Broken Witt Rebels arrive in the North East of England for their debut show in the region.

14-Aug-2016: The band are most definitely one of the breakthrough acts of the year so far. Since the release of their critically acclaimed Georgia Pine EP, Broken Witt Rebels have gained a lot of momentum in the first half of this year. Championed by the likes of Planet Rock Radio, their image has been found adorning billboard hoardings up and down the country.

In its first two months, the band’s latest video for “Guns” has already gained almost half a million views on YouTube. Tonight, the band arrive in Newcastle off the back of an appearance at the world famous Wacken Open Air festival in Germany last weekend.

As the Birmingham-based quartet takes to the stage, it doesn’t take long for them to delve into the Georgia Pine EP with the title track and fan favourite “Low,” both featuring early on. The latter of which has undertones of Golden Earring’s “Radar Love.”

Broken Witt Rebels come out with all guns blazing so to speak, and that level of energy consistently remains throughout their hour-long set. They keep the audience locked in; they are transfixed. The rebels frontman Danny Core has such a powerful vocal range and soul in abundance. The majority of the band’s set is taken from their latest offering and 2014s Howlin’ EP.

With only three EP’s under their belt, the band takes the opportunity to road test some of their new material on the unsuspecting Geordie crowd, with approximately six new tracks included in their set tonight. Broken Witt Rebels are always writing towards what will become their debut album and tracks like the incredible “Night Call,” which is one of the stand-out songs of the set, are so fresh they are not even 24 hours old.

Broken Witt Rebels are currently unsigned, yet their signature is one of the most sought after in the music business right now and judging by the strength of the new material included in their set to tonight, it’s easy to understand why.

The band closes their set with the hard rocking “Howlin'” and “Queen Bee” before slowing it down with the soulful “Getaway Man,” leaving the audience wanting more. But they aren’t done yet, returning to the stage for an encore, the band delivers a euphoric rendition of “Guns” before bringing the night to a close with “Shake Me Down.”

In days to come people will look back on tonight’s show as one of those, “I was there” gigs. Broken Witt Rebels will also be joining King King on tour across the UK in November. To coin a phrase from the band’s songbook, “they burn bright just like a cigarette.”

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam’s work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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