Supersonic Blues Machine
Sunday: Planet Rock Main Stage: 17:00 – 17:50
This is the blues born out of a desire to be part of something special, rather than merely a collection of fine talents. It a family of musicians who play as if they have always belonged as a compact unit, and in being brought together now bring out the best in each other.
Guitarist/vocalist Lance Lopez, drummer Kenny Aronoff and bassist/producer Fabrizio Grossi have a long history of working with top names. But since 2012, they’ve found in each other a new level of quality. Ramblin Man 2017 will see the band perform officially with Eric Gales and there are rumours of another guest slot being filled by a certain bearded gentleman looking to re-aquaint himself with their style.
“Blues is my passion but my favourite bands have always been eclectic, like The Beatles, Queen, Toto, and Earth, Wind and Fire,” says Italian-American Grossi. “I wanted to apply their lessons to Supersonic Blues Machine, and my band mates totally get that.”
Aronoff calls the band, “A blast from the past aimed at the future. You will feel B.B. King’s presence on stage, even though we might be wearing space suits.”
Hailed by no less than ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons as providing an exciting twist on the meaning of the blues in the 21stCentury, the band’s debut album, ‘West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco’ (2016) sees them balancing influences from a whole span of greats with a desire to move everything in their own direction. And, with guest appearances on the album from the likes of the aforementioned Gibbons, plus high grade musicians such as Warren Haynes, Walter Trout and Eric Gales among others, they have succeeded immeasurably in creating music that connects as much to the swamplands of the early 20th Century as it does to the aspirations of the current climate. Now, that is the true meaning of playing the blues!
‘Running Whiskey’, ‘Can’t Take It No More’, ‘Remedy’.
Their Finest Hour
‘West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco’ 2016
The band’s first ever live performance, with Billy Gibbons helping out.