Rita Lynch @ The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom
+ Husky Tones + Drunken Butterfly
Rita Lynch is a household name in the Bristol live music scene. Having been active on the local circuit for 28 years, Rita formerly lived through the punk music era of the 1980s, starting her own band before relocating to Bristol where she found her niche with like minded musicians. For those of us familiar with Bristol’s Blue Aeroplanes, you might well be aware of Rita’s contributions as bassist for this local band.
Husky Tones’ punk blues style favours the common rawness, simplicity and emotion shared between the punk and blues genres. Live it is delivered by the unique set up of a female drummer singer Victoria Bourne and guitarist Chris Harper. They have built a reputation for intense live shows. Performing around the UK and at National Festivals.
‘Husky Tones are keen on breaking into new ground completely. There are loose rules to Blues of course, but this band have just torn up the rule-book. It has a primal earthiness about it, redolent of both early Blues and Punk Rock – unusual bed-mates that strangely have united thanks to Victoria and Chris.There are some uncompromisingly good heavy guitar riffs present in many of the tracks, and some haunting and unique vocals. Lyrics are very good throughout, dealing with various topical historical, social, and political themes. This is refreshing subject matter for a Blues band to handle’. Phil The Music Quill
This is the raw, urban blues with attitude their unique interpretation of contemporary blues as they ask Who Will I Turn To Now? This is blues that is fresh, full of zing and attitude. The album, Who Will I Turn To Now takes you on a journey via the power of Victoria’s drumming, the eloquence of her vocals and the guitar that radiates the texture of blues with attitude. Chris makes the six-strings purr, howl and jump for joy. 9/10 Bluesdoodles
Drunken Butterfly are a Bristol based three piece drawing inspiration from the likes of Kim Gordon, Babes in Toyland, PJ Harvey and Patti Smith. Combining guitar, bass and drums with ukulele and melodica they create a fusion of snarly fuzzy punk rock and acoustic folk.
- • Rita Lynch
- • Husky Tones
- • Drunken Butterfly