Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2011 Voodoo Experience Band Showcase: R Scully Rough 7

Rock The Body Electric will be covering this years Voodoo Experience.  Leading up to the event we will be showcasing some of the acts who are playing the show, today the spotlight shines on: Ryan Scully and The Rough Seven

The Rough Seven will take the stage Saturday 10/29 at 11:30 am in Le Carnival Bingo Parlor
We are starting our Saturday Voodoo Experience spotlight off with a bang.  There are very few bands who RtBE are looking forward to catching more then The Rough Seven during this years Voodoo Fest, sure it's an early set time on Saturday, but it will be well worth the rising.  RtBE has spoken with and written about The Rough Seven many times before and are only to happy to do it again for those who haven't yet found out the glory that resides with this group of musicians.

With the demise of NOLA party staples The Morning Forty Federation (more on them later) guitar man and songwriter extraordinaire Ryan Scully looked to move on and construct songs that dealt with more then just a night of debauchery.  He enlisted some of NOLA's finest with the low end of CJ Floyd on Bass along with Mike Anderpoint on drums joining Scully from the Morning 40's.  Local Scene stealers Rob Cambre on guitar and Ratty Scurvics on keys joined up and the group was rounded out by the vocal talents of the great Meschiya Lake and Erika Lewis, a veritable whose who of artists from the talented city.      
The group's lone release is Give Up Your Dreams and it is a Albert Pujols like home run.  Mixing in elements of classic rock, gospel, blues and jazz the group has struck sonic gold mixing styles, but never once sounding generic or carbon copies of anyone else.  There are flashes of highpoint era Rolling Stones, burning guitar duels in the vein of Neil Young and Crazy Horse and holy moments that call to mind blissful Al Green.  While the record is fantastic their live show raises it to a whole 'nother level... 

Having the privilege to chat with part of the band and meet a few members on past trips to NOLA it is a pleasure that good people are making such great music all the while kicking ass with such great showsThe Rough Seven have been a staple of RtBE ever since we first heard them, and Voodoo plans to add another layer to the magic, set your alarm and get to the site early for a set that you won't forget, this is one act we can not hype enough...in fact we will be catching them twice while we are down there, BOOSH!.

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