Tensheds’ audacious showmanship deftly delivers a brand of gritty, heavy, edgy blues/punk, which incorporate elements of this classical background. Back with a new album and line-up consisting of only himself on piano and Ed Wells on drums, this duo take no prisoners when they deliver what Tensheds has coined “21st Century Blues”. For the uninitiated think ‘The White Stripes meets Tom Waits via Jerry Lee Lewis’.
In 2015, this punk prince crashed back into the music scene like a cannonball. His latest album entitled ‘The Dandy Punk Prince’ released earlier this year, four years after the award winning ‘Crazy Beautiful’, is rightfully generating buzz in the press, with Classic Rock Magazine declaring “You’ll believe the hype” and Vive Le Rock hailing him a “Genius”, not to mention extensive BBC Radio play and live sessions.
Tensheds has honed his persona over many years in the time-honoured tradition, hoboing the road, supporting and guesting for the likes of John Mayall, Mick Taylor, Hazel O’Connor, Roger Chapman, The Blockheads and James Burton. Throw in recent tours with Jim Jones and Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos and what you get live is a finely tuned, electrifying and totally unique performer. It’s no wonder he’s been labelled “Jerry Lee Lewis and Tom Waits’ love child”.
RICK WAKEMAN "A Very Rare Talent", MOJO "He's Exceptional", UNCUT 4/5, Classic Rock "You'll Believe His Hype", Maverick 5/5, Viva Le Rock "Genius", Get Ready To Rock "Album Of The Year", Blues Matters "A Stunning Album", All Gigs "Be prepared to be transfixed"
Supported: John Mayall, Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Hazel O'Connor (5 UK Tours), Beans On Toast (UK Tour), Roger Chapman, The Blockheads, Spear Of Destiny, Paul Kelly, James Burton. Currently plays keys with Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind
Performing Rights Society - UK Unsigned Artist, Discretional Rock Award from the House Of Lords, Northern Trax Award, Blues Track of The year - Indie/Pure Rawk Awards, Celtic Connections Festival Award, World Record for Most Gigs Performing in 24 hours
Doors Open: 7.45pm Admission:£7 on the Door
Tickets: £6 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk