Saturday 2nd December 19:30
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? are now in their 20th year, and during that time they have become widely regarded as one of the best tribute shows on the circuit. Guitarist John Campbell bears more than just a passing resemblance to Jimi, and has drawn upon many years of playing in different bands and exploring various styles to perfect his ‘Hendrix’ persona. When he plays his Strat behind his head and with his teeth, it brings a smile to the face of even the most finicky Hendrix fan.
As with any three piece rock band the rhythm section provides the all important foundation which allows John to improvise freely. After playing together for over 20 years, Mark Arnold on bass guitar and Kevin O’Grady on drums are two of the best musicians around for this job. Kevin with his busy drumming style and Mark with his solid bass lines make up the Are You Experienced? sound. Audience participation is always welcomed at gigs, and John inviting the ladies on stage to join the band for “Foxy Lady” has become an almost legendary part of their stage show. The band like to throw in some of Jimi’s lesser known album tracks as well as the favourites to help keep the “die hard” fans happy, but if you’re a Jimi Hendrix fan, there’s something for everyone.
The band are proud to be playing the timeless music of JIMI HENDRIX, providing some nostalgic moments for those lucky people who actually witnessed Jimi in the flesh and recreating some of the magic for a new and eager audience. “Wow!. . . . I mean WOW!” Darren Redick – Planet Rock DJ “John has the whole Jimi vibe going on.” Keith Altham – PR to The Stars. “Unnerving accuracy!” – Guitarist Magazine “The sound that came from his guitar was genuine talent.” – Sunday Telegraph Magazine Catch ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? when they come to town and relive the excitement and explosive stage show of the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE. Let the band take you through all the favourites like ‘Hey Joe’, ‘Voodoo Chile’, ‘All Along The Watchtower’, ‘Foxy Lady’ and ‘Little Wing’, culminating in the guitar-burning finale of ‘Wild Thing’. “The Legend Lives On…”
—– Support from FARGO RAILROAD CO The Fargo Railroad Co. are a southern rock / americana inspired 4 piece band from Sheffield, UK. Established in 2013 they have already gathered a loyal fan base and continue to add to their numbers playing shows throughout the UK. What is clear is that these boys enjoy being on stage and love playing the music they are producing. They share a distinct and united love of music with a breadth of appreciation that is truly eclectic – all of this has come together to form their current sound, which has settled in the broad and deep ocean of Southern Rock. Looking at the mighty works of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, ’38 Special etc, doffing a cap to the sweet 70’s sound of Cash, Young, Dylan whilst bringing in more contemporary vibes of Blackberry Smoke and Jason Isbell. We believe if you want to understand us you gotta come to a show, here are a couple of reviews of our debut live album (recorded during our 9th gig!) “Some releases demand repeated listens, like this little live gem from Sheffield’s Fargo Railroad Co.” http://magazine.100percentrock.com/cd-reviews/201505/116331 “…there are enjoyable moments throughout, …‘The Well’ is a soaring real life tale about two brothers fighting in the American Civil War” http://www.americana-uk.com/cd-reviews/item/the-fargo-railroad-co-sharing-the-load-2 ————
Tickets £10 / £12
Tickets Available Online; or from Vinyl Tap Records (Huddersfield); Keith Dawson Music (Marsh) or Cus on 07766743276
Doors 7.30pm, on stage at 8.00pm.
Late bar serving draught real ale and a selection of lagers, fine wines and spirits. Plenty of free on site car parking.