Roosevelt Collier

+ Matthew Carmichael Quartet

The Blue Arrow, Glasgow

Entry Requirements: 18+

Soft spoken by nature, South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar. Brought up in the "sacred steel" tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances.Seated front and center, "The Dr." leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel.

At festivals, he is a regular "Artist at Large," performing alongside many of music's most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and countless others. In 2017, Roosevelt debuted his new project Bokanté - a "World Music All-Star Band" created by Snarky Puppy founder Michael League and featuring the vocals of Malika Tirolien.

As a bandleader, Roosevelt leads his world famous "get-downs" featuring a mixture of "superstars and church folk", his own "Jimi Hendrix Experiment"-style all-star trio, and in 2018 will release the long-awaited Roosevelt Collier debut record, featuring an incredible mixture of blues, gospel, rock, and funk all rolled up by producer and bandmate Michael League.

Matt Carmichael Quartet

Matt Carmichael is a 20 year old Scottish tenor saxophonist marked as ‘One to Watch in 2019 ‘by Jazzwise magazine.

His quartet features award winning pianist Fergus McCreadie, UK Young Drummer of the Year Tom Potter and London bassist Ali Watson. They have had radio play on BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM, BBC Scotland and gig regularly at festivals and venues throughout the UK.

‘Gorgeous Sound’ - BBC Radio Scotland ‘Commanding’ The Times ‘World Class’ - Tommy Smith

Matt Carmichael - Saxophone/Compositions Fergus McCreadie - Piano Ali Watson - Bass Tom Potter -Drums

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Roosevelt Collier
Matthew Carmichael Quartet

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