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Tom Rodwell - calypso-blues housewrecker

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  • Wed 13 Nov ’13, 8:00pm – 11:30pm


Laundry, 240 Cuba Street, Wellington



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  • Free Admission


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Calypso-blues champion Tom Rodwell returns to Wellington for a show at Laundry on Wednesday 13th November.

Acclaimed as "Sheffield's answer to Lightnin' Hopkins," by the NME, the UK-born guitarist has appeared widely in the UK, Switzerland, Holland and the US since 2003, both solo and with his ever-changing band Storehouse.  He's appeared alongside artists including Trinity Roots, Leon Russell, Otis Taylor and Derek Trucks - who remarked, "You don't hear that anymore; beautiful tunes, beautiful groove!"  

His uniquely dance-orientated take on rhythm and blues music takes influences from calypso, slave-era spirituals and West African juju music - making his playing thoughtful, hard to categorise, yet instantly accessible, and bursting with salacious and surreal lyrics.  In Auckland, Rodwell regularly appears with ex-Wellington scene notorieties Jeff Henderson and Chris O’Connor.

"By turns wild, angry, hypnotic and sensual, it's as uncompromising as it is funky and some of the best live music I've seen," remarked Blues in London.

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