CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BRITISH BLUES ROCK BAND “WHEN RIVERS MEET”
ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THEY WILL BE GOING ON THE ROAD WITH THE UK’S BIGGEST BLUES ROCK BAND KING KING IN OCTOBER 2021
“Wheel-spinning out of Dodge like Bonnie and Clyde… When Rivers Meet’s Grace and Aaron
Bond prove to be capable getaway drivers on a debut album that unfolds like a road movie.”
– Classic Rock Magazine
“A genuinely interesting, eclectic mix of songs produced in a retro-style, the mix being deliberately almost muddy at times. There’s undeniably great talent at work here!” – Velvet Thunder
The seven-date tour starts at Leeds University Union (October 15) and ends at Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (October 24).
Tickets are available from www.thegigcartel.com.
WRM are excited to be performing all shows as a blues rock duo, comprised of Grace and Aaron Bond. Grace sings lead vocals and plays mandolin and fiddle, while Aaron plays guitar and sings.The news follows the release of their current single “Walking On The Wire” that was released on February 26th. “Due to the pandemic, this will be the first time in over a year that we will be touring,” says WRM’s guitarist, Aaron Bond. We can’t wait to play for our fans. It’s going to be a great experience to tour with King King and play in front of their fans as well.”
WRM’S passion for blues – rock shows through with an underpinning of traditional blues and classic rock. On their debut album, Grace and Aaron made a concerted effort to keep to a genuine, gritty sound using authentic techniques, including tube tape echo and reverb chambers, which have created a live sound that keeps a truly vintage vibe that not only has energy, but is also a true representation of the ever-evolving sound this duo produces.
“Walking On The Wire”, follows hot on the heels of their previous singles “Battleground” and “Did I Break The Law”. Both the single “Walking On The Wire” and their debut album “We Fly Free” are available HERE and www.shop.whenriversmeet.co.uk. You can also check out the music video for “Walking On The Wire” on YouTube.
“We love ‘Walking On The Wire’, and we know people will be joining us on the chorus and singing it loud,” says Grace. “Blending and interweaving our vocals around different harmonies is something we love to do. We get to rock out at the same time. What could be more fun?”
ABOUT WHEN RIVERS MEET:
In November 2020, the band released their debut album We Fly Free which attracted strong media support and popular demand from their growing fanbase. The album received rave reviews from Classic Rock, Blues Matters, Guitarist, Maverick, Blues in Britain, Fireworks, Vive Le Rock, Powerplay, RNR and many more publications besides our very own Velvet Thunder! Classic Rock Magazine said this about the debut album, “When Rivers Meet are heavy enough to get your attention and quirky enough to hold it, with songs that kick at you, but leave a boot-print on your heart.”
Prior to the debut album, the duo released two EPs “The Uprising” and “Innocence of Youth” which served as an effective precursor for the fans before the highly anticipated arrival of the debut album. Over the past twelve months, the band has built up a large and loyal fan engagement on their socials due to their weekly “Rockin’ The Lockdown” live stream concerts performed from their home. Airing Saturdays at 8pm, the live streams proved so popular, the duo are now performing twice weekly by adding an acoustic Wednesday morning show at 10am.
The band’s previous two singles “Battleground” and “Did I Break The Law” were played on Planet Rock for sixteen weeks. WRM were nominated in four categories at the UK Blues Awards including “Emerging Blues Artist of the Year”, “Blues Band of the Year”, “Blues Album of the Year”, and “Most Inspirational Online Performance of the Year”.
“Battleground” was voted “Track of the Week” on Classic Rock Magazine’s Louder Sound website. The album was also voted Blues Rock Reviews’Top 20 Albums of 2020.
DETAILS OF THE KING KING OCTOBER 2021 UK TOUR – WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS WHEN RIVERS MEET
TICKETS – WWW.THEGIGCARTEL.COM
Leeds University Union – Friday 15 October 2021
Liverpool Grand Central Hall – Saturday 16 October 2021
Exeter Phoenix – Sunday 17 October 2021
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion -Tuesday 19 October 2021
Bilston Robin 2 -Wednesday 20 October 2021
Cambridge Junction – Friday 22 October 2021
Edinburgh The Queens Hall – Sunday 24 October 2021
Official Websites: www.whenriversmeet.co.uk ; www.kingking.co.uk