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Alabama 3 Announce Auckland Show

Alabama 3 Announce Auckland Show

Tuesday 7th February, 2012 2:24PM

Alabama 3 have announce a stripped back accoustic show at Auckland's Powerstation next month. Playing Womad also, the band are not from Alabama or a trio and are probably best known round these parts for this track which featured in the intro for The Sopranos....

Press Release:

Alabama 3: Acoustic and Unplugged
The Powerstation, Auckland
Thur 22nd March

Letʼs get this straight: Alabama 3 do not come from Alabama. They hail from Brixton, London, where they formed in 1995. Noted for their ironic humour, larger-than-life personas and outrageous stage performances, they created their unique sound by combining American roots music styles such as blues, country and gospel with the dance and acid-house music that was huge in Britain at the time.

Their first album Exile On Coldharbour Lane included the song ʻWoke Up This Morningʼ, which became the theme music for the opening credits of the HBO television series The Sopranos, and brought them international fame.

Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged is the version of the group that will visit New Zealand in March: a four-piece outfit consisting of founder Larry Love (vocals), Aurora Dawn (vocals), Rock Freebase (guitar), and Harpo Strangelove (harmonica).

With this line up they bring a whole new dimension to their well-loved songs. It may not be acid house, but this country-gospel-blues is played with a rhythm that compels you to dance. Performing in this stripped down acoustic setting, the bandʼs aim is to show the songs in a format reminiscent of the people that have been their inspiration, particularly old delta blues players like Fred McDowell and Bukka White.

With the addition of Aurora Dawn to the line up thereʼs an added injection of soul – or, as it says on the cover of the bandʼs latest album “revolver soul - soul music with a gun against your head”.

While the full band has already conquered the main stage at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, this unplugged line-up recently headlined the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival, and were met with the same enthusiasm which the Glastonbury crowds have greeted the full band.


GENERAL ONSALE FROM 9TH FEB FROM Ticketmaster Unless sold out on presale allocation


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