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.Their approach to punk blues mirrors what they love as audience members: inventive, individual and fully aware of tradition without being a slave to it. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Time for a Change’ in 2015 they have been making new friends and fans performing around the UK. Their songs have been played on national radio including by Paul Jones on BBC Radio Two and international radio. 'Who Will I Turn To Now?' has been album of the week on radio stations in the USA, UK and Europe. They have been described as 'Artist to watch' in ION Indie Magazine USA with 'Momentum' as a featured video. They have built a reputation for intense live shows performing headline shows at places such as London’s 100 Club, Fiddlers Elbow and Blues Kitchen, Brighton’s Latest Bar, The Fleece in Bristol and national UK festivals.
'Two very talented musicians. It's really powerful music' BBC Radio Bristol
'spirited, raw attitude from the power of the sticks and the sublime edgy and raw licks of the guitar,' Bluesdoodles live music review
'Fine album of contemporary punk blues delivered with energy, attitude, anger and sometimes primal rage.' Blues Matters
'This is music for an old-fashioned dark rock club, where sweat and alcohol keep the walls moist.' Alt Country.NL
'The duo Husky Tones weaves in an easy way a lot of heavy song with endearing ballads'. Keys and Chords.be
'Harper is an impressive guitarist, covering finger-picking, electric single note riffs, wah-wah’ed licks and simple yet subtle chords'. 'Bourne’s airy soprano vocals weave melodies that are reminiscent of Robert Plant’s own melodies.' 'As the intensity of the song builds, the chorus is built around a single note riff that Jimmy Page would love to have written'. Blues Blast Magazine
‘There are loose rules to Blues of course, but this band have just torn up the rule-book.' Phil The Music Quill
'This is the raw, urban blues with attitude.' 9/10 Bluesdoodles
‘Victoria has serious pipes and seems effortlessly to rise above Chris's driving guitar riffs, often sparking some fabulous wall of sound moments.'
The Blues Man In The Hat
"There's something special about a band who can make the whole audience sit down in the middle of a blues/metal set. The exuberance and freedom in their performance is a joy to watch. Great chemistry on stage." - Husky Tones
"An EP full of lung-bursting energy throughout. They themselves say that “indifference has no place here”, and seemingly neither does mediocrity as they crash onto the rock scene with a rather loud bang." - Rock Chic
Noisy Bristol Boys.
Pretty, Ugly, Vagabondy, Bond, James Bond(y) and more importantly right up your alley, cat. Blues Grooves and Heavy Roots combined with undeniable volume and unexplainable passion form the base of our drive to play and aspire for more.
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.
'Tonight the trio bought energy as they performed their own numbers form current EP and a cover of PJ Harvey a big inspirational force on Darcie, bassist & vocalist, Alice guitarist & Katie on drums summing up the power behind them with the slogan Girls Unite. The band is raw and youthful as they open tonight’s proceedings; With Sister, Not all Men and Socialist in The City, title track of the EP with confidence they played a new number performing it live for the first time tonight,; Good Bye Union, reflecting on Brexit. Drunken Butterfly with hints of many bands from the past including Poly Styrene have the potential to make a noise that will be long appreciated on the music scene'. Bluesdoodles
Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£5 on the Door
Tickets: £4Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk