Creek - High octane rocking blues – a solid testament to the
enduring power and influence of Blues Rock – especially the variety in which
a wailing Fender Stratocaster comes front and centre. Inspired by the
classic guitar-driven blues rock of the late 60?s and 70?s, Cornish power
trio Devils Creek are keeping alive the time honored traditions first
forged by greats such as Rory Gallagher,
Ten Years After and Johnny Winter.
Formed in 2006, and fronted by maverick guitarist/vocalist Guy Rosewall, the
band features a crack rhythm section in bassist Tim Chapple and drummer Alan
Ibbotson. The band have released three albums on their own label (Top of the
Hill) The 2008 debut album "Bullfrog Blues" combined a classic approach with
an attack favoured by heavy rock, particularly evident in the ultra heavy
bass sound not normally heard in the genre. Featuring a hard driving
electric version of Rory Gallagher’s "Seven Days" which would surely make
the late great Irish guitarist proud, the entire offering is a solid
testament to the enduring power and influence of blues inflected rock. 2010
saw the release of the bands second album "Working the Chains". The album
received a good deal of airplay, including Rick Wakeman’s Planet Rock show.
The band’s latest album was released in January 2012. The band has gigged
solidly since 2006, and this years gigs include The Welsh International Bike
Show, The Bideford Blues Festival, etc.