The Georgia Satellites were one of the most ferocious bands of the 80’s. What set them apart from the other 100,000 bands who cranked their amps up to eleven was that their wild riffs and tanked up cries came from a band who, from the start, understood its place in the rock tradition and fought hard to solidify it with each recording.
Elektra records quickly signed the band and their first single, Keep Your Hands To Yourself, became a runaway hit. It reached #2 on the singles chart and their eponymous debut album reached the same position on the album charts.
But where the Satellites really earned their reputation was with their live shows. All those years of three sets a night paid dividends and laid waste to audiences across the States and particular, Europe, which took the band to its collective heart, a love affair that continues to this day. The rhythm section on both Dan Baird solo albums were Keith Christopher (bass) and former Georgia Satellites drummer Mauro Magellan, the duo responsible for a large part of Dan’s trademark sound.
Jump to 2007 and the band was completed by Jason And The Scorchers founder member and guitarist extraordinaire, Warner E. Hodges. The quartet released their debut album in 2008, championed by Allan Jones (Uncut), Scott Rowley (Classic Rock) and Bob Harris.In 2013, Circus Life, the long awaited follow up to the debut album, was released and attracted great reviews across Europe.
2014 saw long term bassist Keith Christopher replaced by ex Bonafide man Micke Nilsson as their touring schedule stepped up, seeing shows in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, UK and USA. The last night of the 2014 tour saw the band play their first ever acoustic show before a sold out London audience.
Doors Open: 7.30pm
Admission:£14 on the Door
Tickets: £12 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk