68-75 get ready to follow in the footsteps of many of the artists who have shaped their sound with their first ever UK tour.

The powerful four piece hailing from Atlanta, GA have a sound which is firmly set in the golden age of rock and soul. Having been influenced by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Free, Faces, Terry Reid and Humble Pie it is of no surprise that the band chose the UK to be their first venture outside of the U.S.

68-75 was formed in 2011 and features founding members Suzanne Sledge (vocals) and Andrew Cylar (guitar) alongside Joanie Ferguson (drums), Justin Senker (bass) or Hal ‘Wolf’ Mahan (bass). Last year the band released their excellent first full length album Stay On The Ride and are in pre-production for their currently untitled follow up.

Having undertaken many high profile support slots in the U.S in recent times, the band have shared the stage with the likes of Leon Russell, Ian McLagan, Devon Allman, Blackberry Smoke and Pat Travers to name but a few.

68-75 will be making their eagerly anticipated first transatlantic voyage in August with a five date UK tour calling at Newcastle, London, Brighton and Sheffield. Thanks to the likes of social media and word of mouth the band have been generating a lot of interest around the world.

National Rock Review recently caught up with Suzanne Sledge and Andrew Cylar to find out a bit more about the band, their influences and their UK upcoming tour.

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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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