Fri 26th November, 20218:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
The Achievers are one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed bands on the UK Blues and Roots Music scene. With a reputation for innovation and originality they prove that soul, groove and song-craft still matter in the blues.
Based in Stroud but touring UK & Europe since 2017, The Achievers’ live reputation has catapulted them from near-complete obscurity to rave reviews and big-stage appearances across the World. In September 2019 the band won one of the most prestigious accolades in British Blues Music when they were selected to represent the UK at the International and European Blues Challenges in 2020.
With their infectious rhythms, joyful melodies and four-part harmonies The Achievers stand proudly as British Blues & Roots outliers. A rare home-town appearance will see them performing tracks from their new critically acclaimed album ‘The Lost Arc’ which reached #1 in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Charts and received radio play by Cerys Matthews on BBC RADIO 2.
“The most exciting & original blues band in the UK” – The Blues Hour Radio Show
“Refreshingly different” – Blues In Britain
“Traditional and quirky at the same time, upbeat and joyful…every song is an undoubted foot-tapper” – Velvet Thunder
“The Achievers’ passionate approach to music-making really is a joy.” Morning Star
Recorded mostly ‘live in the studio’ over two days in early May 2019 their most recent album ‘The Lost Arc’ is as much of an event as it is an album – it marks the arrival of The Achievers as a new force in British Blues & Roots songwriting. The fruits of a dedicated co-writing brotherhood, The Lost Arc is deliberately loose, quirky and intimate. Instantly catchy and irreverent, the 10 tracks whizz by in 39 soulful, fat-free minutes.
The band draw on their obsession with American vintage dancing music and the songwriting pioneers of early Rhythm & Blues, Americana and Southern Soul. Lyrics candidly explore, among other things: remedies for modern-day loneliness, the usefulness of a local man with a famous name, and the unnerving sweet-spot between oblivion and recovery.”