Big Funk Records presents
Sunday 27th November 2022
This gig has now passed
Doors at 9:00pm
Back in those cheery days of the Seventies when Pink Floyd pranced a happy tune with “Another Brick in the Wall” and Rock Behemoths prepared from transition to hairy rockers in T Shirts to the Eighties Hairy Rockers in Suits such as Don Henley was born the fabulous sounds of the rich sophisticated arrangements of Yacht Rock with hits like Rosanna and Ride Like the Wind. With the endless stabs of Fairlight Synths and fabulous Solos of Yes 91025 and even the unholy Union of Rap and Rock in Walk this Way the era exploded with unforgettable anthems.
Rocks of re creates the sounds of the 70,80’s some 90’s a teeny bit of 00’s rock as Sinner Andy Wood Mitchell and virtuoso Axe man Nuno Carvalho take you on a journey through
Four decades of Rock ably supported by the fabulous Rocks Off band on the 27th of November at the world famous Powerhaus in Camden Town.
Doors open at 20:30 Tickets £10.00
Andy Wood Mitchell
Fronting his own original projects from the age of Twelve Andy Started his music career proper At Abbey Road Studios as a trainee engineer but left to pursue the heady delights of playing At The Hogs Grunt and Le Beat Route with his original band which was ultimately to evolve Into The AM Band.
Having recorded Twenty albums released on all digital outlets his other live and recording credits include working with the likes of Damon Alban; Michael Ball, Carla Bruni, Natalie Cole; Brian Eno; The Evita Soundtrack, Tony Hadley; Romena Johnson, Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and the Waves); Lee Johns; Lemal; The London Gospel Community Choir; Barry Manilow; Jim MaCarthy (The Yardbirds); Tom Robinson, Paul Young and members of Blue & West Life, and as a regular face with the Mark Butcher all star band he has performed several times at the Albert Hall with Paul Carrick (Ace); Charles and Eddy Steve Harley; Roy Harper; Bill Wyman, and Elton John’s charismatic and long suffering percussionist Ray Cooper. Among his supports are the likes of scar legend Desmond Dekker; Soul legend Edwin Starr and … Steps.
Nuno, originally from Lisbon, Portugal started his musical journey at the age of 4. He took Piano lessons and he had his first live performances in concert halls at a very young age. When he turned 14, he picked up his father’s guitar and quickly achieved a great level of proficiency playing the instrument, well above his age at the time.
Throughout the years Nuno has been involved in several projects and performed in many venues from pubs to renowned International Blues Festivals (Seia International Jazz & Blues Festival 2014, BB Blues Fest 2015). Nuno is well known for his dynamic feel and melodic approach to music, as well as his versatility to incorporate different genres into his playing. He brushed up his guitar skills in Hot Club Jazz Music School and now holds a Master’s Degree in Record Production from London’s College of Music. He currently produces his own material and works as a session musician in London’s music scene.
The Band are made up of fabulous players Michael Connolly, Don Chandler, Alison Pearse, Karen Straw, Rob Hughs and Sophie Allotey and Susan Hiller. Their credits include Tom Jones, Beverly Knight, Tony Hadley, UB40, ABC and many many more and also features musical legend like Jody Linscott on percussion whose played with practically everyone including The Who, Paul McCartney, Elton John and Jay Z.