Friday, April 04, 2014

The New Mastersounds to perform
Friday, June 6 at Old Rock House

The British funk/jazz group The New Mastersounds are coming to St. Louis to perform at 9:30 p.m., Friday, June 6 at the Old Rock House.

Doors for the 18+ show will open at 8:30 p.m., with the genre-hopping quartet Dopapod serving as the supporting act.

Led by guitarist Eddie Roberts, The New Mastersounds (pictured) were formed in 1999 in Leeds, and currently include Roberts and fellow founding members Simon Allen (drums) and Pete Shand (bass), plus keyboardist Joe Totten, who joined in 2007. While their sound owes an obvious debt to the Meters, they incorporate a number of other influences as well, with some tracks evoking vibes similar to fellow UK funksters Brian Auger or the Average White Band.

The New Mastersounds have released a dozen albums on their own, and also have collaborated with other artists in the UK and USA on various singles and one-offs. They've toured extensively in Europe and Asia and here in the USA, playing clubs, small theaters, and festivals and opening larger gigs for the likes of the Headhunters and the Greyboy All-Stars. 

Tickets for The New Mastersounds at Old Rock House are $17 in advance, $20 day of show, and are on sale now.

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