The explosive sounds of early rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm & blues has always had a stirring effect on children reacting to the beat instinctively and enthusiastically.
It began organically when Michael Snow, a 49-year music business veteran became a grandfather. An idea began to crystallize for the 60’s Liverpool musician after an informal performance of two original pieces for a gathering of music business friends and their families. Their response was immediate and encouraging.
Take a well known piece, add freshly written material as needed, compose some new songs, and invoke a series of distinct classic rock and R&B styles through arrangement and performance.
Once started, it quickly became a family affair with son Stirling Snow on drums and percussion and the vocal skills of daughter Celeste Shepherd, daughter-in-law Janin Otwell, and Liverpool alumni Ritchie Routledge.
Adding guitarist Brian Willoughby of the band Strawbs fame, blues harpist Johnny Wales, cornet player Brent Moyer and the rockin’ 9th Street Horns and you’ve got an all-star band!