I hear the name The Red Wine Roses, and expect to hear a mix of slow blues, and Jazz, but what I’m struck with is a beautifully unexpected mix of blues and good old fashioned rock ‘n roll. It’s groovy, it’s funky, and it’s a sound that draws you in immediately.
The Red Wine Roses howl their way into our psyches with all the irresistible blues power one band could muster
The harmonica, axes, saxophone, bass, guitar, keyboard, drums, and vocals merge together gracefully, delivering a unique sound with an old fashioned touch of high energy rock n’ roll – showcasing their love, and knowledge of the genre.
The Red Wine Roses are a Sydney based seven-piece outfit, that consists of Ryan Hutt, Harry Dixon, Daniel Bandhera, Luke Bateman, Adam Hutt, and Andrew Gillett, who acquired their quirky name ‘Red Wine Roses’ from a sign in the bushlands of Victoria stating that there was red wine, and roses for sale.
The band have produced a self-titled EP, as well as two singles since they first started jamming acoustic rhythms in the lounge room of a broken home, in the southern suburbs of Sydney. They released their debut single, King of The Sea, in September 2014, swiftly followed by the release of their self-titled EP the following November, which includes King of The Sea as well as four other tracks.
Their most recent release was their second single, Genie, which has an accompanying music video, and lyricism inspired by a true encounter, all of which is packed full of retro feel.
Their evolution continues to grow as they hit the stage playing feverish shows around Sydney. Some of their recent performances include Sweaty Bettys (June), a powerful, and sweaty gig at Frankies Pizza (May), Commercial Hotel (May), Brass Monkey (March) and Vynal Fest (December). Playing alongside artists including Apollo Hooks, and Dos Enos.
The guys also spent six months in the USA filming a documentary on the history of the blues, so it’s safe to say these bluesmen have proven their know-how of the genre, and are keeping it alive, and thriving in this land down under.
Keep it coming, boys!