Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

November 2014 UK Tour




Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Dig Thy Savage Soul (Bloodshot Records)


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Weds. 12/11               Swansea                     The Garage                             Tickets

Thurs. 13/11               Newcastle                   The Cluny                                Tickets

Fri. 14/11                    Glasgow                      Broadcast                                Tickets

Sat. 15/11                   Wakefield                   The Hop                                  Tickets

Sun. 16/11                  Manchester                 Sound Control                         Tickets

Tues. 18/11                 Hebden Bridge            Trades                                     Tickets

Weds. 19/11               Liverpool                     East Village Arts Club             Tickets

Thurs. 20/11               Birmingham                The Temple at The Institute   Tickets

Fri. 21/11                    Southend-On-Sea       The Railway Hotel                  Tickets

Sat. 22/11                   London                        Jazz Café                                 Tickets

Sun. 23/11                  Guildford                     The Boileroom                        Tickets

Mon. 24/11                Bristol                         The Fleece                              Tickets





Recent Reactions


I hadn’t heard from Barrence for a while…I have now. Don’t “Turn Your Damper Down”…Turn it up!”-Elvis Costello


Barrence Whitfield is the Barrence Whitfield of R&B”.-Andy Kershaw BBC


“4/5”  – Mojo


“Irresistible set” – Uncut 8/10


“Rowdy and raucous Record Collector 4/5  



Dig Thy Savage Soul is a wealth of atomic-powered, sock it to me R&B and rock & roll hoodoo. Barrence, possessing otherworldly pipes that range from a low feral growl rumbling the nether regions to a scream that would make Little Richard blush, belts out originals and crate-diver covers with the formidable and aptly-named Savages. They keep his back with a punk rock grit and blues ferocity that lives in the frets between Chuck Berry and Jack White. Together, Barrence and the Savages lay down a groovy racket that’s so thick and greasy, you need moist towelettes near the hi-fi.


Barrence Whitfield and the Savages shot out of Boston in the mid-‘80s with the force of a cannonball. Through their sweaty dance party shows and love of primal soul, they were to R&B what the Cramps were to rockabilly–a gateway musical drug for nascent underground roots mavens. Along with original Savages guitarist Peter Greenberg (The Lyres, DMZ) and bassist Phil Lenker, they released several records on Rounder, became a favorite of BBC DJ Andy Kershaw, toured with the likes of Bo Diddley, Tina Turner, and George Thorogood, and won seven Boston Music Awards. They re-united in 2011 with Savages Andy Jody on drums and Tom Quartulli on sax.  


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