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Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie

How would you describe your sound and how has it changed/grown over time? Our band sound has a little bit of everything. There’s some New Orleans swagger, a large cup of soul, a spoonful of blues, and a dash of jazz noir. Imagine Tom Waits meeting Hound Dog Taylor in Bourbon St, New Orleans with The Rev. Al Green mixing the drinks. As far as our growth, We’ve come from a swampy four-piece bar room affair to a larger soul revue style ensemble.
 
Tell us about your album Hoodoo Hipshake. What is the story behind it? What inspired it? We had such a great experience recording our EP with sound engineer Callum Barter at Newmarket Studios, we decided to use the same formula for an album project.  The album took approximately 12 months to record and we are delighted with the result.
 
What can we expect from your live show? A lot of hootin’ and hollerin’ and lots of soulful fun. It’s a show full of the same kind of energy as a delirious gospel sermon.
 
What do you love about making music? Being given the gift that is musical creativity is the most therapeutic experience that one could possibly have. In my opinion anyway.

Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie will take to The Spotted Mallard on Saturday April 28 with special guests Pugsley Buzzard Trio and DJ Max Crawdaddy. Find the band’s album Hoodoo Hipshake online now.