Planet Rock Roadstars Simo/Aaron Keylock/Federal Charm



Planet Rock in association with The Gig Cartel presents
THE BEST IN BREAKING BLUES AND ROCK
“ROADSTARS"
SIMO / AARON KEYLOCK / FEDERAL CHARM 
NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR
PLANET ROCK TICKET PRE-SALE: WEDNESDAY 15th JUNE
TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC: FRIDAY 17th JUNE

Three of the most exciting new prospects in the world of blues rock will tour together for the very first time in November and December 2016.  Touring under the moniker of“ROADSTARS” – the tour promises to be one of the hottest live concert triple headers to hit the UK in 2016.
The tour includes American blues rock guitarist Simo, British blues rock guitar sensation Aaron Keylock, and British blues rock guitar band Federal Charm.  Every night each band will change headline spot, giving each of the artists an equal share of the limelight. 
Planet Rock will run a 48-hour ticket pre-sale from Wednesday 15th June viawww.planetrock.com. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday 17th June via www.thegigcartel.com or from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898.


SIMO’s song, “Stranger Blues”, is the perfect introduction for the Nashville power trio’s vibrant new LP, Let Love Show the Way. The song is a blueprint for reinvigorating the fusion of jazz improvisation, down home blues and classic R&B, as well as these genres’ psychedelic Brit Invasion and countrified Southern-rock manifestations. The rest of the record follows suit, a souped-up vehicle transporting the band on a deeply satisfying, off-the-cuff musical journey.

Photo Credit: © Charles Daughtry

Cut entirely live in full, unbroken takes—vocals and solos included—the sound is primal, sweltering and immediate. “We live and die by the take,” says singer-guitarist JD Simo. “We don’t edit, and if there are overdubs, they’re minimal. I want it to be unaffected and pure. For me, the music that always resonates most is when a performance is captured. That’s what I love, and that’s what we go for.”
That’s what I love, and that’s what we go for.”


The first album ever recorded at Macon, Ga.’s Big House—the communal home of the Allman Brothers Band during their late ‘60s/early ‘70s heyday—Let Love Show the Way finds SIMO not just revelling in the hallowed space’s unique mojo and history, but taking it to a fresh and inspired place.

Photo Credit: © Ed Rode

As a musical unit, Simo, his long-time drummer Adam Abrashoff and bassist Elad Shapiro have an undeniable chemistry, taken to even greater heights with JD playing Duane Allman’s 1957 gold-top Les Paul for every track on the record. This is the same six-string heard on the first two Allman Brothers LPs, the same storied guitar that delivered the unforgettable riff on Derek & the Dominoes’ “Layla.” JD is now part of an elite group of artists—including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and Wilco’s Nels Cline—who share the rare honour of having wielded this talismanic instrument.

Every now and then an artist comes along that blows you away and Aaron Keylock has fast been cementing his reputation as one of the most exciting and brightest young talent’s in the UK. A mesmerising live performer with over 200 shows to his name.


He’s already played with Blackberry Smoke, The Cadillac Three, Tracer, The Graveltones and The Answer as well as Bloodstock, Planet Rockstock, Ramblin’ Man Fair and Download festivals – and he’s just turned 18. 


In January 2016, Aaron flew to Santa Clarita, California to record his self-penned debut album with producer Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, Joe Bonamassa,
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons).

Whilst referencing Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, The Faces, T Rex and Blackfoot, Aaron writes all his own songs. Sporting clothes and hair straight out of 1974 (“I just like them”).


Aaron references his heroes in a shockingly authentic yet millennial way. He explains, “It’s the music I grew up with, it’s what I like, but you can’t base yourself on someone else. You’ve got to be inventive and see what comes out.” 
Aaron’s album campaign is scheduled to start in October 2016 with release in first quarter 2017.


“Federal Charm invest swaggering riffs, sleazy flourishes and cinder-raw vocals with a confidence that is utterly winning,” says Classic Rock.
The Manchester quartet released their second album, Across the Divide, on the Wire–Sound label in October 2015. Available via Cargo Distribution, the album was released on CD, digital download and 180gm vinyl.

Photo Credit: © Philip Goddard

The band released their debut to critical acclaim in the summer of 2013. Classic Rock called the album “jaw-dropping.” High profile opening slots for, amongst others, Michael Schenker, UFO, Black Star Riders, Ian Hunter and Rich Robinson cemented the buzz and promptly realised an impressive 5,000 sales.
In September and October 2016, Federal Charm were special guests for the Planet Rock sponsored Joanne Shaw Taylor UK tour. 20 dates culminating in two sold-out shows at London’s The Jazz CafĂ©.

Photo Credit: © Laurence Harvey

Drawing from a deep well, spanning the classic rock curve from the Allman Brothers to Zeppelin with the indie blues of The Black Keys and the contemporary bluster of Rival Sons, Federal Charm are full of melodic twin-guitar twists and stop-start rhythms. Their fresh direction has turned many an industry head, describing the band as having the most cutting edge sound in recent years.

Planet Rock in association with The Gig Cartel presents
THE BEST IN BREAKING BLUES AND ROCK
“ROADSTARS"
SIMO / AARON KEYLOCK / FEDERAL CHARM 
NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR
ALL TICKETS: £14 REGIONAL / £15 LONDON
24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com
SOUTHAMPTON, TALKING HEADS
WEDNESDAY 16th NOVEMBER
 2016
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16-22 The Polygon, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2BNhttp://talkingheads.vticket.co.uk
BRIGHTON, HAUNT
THURDSAY 17th NOVEMBER 
2016
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10 Pool Valley, Brighton, BN1 1NJ www.thehauntbrighton.co.uk
CARDIFF, GLOBE
FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER
 2016
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125 Albany Rd, South Glamorgan, CF24 3NShttp://globecardiffmusic.com
LEEK, FOXLOWE ARTS
SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER
 2016
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Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD 
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NOTTINGHAM, BODEGA
MONDAY 21st NOVEMBER
 2016
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23 Pelham Street, Nottingham, NG1 2EDwww.bodeganottingham.com
WOLVERHAMPTON, ROBIN 2
TUESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER
 2016
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20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
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BRISTOL, TUNNELS
WEDNESDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
 2016
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Bristol & Exeter House, Lower Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QS
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YORK, FIBBERS
FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER
 2016
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3-5 Toft Green, York YO1 6JT
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CREWE, BOX
SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER
 2016
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Pedley Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6AG
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NORWICH, WATERFRONT STUDIO
SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER
 2016
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UEA Box Office: 01603 508 050
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139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH 
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SHEFFIELD, GREYSTONES
MONDAY 28th NOVEMBER
 2016
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Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS 
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NEWCASTLE, CLUNY
WEDENESDAY 30th NOVEMBER
 2016
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36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
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GLASGOW, ABC2
THURDAY 1st DECEMBER
 2016
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300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA 
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EDINBURGH, MASH HOUSE
FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER
 2016
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37 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JG
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MANCHESTER, DEAF INSTITUTE
SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER
 2016
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135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk
LONDON, O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
WEDNESDAY 7th DECEMBER 2016

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N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS
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