just a blues band, or just a rock band, or anything other than who we are”, front man Chris Tapp says. There is a power and a realness that is arrived at by just doing what you do best. The Cold Stares do that.
Formed in 2008 after the duo had spent a number of years in other bands, Chris Tapp and Brian Mullins got together for the sole reason to just jam. No preconceived notions on what the project should be. Just do what comes naturally. The result is a hard rocking, story based brand of rock and roll that is sung from the soul.
Chris’ unique guitar rig, along with Mullin’s giant bass drum provides a visual and sonic landscape for the two to travel on different paths than other acts. In fact, you may find yourself looking for another member behind the curtains but it’s just these two men.
“The first time I saw them,” says Nashville radio personality Dan Buckley, “I thought they had at least two other musicians secretly behind the curtain. There’s just no way that sound comes from the two of them.”
As Huffington Post writer Radley Balko wrote in describing the first time he saw the group at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville-
“This will go on for an hour. Between songs, people will whisper. They’re asking one another if anyone knows who the hell this is. And it’s here that you and everyone in the room will have the same realization just about everyone else has the first time they see they hear the Cold Stares live: These guys are better than the band you came to see.”
The Cold Stares success has come from hard work and perseverance. Their climb is based on keeping everything in house. From booking, to promotion, recording and merchandise design, Chris and Brian have handled it at all themselves with great success.
chris tapp – Vocals, Guitar, keys, and Bass
brian mullins – Drums & Percussion