Heathen Apostles

The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

An Evening Of Gothic Americana From Los Angeles  and special guests The Hot Tone Sinners

Wednesday 24th July 2024

The Wedgewood Rooms (Edge Of The Wedge)
147b Albert Road
Hants, PO4 0JW

Doors Open 7.30pm. Show 8.00pm.

Tickets £15 each, £18 on the door (if not sold out).

Tickets available securely online at: www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk

Wedgewood Rooms Box Office: 02392 863911

Alternatively, you can also purchase physical tickets in our usual outlets: in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea or Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea, OR Harbour Records, High Street, in Emsworth.

We’re delighted to welcome back to Portsmouth, fresh from their Sold Out show with us last year, the incredible and uber-cool Heathen Apostles, all the way from LA, as part of their extensive UK tour this summer. You made the band feel so welcome that they were desperate to come back and play for us all again – and if you missed them last time, then you’re in for a real treat! If you love The Dead South then you really need to check out this band too!

If there is such a thing in the current fringe roots genre as a supergroup, it would certainly be the Los Angeles-based dark roots and alt-country band Heathen Apostles, whose participating artists include Chopper Franklin (The Cramps / Mau Maus), Mather Louth (Radio Noir), with the 

addition of Thomas Lorioux (Legendary Shack Shakers) on double bass, and Luis Mascaro on violin. That is one hell of a lineup! And their collective musical output is equally impressive.

Using contrasting influences such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Bauhaus and The Pogues along with Howlin’ Wolf, Loretta Lynn and Bessie Smith, the Heathen Apostles have created a style of music that at once conjures both angels and demons, and will enlighten a darkened soul!

Born of the voices of past lives and baptised in the dust bowl dirt, the Gothic Americana music of the Heathen Apostles harkens back to a bygone chapter of American history.

“If you’re familiar with the gritty western TV show Deadwood, you could imagine 

The Heathen Apostles as the ideal in house band for Al Swearengens Gem Saloon!” (Chris Broom, Portsmouth News).

Their 6 critically acclaimed albums capture the essence of the Heathen Apostles modus operandi: Southern Gothic Americana imagery surrounded by haunting, minor chord melodies, musical 

influences including bluegrass, blues and gypsy jazz, all deftly bound together by the bands dark and sometimes brooding sense of a bygone age.

Support comes from The Hot Tone Sinners, who play their own Southern Gothic take on classic rockabilly and rock n roll.

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