Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

November 2014 UK Tour




Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Dig Thy Savage Soul (Bloodshot Records)


Watch: “The Corner Man” Live on ‘Later with Jools Holland’


Listen: “I’m Sad About It”



NTSOBC Proudly Presents……..




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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