Dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across Britain and Europe. Audiences instantly tap into the fire and passion generated by the young band from Brighton.
The band’s journey since 2012 has seen them through a significant evolution, especially during the past 6 months. Dan Spellman joined Alex Butler (lead guitar), Charlie Simpson (drums) and Mike Topp (bass) during the latter part of 2016 and became lead vocalist. The tightness of the new line up owes much to the fact that Alex, Charlie and Dan played together as ColdHeat for 4 years from the tender age of 14. Fans, new and old, have been thrilled by the heavier sound coupled with the ever present energy and excitement which are a Red Butler trademark.
Influences include SRV, Free, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, Gary Clarke Jr., Royal Blood and Vintage Trouble. Touring with Laurence Jones, Billy Walton and Danny Bryant added enormously to the band’s experience.
Although busy working on new material the band continue to thrill audiences as they develop a heavier sound whilst preserving the passion and sensitivity that is their style. The presence of Dan on rhythm guitar has generated more space for Alex to express himself and opened up the opportunity for duetting guitars. The on-stage chemistry is obvious to audiences and the band is revelling in the experience.
See Red Butler at The Wheelhouse on Friday 23rd March.