These cats look kinda fun, give em a listen...
"Black Joe Lewis was the Friday highlight. They were probably booked off their live rep, and the astonishing spectacle of the slight Joe screaming curse words like a modern day Howlin’ Wolf was a sight to behold. With a swaying Honey Bears horn section (swaying!) and a tinny, but still brutal, double-guitar attack, any "modern-day pastiche" fears were put to rest with the call-and-response on ‘It’s Alright’ getting louder as it went on. A raucous ‘Booty City’ (see above) followed, featuring the band screaming together into the one mic as Black Joe stretched his wail to breaking point — they were that good." The Vine
"Hard hitting, funking, raw soul with swagger that will leave you sticky and dirty ....
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears bring their sonic soul review to the Powerstation on Wednesday 7th December.
With two rock-solid albums – Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is and Scandalous under their belts , Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears are set to get you rocking!
Having toured with the likes of the New York Dolls, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm and drawing influence from Elmore James, Howling Wolf and Lightnin’ Hopkins, Black Joe Lewis delivers a sonic assault of dirty blues, rock and soul delivered with his inimitable bite, backed the grit and raunch of the Honeybears - it’s a trip baby and not for the faint hearted!"
BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS
With Tyra Hammond & The Bluebirds - Powerstation , Wednesday 7th December 2011
Tickets available 11th October from Ticketmaster, more information – www.powerstation.net.nz