Tuesday 14 April 2015

Gig Review - Scott H Biram

Kings Arms Bristol - Monday 13th April

A couple of years ago I was in desperate search of the 'New Sound' - Richard Warren had found that sound I had in my head and was playing it through a 60's Jazz Master into a 'heavy as hell' Fender Twin. He opened the show last night and before a mixed crowd of rocker/diesel billies and others, he coaxed some truly intriguing noir tones out of his kit. An obvious talent he was also a lovely fella, check out his video here to hear the magic sound.

Scott H Biram came on without a big entrance (just a small stumble from the bar) and lifted the flippin rough off! Playing a wicked array of old Gibson and Martin acoustics, and even a pointy explorer at times, he battered the hell out of his kick pedal that was at times four to the four and at others stuttered with excitement like a drugged up heart doing somersaults! Songs were played with a true overtop outlaw swagger that only a southern man could have pulled off. Highlights for me would be the fantastic Muddy Waters track that seamlessly went into 'Jack of Diamonds' and my all time favourite 'Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue'. Scott is a natural story teller whose eyes flip into his head when he really gets in the moment when he is rocking out. I implore you to see him and buy all his stuff, I purchased 'Something's Wrong/Lost forever' and here's the picture with Scott to prove it....

Scott H Biram and Blair Chadwick

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