TWO KINGS OF PRIMITIVE ROCK N ROLL & GOSPEL BLUES TRASH!!!
REVEREND BEAT MAN & DELANEY DAVIDSON
ON TOUR IN NEW ZEALAND THIS JULY ONLY!!!!
THEY’LL MAKE YOUR BACK CRACK, YOUR LIVER QUIVER, AND YOUR KNEES FREEZE. AND IF YOU DON’T DIG THAT YOU’VE GOT A HOLE IN YOUR SOUL. SO LET’S GIVE A BIG WARM WELCOME FOR THE REV, YOUR BEAT-MAN, EVERYBODYS BLUES TRASH PREACHER, THE FABULOUS REVEREND BEAT MAN TOGETHER WITH THE ONE-MAN GHOST ORCHESTRA, 100% JOHNSON, DELANEY DAVIDSON.
Cult figure, gospel trash preacher, and founder of what could be regarded as the most influential record label in garage rock and roll today, all the way from the hills of Switzerland, REVEREND BEAT MAN is finally coming to town!
Founder of the hugely influential Swiss record label VOODOO RHTYHM RECORDS, and leader of cult band THE MONSTERS, Reverend Beat Man is regarded one of the most important figures in contemporary garage rock and roll today all across the world, and he’s coming to New Zealand for the first time this July for a Nationwide Tour of special shows! On a one-man mission from the blues trash church of Switzerland with only a guitar, kick drum, hihat and microphone REVEREND BEAT MAN tells stories of the dead, the living, killing, and lost love, preaching from the church of trash. This is voodoobilly, music to ruin any party, a hurricane of wrong religion! Joining the reverend is special guest one-man disaster ghost orchestra and Voodoo Rhythm artist DELANEY DAVIDSON from New Zealand, a troubadour of the open roads, spreading his ghost songs across the world, a truly world class performer of the real life macabre.
Thursday 7th AUCKLAND The Lucha Lounge
Friday 8th DUNEDIN Chicks Hotel
Saturday 9th CHRISTCHURCH Wunderbar
Sunday 10th GREYMOUTH Franks
Monday 11th CHRISTCHURCH Art Gallery
Wednesday 13th WHANGANUI Space Monster
Thursday 14th PAEKAKARIKI Surf Club
Friday 15th WELLINGTON Mighty Mighty
Saturday 16th AUCKLAND Whammy Bar
Pre-sales available from www.undertheradar.co.nz
CATCH THESE TWO LIVING TOURING LEGENDS AS THEY WHIP THROUGH NEW ZEALAND IN A WHIRLWIND FRENZY…SEE THEM IN A SHOW THAT HOLDS A MIRROR TO LIFE!!!
YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE ANYWHERE EVER!!!!
REVEREND BEAT MAN (Switzerland)
MYSPACE- www.myspace.com/reverendbeatman <http://www.myspace.com/reverendbeatman>
DELANEY DAVIDSON (New Zealand)
MYSPACE- www.myspace.com/delaneyfdavidson <http://www.myspace.com/delaneyfdavidson>
MORE ABOUT THE REVEREND…
For some, rock’n’roll is a pastime, while for others it is a lifestyle. But for Swiss singer/songwriter and one-man band act Reverend Beat-Man it is nothing short of a religion.
With one foot planted firmly on each side of the line which separates heaven from hell, the saved from the damned, and the saints from the sinners, Reverend Beat-Man baptizes obscure music seekers in a river of sound wholly unique to him, offering his many listeners a sacrament of primitive rock’n’roll, gospel trash, surreal folk, and wild blues. To be sure, this scary-eyed fire and brimstone preacher of the Rock’n’Roll Word plays fiery rock guitar, works the drum kit with very capable feet, and pushes out gravelly vocals that sound almost like a combination of Depression-era bluesman Blind Willie Johnson and the singer/guitarist for the dark roots duo Those Poor Bastards, Lonesome Wyatt. The Reverend’s mission as a primitive rock and blues trash evangelist, it seems, is to show us the hell in his demented heart in order to bring us all to the light.
It is evident that Reverend Beat-Man’s sound has captured the collective ear of the rock’n’roll underground, especially among one-man band enthusiasts. In addition to extensive touring and being featured on several compilations, the Reverend has released one album, “Apartment Wrestling Rock’n’Roll,” under his original moniker Lightning Beat-Man. After that, he went on to release two albums under the Reverend Beat-Man name, “Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash, Volumes I & II,” and then a third titled “Get On Your Knees.” Later, he went on to release an experimental album, “Your Favorite Position Is On Your Knees,” alongside the Swiss industrial analog electro group Herpes-o-Deluxe under the moniker Reverend Beat-Man & The Church of Herpes. This last recording was received with mixed opinions by fans and press alike. The Reverend’s faithful flock, most of them no doubt expecting more of the same, were thrown for a loop, as it were, and felt altogether removed from the highly processed sound and artificiality of it all. Of course, the Reverend Beat-Man & The Church of Herpes endeavor was not met with any apostasy…so far as I know, that is…and those in the loyal congregation of Reverend Beat-Man’s Church of Rock’n’Roll remain as such.